Throwing it around

Things are heating up at the Winter Meetings as the week looks to come towards a close. Free agency has definitely kicked off with a bang with the biggest name–C.C. Sabathia–choosing a destination. It’s probably all just formality and scuttlebutt between the owners from here on out. Here’s the daily link dump:

-It looks as if Kerry Wood is going to be a Cleveland Indian. [The Tribe Report]
-The Twinkies have re-signed Nick Punto to a 2-year deal. [Around the Majors]
-J.J. Putz joins the Mets in a 3-team deal, a deal which unquestionably gives the Mets the best bullpen in baseball in a matter of days. [Loge 13]
-Is Mark Texeira getting away from his roots? [Blue Collar Baseball]
-Taking a look at some Rule V Draft prospects [Baseball America]
-The Devil Rays are looking at Bobby Abreu. [MLB Trade Rumors]
-The Reds search for a right handed hitter rolls onward. [Redleg Nation]
-An in depth look at the Reds acquisition of 32 year-old catcher Ramon Hernandez. [On Baseball and the Reds]
-Some first-hand Vegas updates as of this morning. [Baseball Prospectus blog]