I got into Milwaukee fairly late last night. I got to the downtown hotel where the general managers meetings are being held, and happened to walk through the front door with Brian Cashman. We made some small talk for a while, but Cashman said he wouldn’t be talking much baseball until the meetings got underway.
That begins today.
The general sense I got in the hotel lobby last night was that there’s not much expected to happen this week. The new collective bargaining agreement is the game’s biggest issue at the moment, and that might be the primary topic of discussion the next few days. Otherwise, it will be the usual trade and free agency questions, most of which will be probably lead to vague answers while the market is still beginning to establish itself.
It’s still early in the process, but most of the game’s decision makers are gathered in one place. Welcome to the GM Meetings, Day 1.