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Monday at Winter Meetings: In Real Life

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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.

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.

Video: Hahn excited for Vizquel, Pierzynski to return

Video: Cora discusses his first Winter Meetings experience

Video: 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.

Tweet from @MLB: The #WinterMeetings are here and so are the rumors. The latest buzz from Orlando: https://t.co/fNqUIaNJCO pic.twitter.com/cAimAlWKKN

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.

Tweet from @richardjustice: Not going to spoil the ending but me and @castrovince might have a Hall of Famer on tomorrow���s Morning Lineup podcast. You best listen. pic.twitter.com/1nTAeIRr5I

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.

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Sandy Alderson on the Mets' priorities this winter: pic.twitter.com/ahIeKPU85r

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.

Tweet from @BryanHoch: ���It���s going to be a great new chapter of my life and my career.��� - @Giancarlo818 pic.twitter.com/ppaWeOJtIC

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.

Tweet from @castrovince: Here's the view of the Giancarlo Stanton press conference from the cheap seats. pic.twitter.com/GHZUPndfHz

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.

Tweet from @BryanHoch: Hey everyone, it looks like the @Yankees have something to announce... pic.twitter.com/emJA9w9koD

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

Tweet from @WinterMeetings: The #WinterMeetings Awards Luncheon is a go! pic.twitter.com/Q3vu10I6Kk

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."

Tweet from @JamalCollier: New Nats manager Dave Martinez meets the media @ the winter meetings pic.twitter.com/fWjOiJrzxt

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

Tweet from @Nationals: Come for Dave Martinez talking baseball analytics on @MLBNetwork.Stay for the story about how he and Harold Reynolds witnessed a Caribbean casino heist. pic.twitter.com/RJY7DrxhMj

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.

Tweet from @castrovince: Al Kaline watches his fellow Tigers and fellow Hall of Famers get their day on the dais. pic.twitter.com/ELEpoqvkNI

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.

Tweet from @RhettBollinger: Alan Trammell and Jack Morris putting on their Hall of Fame jerseys before their press conference pic.twitter.com/3Tyfp6XMcI

"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."