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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseballs general managers have wasted little time getting to work since Kris Bryant threw out Michael Martinez for the final out of the World Series. The street sweepers have barely cleaned up from the Chicago Cubs victory parade, and outfielder Cameron Maybin?and reliever Pat Neshek?already have switched teams in trades.Starting Monday, general managers will meet in Scottsdale to address industry business and ramp up conversations with their peers and agents that will pave the way for trades and free-agent signings in the weeks to come.MLBs collective bargaining negotiations are ongoing, so no one knows precisely what ground rules will be in place this offseason. And this winters free-agent crop is, by acclamation, one of the weakest in years. Teams in the market for a closer or a power bat have ample options, but impact starting pitchers and middle infielders are next to impossible to find.As the meetings get underway, ESPN.com surveyed 38 baseball people -- general managers, assistant GMs, scouts and one MLB manager -- for their thoughts on six questions that will dominate the news during the Hot Stove season. Here are their responses:1. Which free-agent closer -- Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman or Mark Melancon -- will provide the best value for the contract hes likely to command?Responses: Jansen 19; Melancon 11; Chapman 6; no response 2.Jansens supporters point out that he broke into pro ball as a catcher and might have less wear and tear on his arm as a result. He has developed into an elite closer with a cut fastball that he threw 94 percent of the time in 2016.He has a simple delivery and one pitch to master, one scout said. Theres not a lot to mess up here.Take note of the word value in the question. Melancon is the oldest of the three pitchers at 31, and his average fastball velocity of 91.8 mph is easily the lowest. But he has logged a 1.80 ERA and converted 147 of 162 save opportunities (90.7 percent) since taking over as Pittsburghs closer in 2013. Chapman converted 91.7 percent of his save chances and Jansen 90.1 percent in the same span.Ill go with Melancon simply because I think he gets about half what the other two guys get, an AL assistant GM said. Hes not as dominant, but hes certainly better than 50 percent of those two guys.Chapman maintains his allure with a fastball that routinely cracks 100 mph and was sitting in the upper 90s even when he was gassed because of overuse late in the World Series. He does it the easiest of the three, which I think makes him the best bet to maintain what he has, an AL general manager said.That said, Chapmans domestic violence incident from last winter is giving some teams reason for pause.His off-field issues are a real concern for me long term, an AL scout said.2. Do you think the Cleveland Indians will trade Andrew Miller this offseason? If yes, where will he wind up?Responses: Yes, 2; No, 35. One respondent said the Indians will hang on to Miller and trade him in July.Of the yes voters, one picked the Los Angeles Dodgers as the best landing spot for Miller, while another speculated that the New York Mets might be in play because of Jeurys Familias arrest on a domestic violence charge. The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants also were mentioned as possible landing spots.Miller has two years and $18 million left on the $36 million contract he signed with the New York Yankees in December 2014. While thats quite reasonable given what he brings to the table, a $9 million annual layout for a noncloser is out of character for a Cleveland team that ranked 23rd in the majors in payroll this season.As Indians general manager Mike Chernoff recently observed, Cleveland has done well through the years by trading veterans on the verge of free agency for young talent. The Indians acquired Corey Kluber, Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley and Carlos Carrasco in such a manner, and theyve since blossomed into front-line contributors. In years where were not competitive, we have to make some of those painful trades, Chernoff said.Ultimately, survey respondents think the Indians will stand pat with Miller because their roster is good enough to repeat in the AL Central and make another deep postseason run. Even if manager Terry Francona might have to pick his spots with Miller over a six-month haul, Miller is too integral to the mix in Cleveland for the Indians to move him.Hes too valuable in a bullpen that he turned around, an AL assistant general manager said. If he wasnt with them, they arent playing in a World Series Game 7. They actually need more pen help. Trading Miller now also would be a tough PR sell for a Cleveland team that ranked 28th in the majors in attendance in 2016.Given his performance in the playoffs, the Indians front office might have to go into hiding if they make that move, an AL personnel man said.3. Which free-agent slugger do you like best: Edwin Encarnacion, Yoenis Cespedes, Mark Trumbo or Jose Bautista?Responses: Encarnacion 17?; Cespedes 17; Trumbo 1?; Bautista 1. One no response.Encarnacion will play at age 34 in 2017. Hes the second-oldest player in this group behind Bautista, who just turned 36. But he has built an impressive portfolio in Toronto in a very quiet and methodical way.Since 2012, Encarnacion ranks second in the majors in home runs to Chris Davis (193), second in RBIs behind Miguel Cabrera (550) and fifth in slugging percentage (.544) behind Cabrera, David Ortiz, Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton. Hes regarded as a solid teammate and a low-maintenance producer, and he received the coveted Big Papi seal of approval at the All-Star Game.Cespedes wins points as the best athlete and easily the best defender of the four. He loses support because of the widespread perception that his attention strays and he can become disengaged at times. That perception helped the Mets snag him for three years (with a one-year opt-out) when he hit the open market at age 30 last winter.Trumbo would be wise to stay where he is [in Baltimore], an NL scout said. Hes such a great fit for that ballpark, and Buck Showalter is the perfect manager for him. I think Encarnacion is the best hitter of the group, which makes him less susceptible to wild year-to-year swings. You can make the case that Cespedes is capable of the best single season given the crazy tools, but Ill go with Edwin if Im throwing out 3-5 years. Bautistas options could be limited given his age and defensive limitations.4. Whats the most likely scenario: (1) Ryan Braun gets traded; (2) Yasiel Puig gets traded; or (3) they get traded for each other?Responses: Braun gets traded, 13; theyre traded for each other, 9; Puig gets traded, 9. Five respondents think Braun and Puig are traded, but not for each other. Two survey participants declined to answer.Braun, who turns 33 this month, is coming off a productive season (.305/.365/.538) and is now three years removed from the stain of a 65-game suspension for his part in the Biogenesis scandal. But he still has four years and $76 million guaranteed left on his contract, which makes him a tough fit for a franchise tthats in the middle of a youth movement. Cheap Jerseys From China. The Brewers traded All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy in August, and its only natural to think theyll move Braun to complete the transition.Puig always seems to be one flare-up away from exhausting the patience of Dodgers management. He hasnt come close to the success he enjoyed as a rookie in 2013, and the Dodgers sent him a message when they demoted him to Triple-A Oklahoma City in August. But hes still only 25 years old, and the Dodgers have to be wary of the possibility of a light bulb going on with a new team.I think theyre afraid of trading Puig and seeing him return to stardom, an NL scout said. They would never hear the end of it.Reports surfaced during the summer that the Dodgers and Brewers were talking, and it makes sense in a lot of ways. 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