Reassessing MLB's Offseason Landscape Post-GM/Owners' Meetings

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Reassessing MLB's Offseason Landscape Post-GM/Owners' Meetings
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Without a lot of significant player movement, you might assume the general manager and owners' meetings that took place in Orlando this week were a bust. How wrong you would be. 

As I said in my piece detailing what happens at these meetings, even if no movement actually happens, teams are talking to each other, and you can put the framework of a deal to be completed at a later date in place. 

There was one notable move this week, as the Philadelphia Phillies signed Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million contract. It's a good deal for Byrd, who was a surprise performer for the Mets and Pirates in 2012. 

That's hardly the most important development to come from these meetings. To put a final bow on the GM/Owners' meetings, which concluded on Thursday, here are the biggest stories and what they mean as we approach the Winter Meetings in December.

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