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Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 1-6

NEWS Carlos Pena has retired from MLB. He had a 14 year career and was an All-Star in 2009 with the Rays. Pena is joining the MLB Network as a studio analyst. The Padres have hired former player Mark Kotsay as their hitting coach. He had a 13 year career last playing in 2013 with…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 24-30

NEWS Josh Willingham has announced his retirement from the MLB. He played 11 seasons for 5 teams; Marlins, Nationals, A’s, Twins and Royals. He ended his career with 195 HR’s and 632 RBI’s and won a Silver Slugger in 2012 with the Twins. The Reds have hired Kevin Towers as their new Special Assistant of…

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2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

By Josh: It is that time of year again when the BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association of America) come out and become the guardians, sentinels and protectors of all things holy to the baseball Hall of Fame. They will cast their votes for who they deem to be worthy of entering the baseball Hall of Fame,…

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Christmas Idea List 2014

By Norm: With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I would put together a Christmas gift idea list for the baseball fan. Books Jerry Reuss has a new book out. “Bring in the Right-Hander” will be a great read for that baseball fan. If you buy it from Jerry he will sign it for…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 17-23

NEWS Tim Hudson of the Giants has said that the 2015 season could be his last season. He will be a free agent after this season. Rob Manfred was officially given a five-year term as MLB Commissioner. Manfred has served as the head of labor negotiations for 19 years since the strike of 1994. The…

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Oh The Offseason

By Josh I’ve been thinking about the offseason of Major League Baseball a lot this week. A part of me loves the offseason because of the Hot Stove. Trades, free agent signings and even just the rumors are exciting for me. However, I’ve also realized that I hate the offseason because of the trades, free…

He Signed For How Much?

By Josh Over the past week the rumors that Giancarlo Stanton would be signing a $300 million contract have been swirling and became official recently. A grand total of $325 million dollars over 13 years has been granted to one of the most talented young players in the game. Let me say what I always…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 10-16

AWARDS NL Rookie of the Year: Jacob deGrom (Mets) AL Rookie of the Year: Jose Abreu (White Sox) NL Manager of the Year: Matt Williams (Nationals) AL Manager of the Year: Buck Showalter (Orioles) NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber (Indians) NL MVP: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) AL MVP: Mike Trout…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Oct 30 – Nov 9

NEWS Kevin Youkilis announced he will retire. He played 10 years in MLB and was a 3 time All-Star. He is best known for the 9 years he spent with the Red Sox where he helped win 2 World Series Championships. After the World Series was over the Yankees contacted veteran outfielder Raul Ibanez about…