I'm disappointed with the Winter Meetings, specifically, that nothing has happened involving the Cubs (the Ryne-Sandberg-as-new-Peoria-manager blockbuster notwithstanding).

In fact, I am hereby vowing to never patronize the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort if the Cubs don't make one major acquisition before this knitting bee breaks up.

If Jayson Stark's report on espn.com today is accurate, there might well be a boycott in my future:

"For two days, rumors have swirled around the lobby of a three- or four-team trade that would involve the Cubs, Rockies, Pirates and possibly even the Nationals. The various scenarios centered around one faulty concept, however: Jacque Jones patrolling center field in Coors Field (with Jason Jennings being the main piece winding up back in Chicago). An official of one club that had talked with Colorado said there is "no way" that's going to happen. And another source said the Cubs are "not down any road on any trade with any team." An official of another club that has spoken with the Rockies about Jennings said there is just about a zero chance that Colorado will trade him before leaving the meetings. "I don't think a reasonable deal could be made on him right now," the official said. "They're certainly not in any panic to move him. They can sure afford him, so it's not like they're going to non-tender him or anything. In other words, there's no gun to their head to move him. So the price is really high."


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