Originally written on Batter's Box  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Last week we found plenty of topics to kick off the first week of the winter, winter being that time of the year when baseball is not played. This week threatens to be a quiet week on the baseball front but who knows? Award season doesn't start until next week so baseball news will have to be generated by the general managers. The general managers meet next week in Milwaukee and that might get trading season going. But more likely those meetings will set the stage for the winter meetings in December.The free agent season started last week with the expressions of interest stage. There is a deadline on November 23rd where teams have to offer arbitration to their free agents. For those at the top or bottom of the lists the deadline is meaningless but for those type A's in the middle of the wish-lists the deadline could impact their fate. If a team offers arbitration then the cost of signing them goes up, sometime prohibitively. If no offer is made then they are a true free agent...
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