The general manager's meetings started yesterday in Orlando, enjoy the "GM's in Action" photos at the link
. There likely won't be much news this week as teams are meeting to set up meetings for the Winter Meetings in December and teams can't talk money with potential free agents until next week. Two things we do know...
- As I expected
(even though I talked myself out of it in our FA Frenzy contest
), Curt Schilling is poised to return to the Red Sox
barring something "unforseen or outrageously odd happening."
- Hendry will do everything he can
to retain Kerry Wood, possibly offering him the closer role. This in turn would make Ryan Dempster expendable or a desperate 5th starter option if Hendry strikes out on plans A through F to fill that role.
- The same article says the Cubs would tender Mark Prior a contract but only if they can get him to agree to a 2009 option. The team likely doesn't want to lose another year on a rehab season, plus if Prior does pitch and does it well, the Cubs don't want him walking away after just one season. Early Vegas line is 1000 to 1 that Prior agrees to the option.