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A rookie takes on the 2010 baseball winter meetings

Amanda Rykoff hit the 2010 baseball winter meetings in Orlando with a list of things she wanted to accomplish on her first trip. She checked those and many more items off her list and shares her observations and commentary on a packed week of dealmaking, networking, Cliff Lee rumors and fedora sightings.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:25 AM ET
By Amanda Rykoff

Here's a little fact about me: I like making lists and I like checking items off those lists. I am the OCD Chick after all, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. As I prepared for my first MLB winter meetings, I made a list of a four main things I hoped to accomplish: 1. covering an event as a credentialed writer for the first time since college, 2. being in the media workroom when news of a big free agent signing broke, 3. networking in the hotel lobby, and 4. seeing at least one reporter with ...

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