There might be a gas outage in Pittsburgh this week because the stove, my friends, appears to have gone freezing cold for Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates.
From multiple media reports, the Nationals appear to be the team most likely to land White Sox ace Chris Sale in a trade this offseason—possibly as soon as this week’s Winter Meetings. The only thing that might scuttle the deal? If the Nats get Andrew McCutchen instead.
Rich Hill will be returning to L.A. in 2017 after signing a three-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Amidst a weak free agent class, Hill’s 2.12 ERA in just over 110 innings split between Oakland and L.A. last season made him one of the shiniest pieces up for grabs.
Good news, friends: The Thanksgiving holiday brought us not just a bounty of meats, side dishes, and familial bonding, but also mildly interesting baseball transactions that could have anywhere from no to some impact on the upcoming season of “America’s pastime.”
Folks, the Hot Stove is as cold as a popsicle being licked by Dick Cheney. There has been minimal baseball news to speak of this week, with the exception of one team. You heard about these Astros?
Welcome to our first Hot Stove in Trump’s America, where, unlike the rest of Trump’s America, the men getting rich will actually deserve it.
This afternoon’s trade fucking deadline came and went without Yasiel Puig switching teams, despite his Los Angeles Dodgers acquiring Josh Reddick. However, something much stranger happened. For a few hours, it was unclear whether Puig was still on the Dodgers, on his way to the minors, or on the lam after storming off…
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets have finally agreed to a deal, per multiple reports. The disgruntled quarterback will make $12 million on a one-year deal.
Per a report from The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Dwight Howard has signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal with his hometown Atlanta Hawks. ESPN reported earlier this afternoon that Howard had a “really, really good” meeting with the Hawks, and had decided to cancel meetings with a handful of teams that were scheduled…
Not to interrupt to you in the middle of what you’re doing, but NHL free agency has started, and at a reasonable time of day. It’s highly unlikely that any transaction today will reach the heights of P.K. Subban going to the Predators, but the market is open and there are players to be signed. None of these guys will…
Are you ready for the return of Linsanity? Are you ready for... BrookLinsanity?! Sorry. I’m sorry.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a remarkable experiment in what happens when you take the financial brakes off a team and see how far you can fly with pure spending. On the field, their ethos is pretty simple: get men on base and hit homers on offense, then strike people out when they have the ball. Last year they had the…
After days of rumors that the Atlanta Braves were looking to make a deal, they finally struck. According to multiple reports, they traded Andrelton Simmons and minor leaguer Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar, pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, and $3 million cash.
Just five days ago, GM Dave Dombrowski said Prince Fielder was "probably not a good fit" in Detroit. That was after C/DH Victor Martinez went down for the year, but with 1B/3B/DH Miguel Cabrera still under contract through 2015. That's a logjam of immovable objects, though the Tigers have indicated Fielder will play…
Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!!