ORLANDO, Fla. – While assistants Brian O’Halloran, Mike Hazen, and Allard Baird are already here at the GM Meetings, Ben Cherington will arrive later today and be here in time for the GM dinner where he will likely be voted the Executive of the Year by his peers.
Cherington is certainly the odds-on favorite for the award after his performance last offseason, during the season, and winning the World Series.
Cherington will likely then begin meeting with agents and other teams. Scott Boras is here and hoping to meet with Cherington regarding free agents Jacoby Ellsbury and Stephen Drew. Boras also represents Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. two young players who could also be part of Boston’s 2014 season as starting players.