Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 8-14

NEWS Former Twins star Justin Morneau is going to join the team as a Special Assistant. Morneau played 11 years with the Twins, he was a 4-time All-Star and won the AL MVP in 2006. Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey passed away, he was 87 years old. He is one of ten umpires ever…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 1-7

NEWS The Braves announced that former pitcher Tim Hudson will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame. Hudson pitched for the Braves from 2005-13 and was an All-Star in 2010.   TRANSACTIONS The Rangers signed RHP Steve Delabar to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Delabar was an All-Star with the…

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…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 10-23

NEWS Jake Peavy is trying to make a comeback in 2018 after the 2017 season off. Tim Lincecum has been working out and is planning a showcase for MLB teams. The Orioles RHP Zach Britton suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during off-season workouts. Britton is expected to be out for at least 4-6 months. Dick…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 4-9

NEWS The Yankees are closing in on a five-year contract extension with general manager Brian Cashman that would pay him a total of $25 million. Rafael Palmeiro is seriously contemplating an effort to return to the majors. He hasn’t played since 2005 after he tested positive for steroids.   TRANSACTIONS The Yankees have acquired OF Giancarlo…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 27- Dec 3

NEWS Mike Moustakas (AL) and Greg Holland (NL) won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards, both players are free agents this off-season. Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. Napoli is a free agent this off-season and is expected to be at full health for the 2018…