I’m not going to say that the offseason is going to magically heat up with blockbuster trades every five minutes, so I think the right word for this would be to ‘get the ball rolling’. First on the list: the GM Meetings, live from Orlando, Florida. Let’s not confuse the Winter Meetings with the GM Meetings. The GM Meetings strictly talk about rules and protocol with all of the GM’s present in one building. Sure, there are some free agents wandering about but nothing big as in signings are going to happen there.
Another thing happening today: Qualifying Offers, Part 2. Today, players who were offered a Qualifying Offer have until 5 p.m. to accept or decline the deal. Robinson Cano, Hiroki Kuroda and Curtis Granderson are all expected to decline their offer. If any of the three sign with a different team, the Yankees will get a compensation draft pick for the 2014 draft.