One question I heard time and time again during my week back home: So what do you cover now that the Yankees season is over?
My answer: The Yankees.
After an incredible week and an absolutely perfect wedding, I’m spending the day driving up to St. Louis and flying down to Orlando for the general managers’ meetings.
Predictably, the past few weeks have been slow, but the GM meetings serve as a kind of unofficial beginning to baseball’s offseason. I wouldn’t get too excited for huge news — save that sort of buzz for next month’s winter meetings — but there will be a lot of decision makers in the same building, so there is certainly the potential for signings and trades. And changes to baseball’s offseason schedule have opened the door for more activity than in past years.
Last night, Sam gave a good explanation of the GM meetings. Our friend Ken Davidoff did the same over at Newsday. There will be a lot of official talk about rules and the collective-bargaining agreement, and there will be unofficial whispers about free agents and trade targets.