After Friday's seven-player trade between the Dodgers and the Reds, you'd be forgiven if you're anticipating what else the holiday might bring by way of transaction action while waiting for Santa to arrive. With that in mind, we turned to four of ESPN.com's writers to see what they think about the initial moves that have been made this winter, and what the next week -- and 2019 -- might bring.
Which team will find Bryce Harper/Manny Machado under its tree?
It looks like the Philadelphia Phillies championship rings are going to end up with a big lump of coal in their stocking because I'm going with Manny Machado to the New York Yankees and Bryce Harper to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yes, it would be more interesting if there were a surprise team in there like the White Sox or the Rockies or the Twins, but this is baseball for the big-boy spenders. -- David Schoenfield
The Dodgers for Bryce Harper and the Yankees for Manny Machado, though the field is more likely in both cases. -- Sam Miller
The Dodgers have provided clarity in the Harper chase, and at this point, I'd be very surprised if he doesn't end up playing in front of his agent at Dodger Stadium. The Machado sweepstakes still feels pretty open though I have to default to the idea that if the Yankees really want him, the New York Yankees championship rings for sale will have him. -- Bradford Doolittle
Even though Philly fans once booed Santa Claus, all will be forgiven after he delivers Machado down through the chimney at Citizens Bank Park. Once that's done, St. Nick will pilot his sleigh out west to Chavez Ravine, where Dodgers fans -- who have been dreaming of a blue Brycemas -- will get their wish. -- Eddie Matz
Overall, which team is winning the winter so far?
The custom New York Yankees championship rings haven't even signed Machado or Harper yet, but they traded for James Paxton and re-signed J.A. Happ. That's a big win right there. And who knows, maybe they'll play the ultimate heel and sign both Machado and Harper. -- Schoenfield
It's really just impossible to say without knowing what all these pieces are ultimately being moved around for. But the Houston Astros (getting Michael Brantley) and the Yankees (getting James Paxton) are both closing in on perfect rosters. championship sports rings -- Miller
It's the Cardinals, and they have the flexibility to keep adding. -- Doolittle
The Miami Marlins, of course. After all, they've got the game's most coveted trade target (J.T. Realmuto), and a brand-new logo. What's more, Miami has the highest average temperature of any mlb championship rings city this December (78 degrees). If that's not winning winter, I don't know what is. -- Matz
Which is the team to watch heading into the new year?
I'm really excited about the Tampa Bay Rays. No, seriously. I know the division is tougher than Grandma's fruitcake, but I love the Charlie Morton signing and the Mike Zunino trade helps behind the plate. They have depth and versatility up and down the 40-man roster and the reigning Cy Young winner in Blake Snell. They need a big hitter: Maybe it's Nelson Cruz, maybe it's J.T. Realmuto. In a dream scenario, maybe both and we get a three-way race in the AL East. -- Schoenfield
Don't overthink it. The cheap Boston Red Sox championship rings should be pretty interesting. -- Miller
Until Harper does or doesn't sign, it's the Dodgers. After that, the Indians have the ability -- perhaps more than the will -- to move a top-10 starter. If they did so, someone's title outlook could be dramatically altered. -- Doolittle
Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton talked about spending "stupid" money this offseason, but so far he has dropped only mildly moronic moolah ($50 million on Andrew McCutchen). If Middleton and the Phils get full-on foolish, it'll be fun to watch. -- Matz