I had the chance to present the Dick Martin Award for 2009 tonight at the Phillies organizational dinner. Scott Sheridan and his staff were humbled and honored by the award, while David Montgomery and his organization seem to understand the value a great medical staff has for a winning baseball team.
The Winter Meetings got underway with most teams arriving in Indianapolis, with lots of Hot Stove League talk heating up the lobbies. There’s still a lot more smoke than fire at this stage, but it appears several teams, players, and agents will be making news before the meetings break up Thursday. Expect much more action at the start of week than the latter, however.