Brian Cashman taking sugar cookies and a torte to this year’s winter meetings

Baseball's annual winter meetings open in Indianapolis next week and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says this year he is taking sugar cookies and a chocolate torte. "All the other GMs love my famous sugar cookies. They're a must-have and a winter meetings tradition now," he said. "But every year I try something new, too. This year it's a chocolate torte. I hope it's good. I'm making a low-fat version. You know how those turn out sometimes." Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro says he always looks forward to the winter meetings. "It's a time of great food, fun and fellowship during the holiday season," he said. "Also, I would like to acquire some bullpen help."