Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 21-27

NEWS

Your 2019 Hall of Fame Class: Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay.

The BBWAA elected four new Hall of Famers. Mariano Rivera (100.0), Roy Halladay (85.4), Edgar Martinez (85.4) and Mike Mussina (76.7). The next closest were Curt Schilling (60.9), Roger Clemens (59.5), Barry Bonds (59.1), Larry Walker (54.6), Omar Vizquel (42.8), Fred McGriff (39.8), Manny Ramirez (22.8), Jeff Kent (18.1) and Scott Rolen (17.2).

The Rangers have announced that will be retire Adrian Beltre’s number 29 this season.

The Marlins have hired Juan Pierre as their Outfield Coordinator in Player Development. Pierre played with the Marlins from 2003-05 and ended his career with them in 2013.

 

TRANSACTIONS

Gray and the Reds agreed to a 3 year/$30.5 million contract extension.

The Reds, Yankees and Mariners have completed a 3-team trade. The Reds will receive RHP Sonny Gray and LHP prospect Reiver Sanmartin. The Yankees will receive OF prospect Josh Stowers and a Competitive Balance Round A pick. The Mariners will receive 2B prospect Shed Long (Reds #7 prospect).

The Rangers have signed INF Asdrubal Cabrera to a 1 year/$3.5 million contract.

The Braves have re-signed OF Nick Markakis to a 1 year/$6 million contract and a club option for the 2020 season.

The Tigers signed INF Gordon Beckham to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Mariners re-signed OF Ichiro Suzuki to a minor league deal with a Spring Training Invite.

The Giants signed LHP Drew Pomeranz to a 1 year/$1.5 million contract plus incentives.

The Cubs signed RHP Brad Brach to a 1 year/$3 million contract.

The Mets signed LHP Justin Wilson to a 2 year/$10 million contract.

The Dodgers have signed OF A.J. Pollock to a 4 year/$50 million with a player option for a 5th year.

Pollock will patrol CF for Dodgers, when healthy.

The Mariners signed RHP Hunter Strickland to a 1-year contract. Strickland under control for the next 3 seasons.

The Indians re-signed LHP Oliver Perez to a 1 year/$2.5 million contract with a vesting option for the 2020 season.

The A’s have signed RHP Marco Estrada to a 1 year/$4 million contract.

The Royals and 2B Whit Merrifield have agreed to a 4 year/$16.25 million contract extension.

 

RUMORS

The Cardinals are interested in a long-term deal with newly acquired 1B Paul Goldschmidt.

The Marlins are looking for a lefty bat.

The Dodgers are still reportedly still in the mix for C J.T. Realmuto.

The Orioles are interested in INF Matt Davidson.

The Astros still have interest in bringing back LHP Dallas Keuchel.

The Padres have jumped into the Manny Machado derby.