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What’s in store for A’s as winter meetings open?

Greetings from Indianapolis, folks …

Check back here throughout the week for my posts from the winter meetings. This year’s event will be far different from last year’s in Las Vegas. That much was clear when I looked out my hotel window this morning and saw snow covering everything in sight. It’s freezing here … I’ll be interested to see if the A’s get any business done over the next four days. GM Billy Beane said he’d be more likely to sign a free agent than swing a trade. And while adding hitters tops the list of needs, let’s remember Beane said back in October that the starting rotation needs help too. I expect the A’s to seriously pursue a starting pitcher to complement the youngsters in their rotation, and I’d think they’d start exploring options this week.

Check back w/you soon …

Joe Stiglich