5 things to watch for at the GM Meetings – MLB.com

The Red Sox are still basking in the glory of their World Series championship, and while Dave Dombrowski receives dozens of congratulatory handshakes when he arrives at the General Managers Meetings in Carlsbad, Calif., this week’s event means it’s time to get to work on 2019.

Unlike the Winter Meetings, which will take place Dec. 10-13 in Las Vegas, this week’s meetings serve as an appetizer of sorts, giving executives an opportunity to begin shaping their offseason plans.

The Red Sox are still basking in the glory of their World Series championship, and while Dave Dombrowski receives dozens of congratulatory handshakes when he arrives at the General Managers Meetings in Carlsbad, Calif., this week’s event means it’s time to get to work on 2019.

Unlike the Winter Meetings, which will take place Dec. 10-13 in Las Vegas, this week’s meetings serve as an appetizer of sorts, giving executives an opportunity to begin shaping their offseason plans.

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Here’s a primer of what to look for during the GM Meetings, which formally begin Tuesday and conclude on Thursday.

How much will Bryce and Manny get?
Neither Manny Machado nor Bryce Harper will receive the answer to this at the GM Meetings, but the respective agents for both superstars — Dan Lozano for Machado, Scott Boras for Harper — will be in Carlsbad to meet with teams about the two most celebrated free agents in years. For that matter, most agents representing the 125-plus free agents will be on site, trying to grab some time with GMs before, between and after their formal meetings.

Machado and Harper aren’t the only marquee free agents out there this offseason, of course. Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel, Craig Kimbrel, Nathan Eovaldi and A.J. Pollock and the rest of the class should

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