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!!!

• A source tells ESPN the Cubs have shown interest in Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, but it's not clear if they're serious about making a splash or just trying to drive up the price for their rivals. Agent Scott Boras has also made a special binder in which Fielder is referred to as "Historically Great Through Age 27."

• Jonathan Broxton will be taking his talents to Kansas City this spring. The Royals' recruiting pitch apparently included a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and manager Ned Yost. So now relievers coming off elbow surgery get their own recruiting pitches. Where does it end?

• Willy Mo Pena is in line to make a whole bunch of yen over the next couple of years.


• The Astros are the latest to be mentioned as a possible new destination for Rays GM Andrew Friedman. Friedman is a native of Houston, and new owner Jim Crane should have some money to throw around.

• Matt Garza is available, and every big market team appears to be in the running.

• I don't care what Jon Heyman says, there is no fucking way Prince Fielder ends up in Seattle.


Happy 84th birthday to Vin Scully, who is in his seventh decade as the Dodgers' play-by-play man.

Ken Rosenthal throws some shit against the wall.