Yankees wrap up business in Orlando
The bags are packed and baseball is moving out of the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, signaling the conclusion of the General Managers’ Meetings and Owners Meetings for 2013-14.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, team president Randy Levine and chief operating officer Lonn Trost were on hand for meetings this morning with Commissioner Bud Selig. Yankees GM Brian Cashman was also present for the conference, and said that he is looking forward to getting back to New York.
Cashman and the Yankees met with several agents and spoke to other GMs during their time here in Orlando, but there does not appear to be an imminent deal at this time. It is still early in the winter, and the GM Meetings are typically used as an information-gathering session and a jumping-off point for talks.
“As little as I have to report right now, it’s a necessary evil to walk through this process in the front end,” Cashman said.
Asked if he had made any offers to free agents while he was here, Cashman replied: “I wouldn’t say.”
The baseball world is now free to scatter, but we’re not done with Orlando for 2013: the Winter Meetings will be held Dec. 9-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin resort.