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GM Meetings, how the Cubs became a recruiting machine, and other bullets

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Hey, GM Meetings time. Intrigue abounds! There is skullduggery in every room, and general managers, team staffers, and player agents skulk in the hallways, ever-watchful for the sign of an impending deal, in between sessions at the spa and the bar.

There are cameras, microphones, and note-pads everywhere.

This is the time when, according to several of our testimonials, the groundwork is done for the real action at the Winter Meetings.

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Cubs News and Notes:

Current 40-man roster, updated daily. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are conspicuously absent.

Food for Thought:

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