Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 6-12

GOLD GLOVES

American League

C Martin Maldonado (1st), 1B Eric Hosmer (4th), 2B Brian Dozier (1st), 3B Evan Longoria (3rd), SS Andrelton Simmons, LF Alex Gordon (5th), CF Byron Buxton (1st), RF Mookie Betts (2nd), P Marcus Stroman (1st)

National League

C Tucker Barnhart (1st), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (3rd), 2B DJ LeMahieu (2nd), 3B Nolan Arenado (5th), SS Brandon Crawford (3rd), LF Marcell Ozuna (1st), CF Ender Inciarte (2nd), RF Jason Heyward (5th), P Zack Greinke (4th)

Buxton won his 1st Gold Glove and was also the Platinum Glove winner in the AL.

SILVER SLUGGERS

American League

C Gary Sanchez (1st), 1B Eric Hosmer (1st), 2B Jose Altuve (4th), 3B Jose Ramirez (1st), SS Francisco Lindor (1st), OF Aaron Judge (1st), OF Justin Upton (3rd), OF George Springer (1st), DH Nelson Cruz (2nd)

National League

C Buster Posey (4th), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (3rd), 2B Daniel Murphy (2nd), 3B Nolan Arenado (3rd), SS Corey Seager (2nd), OF Giancarlo Stanton (2nd), OF Marcell Ozuna (1st), OF Charlie Blackmon (2nd), P Adam Wainwright (1st)

 

NEWS

Alex Cora new manager of the Red Sox will wear #28 as a tribute to his brother, Joey Cora.

2018 Modern Baseball Era ballot will include Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin MIller, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell. The ballot will be voted on during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10.

Nine free agents have received Qualifying Offers: Jake Arrieta (Cubs), Lorenzo Cain (Royals), Alex Cobb (Rays), Wade Davis (Cubs), Greg Holland (Rockies), Eric Hosmer (Royals), Lance Lynn (Cardinals), Mike Moustakas (Royals) and Carlos Santana (Indians).

RIP Doc

Longtime Blue Jays and Phillies star Roy Halladay passed away at the age of 40 following a tragic plane crash. Halladay was a 8 time All-Star and 2 time Cy Young winner. In 2010 he threw a perfect game and in the same season he threw a no-hitter in his first ever postseason start.

The Nippon-Ham Fighters announced they will post two-way player Shohei Otani this off-season.

Brian McCann has said he would like to end his career as a member of the Braves with whom he played with from 2005-13.

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Rays have signed LHP Vidal Nuno to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Reds have signed RHP Kevin Quackenbush to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

 

RUMORS

The Orioles are looking to add a couple starting pitchers this off-season and have interest in RHP Andrew Cashner and LHP Jason Vargas.

J.D. Martinez is believed to be seeking a contract close to $200 million.

The A’s have interest in Marlins outfielders Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna.

Jay Bruce is reportedly seeking a 5 year deal.

The Twins are looking to add top tier free agent starting pitcher this off-season.

The Rockies would like to bring RHP Greg Holland back on a long term deal.

The Twins are interested in reuniting with free agent RHP Brandon Kintzler.

The Cardinals are looking to upgrade the left side of their infield.

The Red Sox are definitely in play for OF Giancarlo Stanton.

The Giants have interest in trading for OF Jackie Bradley Jr. among many outfield options.

The Twins have inquired to the Reds on the availability of closer Raisel Iglesias via trade.

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