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 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…