In fact, it appears the A's are purposefully staying away from the action:
Things sound pretty quiet for the #Athletics, who arrived in Orlando after most teams. Billy Beane isn't staying at winter meetings hotel.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) December 10, 2013
The A's aren't exactly known for doing their dealings at the Winter Meetings themselves. Indeed, Beane himself has emphasized in the past that the team is more likely to lay the groundwork for future deals. I suppose no one should expect the A's to be incredibly active, although they are still trying to trade Brett Anderson:
Exec who is in on SP says #Athletics very available Brett Anderson is "Plan B not Plan A guy, he has a lot of risk, but also lots of upside"— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2013
At least he's preparing himself, though. Or, rather, others are preparing him:
Brett is getting a Speed Hitter for Christmas...gotta practice in case he goes to a NL team— Morgan Bradley (@MorganBradley32) December 9, 2013
There is talk, however, about potential suitors for former A's players. Colon is said to be looking for a multi-year deal, but then there was this from Jon Heyman earlier today:
Colon market heating up. Orioles, mets, others. If it's 1 year deal, it'll be significant number, maybe $10M plus.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 9, 2013
The O's are also in on Balfour, apparently
That group is the all personality closing team.
Oh, and a really good, all-but-certain HOF pitcher hung it up today. That's about the extent of the activity today. More (non-) movement to come tomorrow.