GM meetings stoke Hot Stove

Originally Published: November 11, 2004
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider
The annual general managers meetings got off to a strong start when John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, were spotted coming out of the lobby of the headquarters hotel. That was basically it for star power -- except in San Diego and Kansas City, where they're still buzzing over the Terrence Long-for-Darrell May deal.

But not all is lost. Baseball officials discussed a number of pertinent issues, and will continue to talk about deals and meet with agents until they check out of their $455-a-night rooms and go home. As everyone pointed out, Key Biscayne simply laid the foundation for an active Hot Stove experience at the winter meetings in Anaheim in December.

Before the meetings broke, Baseball Insider trolled the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton and surveyed 15 executives on five issues sure to make news this winter. Here are the topics and their responses:

1. If given a choice, which elite first baseman would you sign: Richie Sexson or Carlos Delgado?

Jerry Crasnick

ESPN Senior Writer