Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 4-10

22 years later they recreate their SI Cover.

22 years later they recreate their SI Cover.

NEWS

The BBWAA elected two new Hall of Famers. Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3) highest % ever and Mike Piazza (83.0). The next closest were Jeff Bagwell (71.6), Tim Raines (69.8), Trevor Hoffman (67.3), Curt Schilling (52.3), Roger Clemens (45.2), Barry Bonds (44.3), Edgar Martinez (43.4), Mike Mussina (43.0), Alan Trammell (40.9), Lee Smith (34.1), Fred McGriff (20.9) and Jeff Kent (16.6).

Mets executive Paul DePodesta is leaving the franchise for the NFL. The Cleveland Browns have hired him as their Chief Strategy Officer.

Former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos will join the Dodgers front office and work alongside GM Farhan Zaidi.

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Marlins have signed RHP Edwin Jackson to a 1 year major league deal. Miami will only have to pay the league minimum because Jackson is still in the last year of his 4 year contract with the Cubs. He will make $13 million this year.

The Blue Jays have acquire RHP Arnold Leon from the A’s. The A’s will receive cash or a PTBNL.

The Rangers have signed LHP Cesar Ramos to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Royals have resigned OF Alex Gordon to a 4 year/$72 million contract.

The Braves have signed UT Kelly Johnson to a 1 year/$2 million contract plus incentives.

The Pirates have signed RHP Neftali Feliz to a 1 year/$3.9 million contract plus incentives.

The Brewers have signed 1B Chris Carter to a 1 year/$2.5 million contract plus incentives.

The Mariners have signed RHP Ryan Cook to a 1 year/$1.1 million contract.

The Braves have signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Wang hasn’t pitched in a MLB game since 2013 with the Blue Jays.

Giants land another free agent, Denard Span.

Giants land another free agent, Denard Span.

The Giants have signed OF Denard Span to a 3 year/$31 million contract pending a physical.

The Angels and LHP Hector Santiago agree to a 1 year/$5 million deal to avoid arbitration. Santiago was an All-Star in 2015.

The Blue Jays have acquired RHP Drew Storen and cash from the Nationals. The Nationals will receive OF Ben Revere and a PTBNL.

 

RUMORS

RHP Doug Fister has received multiple one and two year offers.

INF/OF Steve Pearce is seeking a 2 year deal.

The Nationals have explored the trade market looking for a catcher.

The Royals have strong interest in RHP Ian Kennedy.

The Rangers have had trade talks with the Marlins regarding OF Marcell Ozuna.

SS Jimmy Rollins is drawing interest from many teams as 2B.

The Blue Jays could consider trading RHP R.A. Dickey.

The Marlins have interest in LHP Wei-Yin Chen and Cuban RHP Yaisel Sierra.

The Brewers continue to discuss trades involving C Jonathan Lucroy.