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Winter meetings open quietly after frenzy _ perhaps signaling another burst of moves

  • John Farrell, manager of the Boston Red Sox answers questions at a news conference during the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    John Farrell, manager of the Boston Red Sox answers questions at a news conference during the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • John Gibbons, manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, speaks with reporters during a news conference during MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    John Gibbons, manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, speaks with reporters during a news conference during MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ned Yost, manager of the Kansas City Royals, answers questions at a news conference at the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Ned Yost, manager of the Kansas City Royals, answers questions at a news conference at the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

After all the trades and signings last week, baseball's annual winter meetings opened with relative quiet.

David Price still was being dangled on the trade market by the Tampa Bay Rays. Shin-Soo Choo and Nelson Cruz could be signed for a large pile of cash.

Opening day of the four-day session was notable mostly for the election of retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee. The other big news was the retirement of two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay after 16 seasons at age 36.