Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 22-28

NEWS Alex Rodriguez will join ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball booth this season. The crew will consist of him, Matt Vasgersian and Jessica Mendoza. The BBWAA elected four new Hall of Famers. Chipper Jones (97.2), Vlad Guerrero (92.9), Jim Thome (89.8) and Trevor Hoffman (79.9). The next closest were Edgar Martinez (70.4), Mike Mussina (63.5), Roger…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 15-21

NEWS Yadier Molina plans to retire after finishing his current contract which ends following the 2020 season. Two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana will be inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame on August 4th. Santana played with the Twins from 2000-07. He won both his Cy Young’s with them and was also a…

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…