Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 19-25

I hope everyone had a great Holiday season and a Merry Christmas. With New Year’s right around the corner, Pitchers and Catchers begin reporting February 12th. Most teams still have a lot of work. January and February is when teams add depth and many important pieces. Here’s to your team adding the player that puts them over the top. Have a safe and Happy New Year.

 

NEWS

Hall of Famer Randy Johnson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pro Baseball Scouts Foundation’s annual fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

A few more players that have committed to playing in the WBC are Christian Yelich (USA) and Shohei Ohtani (Japan).

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Giants have signed SS Jimmy Rollins to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Rollins grew up in Oakland so it’s a nice opportunity to finish his career close to home.

The Pirates have signed RHP Daniel Hudson to a 2 year/$11 million contract.

The Tigers have signed SS Brendan Ryan to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Indians have signed OF/1B Chris Colabello to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Phillies have acquired RHP Clay Buchholz from the Red Sox. The Red Sox will receive minor league 2B Josh Tobias.

The Padres have re-signed LHP Clayton Richard to a 1 year/$1.75 million contract.

The Pirates have re-signed RHP Ivan Nova to a 3 year/$26 million contract.

Edwin will try to lead Cleveland back to the World Series.

Edwin will try to lead Cleveland back to the World Series.

The Indians have signed 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion to a 3 year/$60 million contract with a club option for a 4th year.

The Braves and OF Ender Inciarte have agreed to a 5 year/$30.525 contract extension with a club option for a 6th year.

The Tigers have signed C Al Avila to a 1 year/$2 million contract.

The Angels have signed OF Ben Revere to a 1 year/$4 million contract plus incentives.

The Giants have signed 1B Mike Morse to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Morse won a World Series with the Giants in 2014.

The Cubs have signed RHP Fernando Rodriguez to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Rodriguez has played for the A’s the last three seasons.

 

RUMORS

The Blue Jays are still looking for left handed relievers. They have interest in Boone Logan, Jerry Blevins and Travis Wood.

Quintana could be the next big name traded by the White Sox.

Quintana could be the next big name traded by the White Sox.

The Yankees have expressed some interest in White Sox LHP Jose Quintana.

The Padres are interested in a reunion with RHP Jake Peavy.

The Rockies are keeping track of 1B/OF Mark Trumbo.

RHP Tyson Ross has as many as 20 teams looking at him.

The Pirates have worked hard to try to make a trade for White Sox LHP Jose Quintana.

The Padres are considering RHP Jered Weaver.

The Orioles have interest in OF Rajai Davis.

The Rangers are considered front runners to land 1B/DH Mike Napoli.

OF Jose Bautista is willing to take a 1 year deal.

The Blue Jays have considered trading for Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen.

The Orioles are showing some interest in 1B/DH Mike Napoli.

The Braves have C Matt Wieters on their target list.