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Tuesday at Winter Meetings: In Real Life

December 12, 2017

MLB.com was on the scene in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for Day 2 of baseball's annual Winter Meetings. Catch up on all of the action right here.9:35 p.m. ET: Skipper chatter from Day 2 Several big league managers met with the media during Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, and

MLB.com was on the scene in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for Day 2 of baseball's annual Winter Meetings. Catch up on all of the action right here.
9:35 p.m. ET: Skipper chatter from Day 2
Several big league managers met with the media during Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, and MLB.com's Phil Rogers was on hand to document the highlights, such as Astros manager A.J. Hinch discussing the importance of veteran leadership, Cubs manager Joe Maddon talking Kyle Schwarber's status as a leadoff hitter and A's manager Bob Melvin dishing on Khris Davis and Oakland's outfield depth.

6:11 p.m. ET: Manny of the hour
Questions swirled around the Orioles' shopping of star third baseman Manny Machado all day. And executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette confirmed on Day 2 that he is listening to offers for Machado, who will be a free agent at the end of 2018.
Whether the O's actually deal away one of the organization's most popular players since his arrival in 2012, is another matter entirely.
"Manny's an Oriole. I don't think you have to speculate [what the fanbase would think of a potential trade]," Duquette said. "There's a lot of interest in Manny and a couple of clubs requested a meeting, so we met with a couple of clubs specifically on that issue."

4:45 p.m. ET: Kapler of my eye
Gabe Kapler might be smiling because he's having a great time at his first Winter Meetings as Phillies manager. But might it have something to do with having an All-Star arm nearing a return to his bullpen?

4:30 p.m. ET: How the AL West was won
Mariners manager Scott Servais and Rangers skipper Jeff Banister get some face time with the media. Seattle has its eye on a free-agent reliever, while Texas hasn't ruled out a reunion with Yu Darvish. No matter what happens, the clubs will have to contend with the reigning World Series champions as a division rival.

3:47 p.m. ET: Buck to the future
Orioles manager Buck Showalter's out here disrupting the home run space. But he might want to be careful what he wishes for.

3:40 p.m. ET: Cheers!

3:04 p.m. ET: Dr. Roberts
The Dodgers are comfortable taking their time at this year's Winter Meetings, but that probably won't do much to stop reporters from asking manager Dave Roberts about potential deals.

2:53 p.m. ET: Mickey: Tito, you're so fine
New Mets manager Mickey Callaway talks about learning the art of bullpen management while working as the Indians' pitching coach under skipper Terry Francona: "If you go back and look at Terry Francona's bullpens, there's not too many guys that ever struggled."

2:26 p.m. ET: Neander haul?
The Rays, who could choose to build on last year's 80-win season or position themselves for the future, are one of the most interesting teams to watch at the Meetings. General manager Erik Neander sits down with MLB Network to talk about all the possibilities.

2:14 p.m. ET: Going, going, Gonzo!
Two women dressed as flamingos on stilts? No, you're not Hunter S. Thompson. You're at the Winter Meetings!

1:22 p.m. ET: Manny on the move?
MLB Network's Christopher Russo sounds off on reports that the Orioles are listening to offers for superstar Manny Machado, who wants to move from third base to shortstop next season, from the floor of the Winter Meetings.

12:54 p.m. ET: Fans pepper Jack
MLB.com's Dani Wex may not draw the same crowd of autograph seekers as Jack Morris, but then again, he's a Hall of Famer.

12:30 p.m. ET: Jersey? Sure!
The Baseball Trade Show at the Winter Meetings boasts a pretty epic selection of Theme Night jerseys.

12:23 p.m. ET: Hey, Buddy
The Mets hope to find a reliever or a second baseman under the tree this Christmas, and it looks like they've got a representative on their side in the North Pole.

11:15 a.m. ET: A walk to remember
Put on your best collared shirt, hang that credential around your neck and take a stroll through the Winter Meetings. 

10:17 a.m. ET: From one generation to the next
Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin, veteran reliever Luke Gregerson and Pirates infielder Max Moroff took part in the "Fun At Bat" event at Bay Meadows Elementary School on Tuesday morning, conducting workshops and baseball drills for young students.