David Stearns, hired as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers recently, discussed Thursday a wide-ranging and flexible plan for the team's offseason.
"Having a specified plan going into an offseason is always a little bit challenging because the dynamics of the offseason change consistently," Stearns told the media. "With every trade, every team's needs change somewhat. With every signing, the market can change a little bit. But heading into the GM Meetings [in Boca Raton, Fla., from Nov. 9-12] we should have a rough outline of what we're looking to do as an organization. And then the period between the GM Meetings and the Winter Meetings [in Nashville, Tenn., from Dec. 7-10], as the market begins to take shape, we should begin to really target specific areas.
"So we'll have a plan. That doesn't necessarily mean that I'm going to share the specifics of it publicly. But we'll certainly have a plan formulated by then."