What we learned at the GM meetings

Sox appear to be thinking big, but don't expect V-Mart and Beltre back

Updated: November 18, 2010, 8:34 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ten things we learned at the general managers' meetings, which ended here at midday Thursday:

1. The Red Sox are prepared to move on without catcher Victor Martinez and third baseman Adrian Beltre. We've known that all along, but the message was underscored here by the ringing endorsement GM Theo Epstein gave catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as the potential No. 1 catcher and the plausibility of either Kevin Youkilis moving back to third base or giving Jed Lowrie a crack ...

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