Brian Cashman just arrived at the hotel. Wearing jeans and an orange t-shirt that said “Southampton,” Cashman was surrounded by New York writers and said he had nothing new to offer.
The GMs have a cocktail hour later, so we’re hoping Cashman will have more to say once he has a few drinks.
He has several members of his staff here including Jean Afterman and Billy Eppler.
I’m also trailing the Mets for my paper this week. Omar Minaya was in the lobby earlier and will talk to the media in about an hour. I spoke briefly to Theo Epstein, who was headed out for a run. He said the Red Sox very much want to bring Mike Lowell back but have just gotten back to business after celebrating the Series.
The actual meetings, which include presentations on various subjects by MLB officials, start tomorrow morning.
Keep an eye on RHP Hiroki Kuroda. He opted out of his deal with Hiroshima in Japan to pursue offers in the United States. He’s not considered a major prospect, but teams will kick the tires on him.