My Southwest flight was booked, and it seemed like most of the passengers were headed to the Winter Meetings.
Andy MacPhail is already here, and Matt Klentak, John Stockstill and David Stockstill arrived today.
MASNsports.com's Phil Wood and Dan Kolko, The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec and Peter Schmuck, FOXSports' Ken Rosenthal, The Washington Post's Dave Sheinin and USA Today's Mel Antonen made up the media contingent.
A scout from another organization was pushing for the Orioles to dip into their surplus of pitching prospects and acquire the big bat that they need. He reminded me that it wasn't so long ago that we were hyping the likes of Matt Riley, Hayden Penn, Daniel Cabrera and Adam Loewen.
You just never know with young pitchers.