The 2022 winter meetings convene next Sunday in San Diego, where eight years ago the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester in what is considered the most important free-agent signing in franchise history.
Not to put any pressure on team President Jed Hoyer — who was then serving as general manager and best supporting actor to Theo Epstein — but it’s time to put his own stamp on a winter meeting.
An “intelligent” spending spree may be Hoyer’s preferred course of action over a big-ticket item, but we’ll have to wait to see. The teams, media members, agents, honchos and wannabe honchos begin congregating Dec. 4 at a downtown Hyatt Hotel, with the meetings starting the next day and running through Dec. 8.
By that point we should have a good idea of where Hoyer is headed, even if…
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