Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 24-31

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year’s. We have had a very slow Hot Stove season so far. Besides a few big trades, only Wade Davis and Carlos Santana have signed among the top 15 free agents. Things will really need to pick up in the next two weeks as we are only 42 days until Pitchers and Catchers start to report. January is going to be a busy month, Darvish, Martinez, Hosmer, Arrieta, Cain, Moustakas, Lynn and Cobb are all still looking for homes and Machado is still a possibly to be traded. Check out where we predicted some of the top free agents would land, Hot Stove Free Agent Predictions Part 1 and Hot Stove Free Agents Predictions Part 2.

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Twins have signed LHP Zach Duke to a 1 year/$2.15 million contract plus incentives.

The Reds have signed RHP Jared Hughes to a 2 year/$4.5 million contract.

The Rockies now have guaranteed $106 million to relief pitchers this winter.

The Rockies have signed RHP Wade Davis to a 3 year/$52 million contract that includes a vesting player option for a 4th season.

The Padres signed RHP Tyson Ross to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Ross was an All-Star with the Padres in 2014.

The Padres signed RHP Chris Young to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Young was an All-Star with the Padres in 2007.

 

RUMORS

The Blue Jays RHP Robert Osuna is drawing interest.

The Twins have serious interest in 1B/DH Mike Napoli.

The Giants are still in the market for an outfielder and bullpen help.

The Giants trade talks with the Reds regarding OF Billy Hamilton have remained ongoing.

Could Yelich be the next player traded out of Miami?

The Braves have checked in with the Marlins on OF Christian Yelich.

The Marlins are engaged in active trade discussions with multiple teams regarding both OF Christian Yelich and C J.T. Realmuto.

The Orioles continue to hear from multiple teams interested in trading for 3B Manny Machado.

The Brewers reportedly in talks with LHP Boone Logan.

The Cardinals are a possible destination for RHP Greg Holland.

The Brewers among teams to show interest in RHP Alex Cobb.

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