Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 9-15


American League

C Salvador Perez (3rd), 1B Eric Homer (3rd), 2B Jose Altuve (1st), 3B Manny Machado (2nd), SS Alcides Escobar (1st), LF Yoenis Cespedes (1st), CF Kevin Kiermaier (1st), RF Kole Calhoun (1st), P Dallas Keuchel (2nd)

National League

C Yadier Molina (8th), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (2nd), 2B Dee Gordon (1st), 3B Nolan Arenado (3rd), SS Brandon Crawford (1st), LF Starling Marte (1st), CF A.J. Pollock (1st), RF Jason Heyward (3rd), P Zack Greinke (2nd)

Jose Altuve was 1 of 4 players to win a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger.


American League

C Brian McCann (6th), 1B Miguel Cabrera (6th), 2B Jose Altuve (2nd), 3B Josh Donaldson (1st), SS Xander Bogaerts (1st), OF Mike Trout (4th), Nelson Cruz (1st), J.D. Martinez (1st), DH Kendrys Morales (1st)

National League

C Buster Posey (3rd), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (2nd), 2B Dee Gordon (1st), 3B Nolan Arenado (1st), SS Brandon Crawford (1st), OF Bryce Harper (1st), Andrew McCutchen (4th), Carlos Gonzalez (2nd), P Madison Bumgarner (2nd)


Will the Twins be able to sign Byung-Ho Park?

The Twins have won rights to power hitting 1B Byung-Ho Park with a bid of $12.85 million. They have 30 days to work out a contract with him.

The Indians OF Michael Brantley had right shoulder surgery. He will likely miss the first two months of the 2016 season.

The Cardinals top prospect RHP Alex Reyes has been given a 50 game suspension after testing positive for marijuana.

Albert Pujols could miss the start of the season for the Angels after undergoing foot surgery.

Lance Lynn of the Cardinals underwent Tommy John surgery and will be out for the 2016 season.

Korean OF Ah-Seop Son will be posted by the KBO’s Lotte Giants next week.

The Dodgers have narrowed their search for a new manager to three finalists. Gabe Kapler, Dave Roberts and Bud Black.


The D-Backs acquired C Chris Herrmann from the Twins. The Twins will receive prospect 1B Daniel Palka. Palka is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League.

The Padres have acquired INF Jose Pirela from the Yankees. The Yankees will receive minor league RHP Ronald Herrera.

The Twins have acquired C John Ryan Murphy from the Yankees. The Yankees will receive OF Aaron Hicks.

The Mariners have resigned OF Franklin Gutierrez to a 1 year major league deal.

The Braves have resigned C A.J. Pierzynski to a 1 year/$3 million contract.

The Mariners have acquired RHP Joaquin Benoit from the Padres. The Padres will receive two minor leaguers, 19 year old RHP Enyel De Los Santos and INF Nelson Ward.

OF Colby Rasmus is the 1st player ever to accept a qualifying offer. He will return to the Astros for 1 year/$15.8 million.

The Angels have acquired SS Andrelton Simmons and minor league C Jose Briceno from the Braves. The Braves will receive SS Erick Aybar, top prospect LHP Sean Newcomb, prospect RHP Chris Ellis and cash considerations.

C Matt Wieters (Orioles) and LHP Brett Anderson (Dodgers) will also accept their QO for 1 year/$15.8 million.

The Blue Jays resigned RHP Marco Estrada to a 2 year/$26 million contract.

Red Sox have a new closer, Craig Kimbrel.

Red Sox have a new closer, Craig Kimbrel.

The Red Sox acquired RHP Craig Kimbrel from the Padres. The Padres will receive 4 of the Red Sox top 30 prospects. OF Manuel Margot, SS Javier Guerra, INF Carlos Asuaje and LHP Logan Allen.

The Phillies acquired RHP Jeremy Hellickson from the D-Backs. The D-Backs will receive minor league RHP Sam McWilliams.



The Tigers have interest in bringing back RHP Joakim Soria.

The Red Sox are looking to add one or two good bullpen arms.

The Yankees could make LHP Andrew Miller available in trade talks this offseason.

The Twins except to make 3B/1B Trevor Plouffe available for trade if they sign Korean 1B Byung-Ho Park.

The Reds will listen to offers on LHP Aroldis Chapman, 3B Todd Frazier and OF Jay Bruce.

RHP Darren O’Day has offers in hand and expected to sign with a team in the next week.

The Mariners are talking to the Yankees about CF Brett Gardner.

The D-Backs are looking to add two starters this winter.

The Braves are actively shopping some of their OFers.

The Mariners are casting a wide net in search for a veteran catcher.

The Reds and D-Backs have discussed a swap of All-Star 2B Brandon Phillips and Aaron Hill.

The Mariners, Royals and Cubs are among the teams interested in trading for Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Giants will look into signing SS Brandon Crawford to an extension.

The Padres are shopping RHP Tyson Ross and OF Matt Kemp.

The Cubs will at least explore the trade interest in OF Jorge Soler and INF Javier Baez. They will seek pitching in return.