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With the Winter Meetings just around the corner, here's the latest on what we can expect to take place.. The Giants aren't expected to be big spenders, writes Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News.  The club won't seek the offseason's elite free agents or make an aggressive push to re-sign Carlos Beltran, but they will look to fill-in some gaps at reasonable prices.  Baggarly writes that they are after a right-handed hitting middle infielder such as Alex Gonzalez or Jerry Hairston Jr. and an outfielder such as Josh Willingham or Coco Crisp. In a piece for ESPN.com (Insider req'd), Jim Bowden runs down the situations facing the "new" GMs at the Winter Meetings.  In total, there are six GMs who have just signed on with their respective clubs as GM and one interim GM in the Astros' David Gottfried. An agent with prominent clientele told ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Insider req'd) that he's gotten less phone calls in recent days as clubs ...
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