"You just keep working the phones and your scouts keep gathering information to see what might be out there that makes sense for us to do," he said.Many mingling around the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center felt the dragged out trade talks involving the Twins' Johan Santana were clogging up the works. With Cabrera being moved, other deals could start flowing. If Santana is finally traded, the activity could really escalate. "Maybe one of the teams that doesn't get one of the coveted players would turn their attention somewhere else to fill the same spot," Krivsky said. "I don't know, I worry about our business and how we can get better without getting too caught up in it." There had been speculation Monday night that the Cubs were talking to the Reds about outfielder Josh Hamilton. By Tuesday, officials from both clubs said there was no truth to the rumor. Familiar face: Former Reds interim manager Pete Mackanin arrived to town on Tuesday and was among those roaming the hotel. Mackanin, who had a 41-39 record for the team this past season, is seeking a coaching job and planned to talk with a couple of clubs. He said he still has the option of returning to the Reds as a scout if he doesn't find something elsewhere.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.