Potential trades at winter meetings

Updated: December 2, 2012, 12:16 PM ET
By Buster Olney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Over the past decade, the winter meetings have been dominated by free-agent signings rather than by trades. Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton could command nine-figure deals, so it's possible they will dominate the stage here.

But some general managers say there is more groundwork for possible trades in place than they can remember in most years in the recent past, with a number of clubs looking to solve puzzles by swapping players. Here are some teams seeking potential trade partners: 

Cleveland Indians: At the GM meetings last month, they set the bar very high in the asking price for Asdrubal Cabrera, Shin-Soo Choo and others, focusing on young pitching in return. "Time will tell on whether they've lowered [the asking prices]," said a rival GM. There is a lot of interest from other teams.

The Indians have been working the phones, writes Paul Hoynes.