Category Archive: Articles.Winter-Meetings-2-1958-2016

1980 Winter Meetings: Future Hall of Famers in the Spotlight

Introduction and Context With the inauguration of free agency…

1981 Winter Meetings: The Post-Strike Intrigue of Kuhn, Smith, and Templeton

Introduction and Context The disquieting year of 1981 featured…

1982 Winter Meetings: Dispirited and Argumentative

Despite the picturesque setting of Honolulu, baseball’s owners…

1983 Winter Meetings: The End of the Bowie Kuhn Era

Introduction The 1983 Baseball Winter Meetings were held at…

1984 Winter Meetings: Superstationary

The 1984 Winter Meetings in Houston, Texas, took place in the…

1985 Winter Meetings: Free-Agent Freezeout: Collusion I

Kirk Gibson of the Detroit Tigers and Carlton Fisk of the Chicago…

1986 Winter Meetings: A Rigged Market: Collusion II

The 1985 Winter Meetings had showcased a then-record 62 free…

1987 Winter Meetings: Changing Times

Introduction and Context The 1987 winter meetings were held…

1988 Winter Meetings: Rangers Make Huge Splash

Introduction and context The 1988 Winter Meetings were held…

1989 Winter Meetings: Minor Moves Make Major Impacts

Dollar Disputes The twin specters of collusion in the recent…

1990 Winter Meetings: They Almost Didn't Happen

Introduction The Winter Meetings of 1990 were held amid a…

1992 Winter Meetings: The Circus Comes To Town

The baseball community met at the Galt House hotel in downtown…

1993 Winter Meetings: A Cooling Hot Stove and Boiling Tempers

As tensions between owners, general managers, and players mounted,…

1994 Winter Meetings: Year-Round Labor Negotiations Resolve Strike

With interim Commissioner Bud Selig calling an end to the 1994…

1995 Winter Meetings: Interleague Play: Innovation or Abomination? 

The baseball Winter Meetings are usually a time when teams reflect…

1996 Winter Meetings: The Year That Brought Labor Peace

In 1996, for the first time in three years, major-league baseball…

1997 Winter Meetings: Minor-League Changes, Major-League Impact

On the afternoon of Saturday, December 14, 1996, a 700-foot,…

1998 Winter Meetings: Tempers Flare, Contracts Explode

"Free-agent frenzy."1 "Meat Market."2 Negotiations dominated…

1999 Winter Meetings: All About Junior

The Winter Meetings of 1999 were held at the Marriott Hotel…

2000 Winter Meetings: Show Me the Money

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when you combine…

2001 Winter Meetings: All Quiet on the Charles

Introduction and Context The 2001 Winter Meetings were held…

2002 Winter Meetings: Return to Nashville

Introduction and Context The 2002 Winter Meetings were held…

2003 Winter Meetings: Back in the Bayou

The 2003 Winter Meetings were held from December 12 to 15 at…

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