Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer.
All-Star righty Mark Melancon and the Giants reached agreement on a $62 million, four-year contract Monday. As baseball's winter meetings heated up, lefty Rich Hill re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $48 million over three years.
Chris Sale was still with the White Sox, for now. But the Washington Nationals were trying to put together a deal for the lefty ace.
Nothing yet on the other top trade targets — Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and possibly two Detroit fixtures, slugger Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Justin Verlander.
A couple smaller deals also developed as...