1. Scott Boras represents 14 free agents including Manny Ramirez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Lowe. Scott tends to wait before making deals, believing (quite correctly) that prices rise as teams get desperate.
2. Some teams seem to be waiting to see what players are offered arbitration on Monday. Draft picks are more valuable than ever and GMs want a better sense of that landscape.
3. The pitching market won’t get moving until CC Sabathia makes his decision.
4. The state of the economy probably has had some owners telling their GMs to hold back.
This is setting up what could be a very eventful Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. They get started on Dec. 8.