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Monday at Winter Meetings: In Real Life

December 11, 2017

MLB.com was on the scene in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for Day 1 of baseball's annual Winter Meetings. Catch up on all of Monday's action right here.7:50 p.m. ET: Check out some of the Day 1 chatter Many executives, officials and managers from across MLB met with the media during

MLB.com was on the scene in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for Day 1 of baseball's annual Winter Meetings. Catch up on all of Monday's action right here.
7:50 p.m. ET: Check out some of the Day 1 chatter
Many executives, officials and managers from across MLB met with the media during Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, and MLB.com was on the scene. In these interviews, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn discusses A.J. Pierzynski and Omar Vizquel returning to the organization, new Red Sox manager Alex Cora talks about his first Winter Meetings experience, and A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane discusses the difficulty of making trades.

7:36 p.m.: One-stop shop for the latest buzz
The Hot Stove is open for business on Day 1 of the Winter Meetings. As rumors swirl and the top free agents begin to ink new deals, MLB.com will have you covered with all the latest.

5:00 p.m. ET: Pod of Fame
Anthony Castrovince and Richard Justice reeled in a new Hall of Famer for tomorrow's Morning Lineup podcast.

3:35 p.m. ET: Enter Sandy-man
With the Winter Meetings abuzz over talk of a potential Matt Harvey trade -- the Rangers and Orioles are reported suitors -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says New York's primary focus remains the bullpen, and he expects the relief pitcher market to stay hot over the next few days.

2:14 p.m. ET: Yankees celebrating 27 ... for now
Giancarlo Stanton poses with his pinstripes for the first time. Now the attention turns to World Series title No. 28.

2:05 p.m. ET: Big Apple just got bigger
The Yankees' news conference to formally introduce reigning National League MVP Award winner Stanton is underway.

1:16 p.m. ET: Schlender takes home trophy
Laurie Schlender, the assistant general manager of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A affiliate of Kansas City), accepts her Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award.

12:32 p.m. ET: Have you heard the news today? Oh boy!
We've heard through the grapevine that the Yankees will have an announcement at 2 p.m. ET. It's guaranteed to make every Yankees fan's day.

12:19 p.m. ET: Awards munchin'

12:00 p.m. ET: Martinez makes Meetings debut
New Nationals manager Dave Martinez holds a news conference at his first Winter Meetings as a skipper. He mentioned his excitement about managing Bryce Harper: "I can't wait to work with him, and I hope we get to work together for a lot of years."

Martinez also sat down with MLB Network and went deep on analytics and ... witnessing a heist?

11:35 a.m. ET: Morris, Trammell introduced as Hall of Famers
Voted into the Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee on Sunday, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell spoke at a news conference at the Winter Meetings on Monday. Tigers legend Al Kaline was in attendance.

Morris was choking back tears after being announced as a Hall of Famer.
"You don't get into the Hall of Fame on your own. ... I hope I can represent the people who have supported me," Morris said.

"When I hear Alan Trammell and Hall of Fame, that hasn't resonated yet," Trammell said. "To go in with my teammate, Jack Morris, it couldn't get any better."
Trammell found out he made it into the Hall while at the airport on Sunday, and this photo was snapped minutes later. In it, from left to right, are: Steve Boggs (agent), Rockies manager Bud Black, John Boggs (agent), Trammell, former pitcher Trevor Hoffman, Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Brad Ausmus (kneeling).

11:12 a.m. ET: Counsell talks Brewers with media
Brewers manager Craig Counsell was next up in the line of skipper interviews with the media at the Winter Meetings.

10:58 a.m. ET: In the Christmas spirit
Nothing says Winter Meetings like the big Christmas tree in the lobby. It is just another reminder to general managers that it is time to finish that holiday shopping for a bat or an arm.

9:40 a.m. ET: Morris dons Hall jersey
After learning he had been voted into Cooperstown on Sunday, Jack Morris got to try on his Hall of Fame jersey Monday.
Gif: Jack Morris jersey
9:30 a.m. ET: Skipper interviews begin
The Rays' Kevin Cash was the first manager to meet the media at the Winter Meetings.
"It's speculation for the most part," Cash said about trade rumors regarding the Rays. "I've been coming to the Winter Meetings four years now, and I don't know if I've ever seen a transaction actually take place. I know there's a lot of chatter about our players. I view them as being very special to our current roster and a big part of us having success last year, and going forward. How that shakes out, I have no idea what will take place.
"When you have good players, people are going to ask about it. And I think that's what we're seeing leading into this Winter Meetings, a lot of names are coming up. They're very respected throughout the industry."