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What's the Word?

As baseball's winter meetings ended, SI asked an executive from each team for a one-word assessment of his club
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NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST
PHILLIES Pat Gillick, G.M. "Close"
METS Omar Minaya, G.M. "Championship-caliber"
BRAVES Frank Wren, G.M. "Recharging"
NATIONALS Jim Bowden, G.M. "Progress"
MARLINS Larry Beinfest, President of Baseball Operations "Talented"

CENTRAL
CUBS Jim Hendry, G.M. "Optimistic"
BREWERS Doug Melvin, G.M. "Closer"
CARDINALS John Mozeliak, G.M. "Emerging"
ASTROS Ed Wade, G.M. "Solidifying"
REDS Wayne Krivsky, G.M. "Aggressive"
PIRATES Neal Huntington, G.M. "Passionate"

WEST
DIAMONDBACKS Josh Byrnes, G.M. "Well-positioned"
ROCKIES Dan O'Dowd, G.M. "Committed"
PADRES Kevin Towers, G.M. "Efficient"
DODGERS Ned Colletti, G.M. "Dynamic"
GIANTS Brian Sabean, G.M. "Transitional"

AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST
RED SOX Jed Hoyer, Assistant G.M. "Stable"
YANKEES Brian Cashman, G.M. "Unfinished"
BLUE JAYS J.P. Ricciardi, G.M. "Productive"
ORIOLES Andy MacPhail, President of Baseball Operations "Developing"
RAYS Andrew Friedman, Executive VP "Ascending"

CENTRAL
INDIANS Mark Shapiro, G.M. "Contender"
TIGERS Dave Dombrowski, G.M. "Contender"
TWINS Bill Smith, G.M. "Change"
WHITE SOX Rick Hahn, Assistant G.M. "Undeterred"
ROYALS Dayton Moore, G.M."Futuristic"

WEST
ANGELS Tony Reagins, G.M. "Solid"
MARINERS Bill Bavasi, G.M. "Developing"
A'S Billy Beane, G.M. "Healing"
RANGERS Jon Daniels, G.M. "Optimism"

*Teams listed in order of 2007 final standings

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KATHY WILLENS/AP (GILLICK)

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TOM FLUEGGE/US PRESSWIRE (HENDRY)

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SCOTT SOMMERDORF/SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE/AP (SABEAN)

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JOHN RAOUX/AP (CASHMAN)

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TOM SZCZERBOWSKI/US PRESSWIRE (SHAPIRO)

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LARRY GOREN/ICON SMI (BAVASI)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER (GAGNE)

Will ex-Sox Eric Gagne get the Brewers "closer"?

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BRAD MANGIN (SANTANA)

Johan Santana could alter someone's lexicon.