Major League Baseball's general manager meetings begin Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Indian Wells, Calif., and go through Friday.
What will happen at these GM meetings? Historically, not much happens when MLB front-office executives get together for their annual pow-wow. Though, as MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reminds us, the occasional big signing will happen, as it did in 2006 when the Houston Astros inked Carlos Lee to a six-year, $100 million contract.
The MLB doesn't even list the GM meetings on its calendar of "important dates," which might tell you something about their perceived importance.
If anything, these events are a precursor to MLB's winter meetings, which take place in Nashville from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6. The groundwork for the big trades and signings that will happen in December could very well be established in November.
But that doesn't mean no baseball news of significance will come out of Southern California during the following three days. Here are seven things that could happen.