Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 23-29

NEWS The Mariners announced plans that they will retire Edgar Martinez’s #11 in a ceremony to be held on August 12th. The Red Sox announced plans that they will retire David Ortiz’s #34 in a ceremony to be held on June 23rd. The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 All-Star game at Progressive Field. The…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 16-22

NEWS The BBWAA elected three new Hall of Famers. Jeff Bagwell (86.2), Tim Raines (86.0) and Ivan Rodriguez (76.0). The next closest were Trevor Hoffman 5 votes short (74.0), Vladimir Guerrero 15 votes short (71.7), Edgar Martinez (58.6), Roger Clemens (54.1), Barry Bonds (53.8), Mike Mussina (51.8), Curt Schilling (45.0), Lee Smith (34.2), Manny Ramirez…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 9-15

NEWS Max Scherzer will no longer be able to pitch in the WBC due to a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger. Top Cuban OF prospect Luis Robert left his home island in November and it seems he is working towards joining a major league organization. He is 19 years old.…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 2-8

Only 33 days until Pitchers and Catchers start reporting and 82 days until Opening Day!   NEWS Manny Ramirez is returning to baseball at the age of 44. The Kochi Fighting Dogs of the independent Shikoku Isalnd League in Japan have announced an agreement with Ramirez. whose last MLB at-bat was in 2011. A couple…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 26- Jan 1

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s. We just had a very slow week to the Hot Stove season. Things will really need to pick up in the next two weeks as we are only 43 days until Pitchers and Catchers start to report. Lots of free agent sluggers are still left…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 19-25

I hope everyone had a great Holiday season and a Merry Christmas. With New Year’s right around the corner, Pitchers and Catchers begin reporting February 12th. Most teams still have a lot of work. January and February is when teams add depth and many important pieces. Here’s to your team adding the player that puts…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 9-18

NEWS The Twins RHP prospect Yorman Landa passed away on Dec 9th. The cause of death was a car accident. Landa’s father was driving and his car struck a fallen tree. He was 22 and the Twins #20 prospect. The Mets CF Juan Lagares suffered an injury while making a diving catch for his Dominican…