A few notes from the Winter Meetings

NASHVILLE — R.A. Dickey, who lives in Tennessee, was spotted at the sprawling Opryland Hotel on Sunday.

The National League Cy Young winner was meeting with Mets trainers to discuss some minor surgery he had.

There has been talk that the Mets would be willing to trade the knuckleball pitcher if they can’t sign him to an extension. Given the comfort they had with Tim Wakefield over the years, you have to think the Red Sox would give the idea some serious thought.


• There is talk that Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke will attend the meetings and meet with teams.


• Curt Schilling is here for ESPN. Hoping to speak to him about what he thinks about the Hall of Fame voting. He’s on the ballot for the first time.

• The Nationals aren’t going to do anything crazy to sign Adam LaRoche. But there is a growing sense that something will get done. So if the Red Sox don’t sign Mike Napoli, what happens then at first base?

That’s why they’ll sign Mike Napoli.

• The hotel here is quite a place. You literally need a map to find your room, the place is so big. It’s also under a giant glass dome. Along with the Winter Meetings, there’s the annual Country Christmas celebration. For reasons not entirely clear, there are assorted characters in the hotel. I saw Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, and Puss In Boots. My goal is to snap a photo of Nick Cafardo with one of them.

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