Throughout the 2011-2012 off-season, Kevin Creagh will be looking at players that have been rumored to be non-tender or trade candidates, based primarily off of MLB Trade Rumors' Off-Season Outlook series.  The review isn't to suggest that the players are being pursued by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The purpose of the series is to explore the potential options on the market to see who might be a good fit for the 2012 roster.

Today is the start of the annual Winter Meetings that last from Monday the 5th to Thursday the 8th of December.  The meetings culminate on Thursday with the Rule 5 draft.  It's also the time when many deals get done, both in free agency and via the trade market.

MLBTR had a post up earlier that the Angels have only $15-20 million left to spend this offseason and wou...

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