Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 13-19

AWARDS

Judge is the Yankees 1st Rookie of the Year since 1996, Derek Jeter.

NL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger (Dodgers)

AL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge (Yankees)

NL Manager of the Year: Torey Lovullo (D-Backs)

AL Manager of the Year: Paul Molitor (Twins)

NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer (Nationals)

AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber (Indians)

NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins)

AL MVP: Jose Altuve (Astros)

 

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (AFL)

The Peoria Javelinas (18-12) beat the Mesa Solar Sox (16-13-1) in the AFL Champion game 8-2. It’s Peoria’s sixth league championship and first since 2012.

Ronald Acuna of the Braves won the AFL MVP and for the second year in a row he’s the youngest in league history at age 19. Acuna led the AFL with 7 HR’s. He is the Braves #1 prospect and the #5 prospect in all of MLB.

Eric Filia of the Mariners won the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award which is voted on by the field staff. Filia led the AFL in AVG (.408), OBP (.483) and SLG (1.088).

 

NEWS

The Braves will hire Alex Anthopoulos as their new general manager and executive vice president. Anthopoulos signed a 4 year contract.

Carlos Beltran announced his retirement from MLB. He played 20 seasons with 7 different teams and won a World Series with the Astros this year. He was the 1999 AL Rookie of the Year. He was a 9 time All-Star who won 3 Gold Gloves and 2 Silver Sluggers.

MLB announces the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres will play in Monterrey, Mexico from May 4-6.

The Yankees are in the process on interviewing candidates for their manager. So far they have interviewed Aaron Boone, Ron Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens.

The A’s have announced that Matt Williams will take over as the team’s new 3rd base coach. Williams played 17 years in the MLB and was the manager of the Nationals in 2014-15.

 

Healy will be the Mariners starting 1st baseman in 2018.

TRANSACTIONS

The Mariners acquired 1B Ryon Healy from the A’s. The A’s will receive RHP Emilio Pagan and prospect INF Alexander Campos.

The White Sox acquired RHP Thyago Vieira from the Mariners. The Mariners will receive $500K in international bonus money.

The Mariners acquired RHP Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees. The Yankees will receive 2 minor league pitchers, LHP JP Sears and RHP Juan Then.

 

RUMORS

The Angels are expected to meet with the agent for 1B Logan Morrison during the GM meetings.

The Royals are considering OF Cameron Maybin for center field.

The Giants have shown interest in Reds OF Billy Hamilton on the trade market.

The Orioles are willing to entertain offers on LHP Zach Britton.

The Padres are a surprise team to inquire about 1B Eric Hosmer.

The Mets have reached out to the agents of OF Lorenzo Cain.

RHP Chris Tillman will pursue a one-year deal hoping to re-establish himself for next off-season.

The Cardinals and Rays have discussed RHP Alex Colome in trade talks.

The Pirates have some interest in reunion with 2B Neil Walker.

The Astros are one of a few teams showing interest in C Jonathan Lucroy.

If the Rays look to reduce payroll they could make 3B Evan Longoria available.

The Giants and Cardinals have both made formal offers to the Marlins for OF Giancarlo Stanton.

The Orioles are interested in RHP Alex Cobb.

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