Twins Winter Meetings: Optimism, followed by trades

I did some writing at Twinkie Town for the Winter Meetings. As the week kicked off, I summed up what the Twins were after: pitching, pitching, and some more pitching. By Tuesday morning, the Twins had been linked with every pitcher in the world, but by Tuesday evening, it looked like Zack “Zach” Greinke was holding things up.

By today, though, not only had the Twins not bought out the market, they hadn’t bought much of anybody. Apparently, the team hoped that big names would sign early in the week, leading to lesser lights being available later, but now the team appears to be waiting to shop at the Jason Marquis Memorial Free Agent Pitching Clearance Sale.

UPDATE: You write in advance about nothing, and then the Twins trade Ben Revere for two pitchers.