November 17, 2000
The first signs of the baseball off-season are the General Manager meetings that are held soon after the completion of the World Series. Not being a baseball insider, I am not exactly sure what goes on at these meetings. As a fan, I envision the 30 general managers sitting around by the pool talking about how tough their jobs are and oh by the way, do you want to trade some players? I’m sure this is an over-simplified generalization and probably inaccurate but the only thing that seems to come out of these meetings are a few minor trades and a lot of talk about how much money Alex Rodriguez is going to cost to sign. Well, all of this talk about trades and personnel moves made me stop and think. What would I do if I were general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks.