Baseball general managers gather in Phoenix today for the start of their annual 3-day meeting. Don't look for a lot of deals or signings. But, the GMs do use this venue to talk with the agents of players who will hit the open market.

For instance, third baseman Pablo Sandoval is one of the soon-to-be free agents an there is much talk of the Red Sox interest in him.

While Sox GM Ben Cherington spends the week in Phoenix, Sox manager John Farrell its a trip to Japan. He will manage a group of MLB allstars in a series of games against Japan allstars...