Originally posted on Batter's Box  |  Last updated 11/14/11
The hot stove will warm up some this week.  Both the team owners and general managers hold meetings this week in Milwaukee.   I am sure the trade talk will heat up.  Also award season starts today with the rookies of the year.  JP Arencibia is not expected to win the AL rookie of the year but he might get some votes.We do also have some Blue Jay news, through Bob Elliott. The major item on the agenda for the owners and GM meetings is an update on the status of the negotiations with the players on a new agreement.  MLB and the Union have been meeting but the updates back to the teams have been limited.  With the owners and GM's getting briefed expect a lot of leaked information over the next few days.  The major items under discussion include:- Free agent compensation.  Will teams still get draft picks to compensate them for losing type A and B free agents.  The union is opposed to the type A category as it lowers the value of those players who are not in the top tier of free agents....
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