Today marks the first day numbers can be discussed with free agents, and also the first day of GM meetings. Which means activity is going to heat up soon.
Paul Hoynes notes that the Indians have made bids on the two biggest Japanese players available: Daisuke Matsuzaka and Akinori Iwamura. While Matsuzaka probably isn't coming to Cleveland, there's a much better chance the Indians are able to land Iwamura.
Grady Sizemore has been named the Man of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers of America. The Sizemore nomination beat a combined Sizemore-Hafner ticket by a vote.