Your Padres Winter Meetings primer …

Happy Sunday, just getting ready to get on a plane to the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, where baseball executives, agents and assorted media gather for four days.

You never know what to expect from the Winter Meetings, though I don’t see the Padres being active (at least not yet) with free agents, but new general manager Jed Hoyer will meet with a handful of agents and a lot of teams.

If the Padres do anything — and remember, checking and @FollowThePadres on Twitter, is your best source of information — it will be in the way of a trade. That doesn’t mean Adrian Gonzalez. I don’t think he’s going anywhere.

We’ll see what happens. And remember, the Rule 5 draft is on Thursday morning. The Padres have been active in the Rule 5 draft (unprotected players from other 40-man rosters) over the last few years and scored big a year ago when they stole shortstop Everth Cabrera from the Rockies.

Until Monday, here’s a few links to go over to get you ready for the Winter Meetings and what Hoyer and the Padres might be thinking moving forward.

— Corey Brock,, @FollowThePadres

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