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Notes and links on the night before the GM Meetings

Posted By Chad Jennings On November 6, 2012 @ 9:55 pm In Misc | Comments Disabled

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I’m still making my way to California, but here are a few notes as we head into tomorrow’s opening of the General Managers’ Meetings.

• It’s pretty early in the process, so it’s not surprising that things have been quiet so far. Jayson Stark reports that agents are saying the Yankees have been especially slow [2]in their free agent conversations. The assumption seems to be that the Yankees are waiting for their qualifying offers to be accepted or rejected.

• Ken Davidoff writes that Brian Cashman is expected to meet with Torii Hunter’s agent [3]during this week’s meetings. Agent Larry Reynolds also represents B.J. Upton, but Hunter is seen as a much better fit for the Yankees current needs and financial desires.

• From that same Davidoff piece: Cashman will not meet with Mariano Rivera’s agent this week, but there’s a chance a Rivera deal could be done by the end of the week or sometime next week.

Robinson Cano was picked as the Yankees best defensive player [4]in the first ever Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards.

• Center field prospect Slade Heathcott was named the Arizona Fall League’s Player of the Week. He played in just two games but had 13 total bases.

• The Denvor Post reports that the Rockies’ manager search is down to two finalists: [5] Walt Weiss and Matt Williams. That means former Yankees slugger Jason Giambi is out of the running.


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[2] the Yankees have been especially slow : https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/265841779000098816

[3] Brian Cashman is expected to meet with Torii Hunter’s agent : http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/yankees/target_hunter_jiRuMZF9WBWjPDGsJpJLKK

[4] Robinson Cano was picked as the Yankees best defensive player : http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121106&content_id=40184506&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy

[5] the Rockies’ manager search is down to two finalists:: http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_21940984/rockies-search-manager-walt-weiss-matt-williams?source=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dp-sports-rockies+%28Denver+Post%3A+Sports%3A+Rockies%29