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…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 20-26

NEWS The Yankees have announced that OF Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. He should be ready by the start of Spring Training. The Braves will lost their rights to 12 prospects including top prospect Kevin Maitan as punishment for international signing violations. The Braves will as well lose their third round pick…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 13-19

AWARDS NL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger (Dodgers) AL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge (Yankees) NL Manager of the Year: Torey Lovullo (D-Backs) AL Manager of the Year: Paul Molitor (Twins) NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer (Nationals) AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber (Indians) NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) AL MVP: Jose Altuve (Astros)…

The Pain of the Off-Season

By: Mike Carter Now, the Rajah, as he was known, played 23 major league baseball seasons and compiled a career .358 batting average. An excellent ballplayer; a curmudgeon of a human. Hornsby was to say the least a cranky and irascible man, and was difficult to get along with for long periods of time, leading…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 6-12

GOLD GLOVES American League C Martin Maldonado (1st), 1B Eric Hosmer (4th), 2B Brian Dozier (1st), 3B Evan Longoria (3rd), SS Andrelton Simmons, LF Alex Gordon (5th), CF Byron Buxton (1st), RF Mookie Betts (2nd), P Marcus Stroman (1st) National League C Tucker Barnhart (1st), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (3rd), 2B DJ LeMahieu (2nd), 3B Nolan…