Posts in category THE HEAT

RULE 5 DRAFT TODAY

RULE 5 DRAFT TODAY

On this last day of the 2014 Winter Meetings, the Rule 5 Draft will take place at noon ET. Players who have been with their clubs for a specified length of time, but have not been placed on the club’s 40-man roster, are eligible to be drafted. That length of time is dependent upon the […]

DODGERS WERE KINDA ACTIVE YESTERDAY

DODGERS WERE KINDA ACTIVE YESTERDAY

After a couple of seemingly quiet days for the Dodgers at the Winter Meetings, the new front office got to work on replacing the departed SS Hanley Ramirez. They got a couple of other things done as well. Wednesday opened with news that LA had acquired SS Jimmy Rollins from Philadelphia for two minor leaguers. […]

WHITE SOX ADD SAMARDZIJA, ROBERTSON

WHITE SOX ADD SAMARDZIJA, ROBERTSON

The Chicago White Sox have made the biggest splash so far at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, adding two impact arms in starter Jeff Smardzija and closer David Robertson. The AL Central may be the most winnable of the six divisions and the White Sox, 73-89 last year, saw Kansas City make the most […]

THROWBACK: 1980 WINTER MEETINGS

THROWBACK: 1980 WINTER MEETINGS

As the Winter Meetings prepare to kick off in San Diego, fans of every team (except the Giants) are looking for a big move that will make 2015 better than this past season. If “hope” Springs eternal, then dreams of grandeur are the theme of the Hot Stove season’s signature event, deep in the heart of Winter. […]

DEADLINE TO TENDER CONTRACTS AT MIDNITE ET

DEADLINE TO TENDER CONTRACTS AT MIDNITE ET

Tonight at midnight ET, the deadline will pass for clubs to offer contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The arbitration years are when players begin to become expensive and for a club to non-tender a player would make that player a free agent. The gamble by the club is that the player isn’t a future […]

26 PLAYERS ARE SUPER TWOS

26 PLAYERS ARE SUPER TWOS

The list of Super Twos was announced on Wednesday and 26 players fell before the cutoff to earn a fourth year of arbitration eligibility. MLB and the Players Association announced the list with the cutoff being two years and 133 days of service time. Read the full story at MLB.com. Here are the 26 players: […]

FIVE PLAYERS CLAIMED OFF OF WAIVERS

FIVE PLAYERS CLAIMED OFF OF WAIVERS

There were five waiver claims in addition to all of the other player movement news going on: PLAYER WAIVED CLAIMED RHP Eric Fornataro Cardinals Nationals OF J.B. Shuck Indians White Sox RHP Will Harris Diamondbakcs Astros RHP Jorge Rondon Cardinals Rockies INF Carlos Rivera Red Sox Mariners Check MLBDailyDish.com’s recap with a rundown of the […]

QUALIFYING OFFER DEADLINE

QUALIFYING OFFER DEADLINE

The deadline has passed for teams to make qualifying offers of 1YR/$15.3MM and 12 players were on the receiving end this year: Ervin Santana – Braves Pablo Sandoval – Giants Max Scherzer – Tigers Victor Martinez – Tigers Michael Cuddyer – Rockies Francisco Liriano – Pirates Russell Martin – Pirates Nelson Cruz – Orioles David […]

OPTIONS ON THE TABLE

OPTIONS ON THE TABLE

The Hot Stove stage gets set immediately after the World Series with player/club options being picked up/declined prior to the start of free agency. The last couple of days have seen a flurry of activity and they’re not done yet. Chris Cotillo at MLBDailyDish.com is keeping track of all these moves and has a live […]

WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

Even as Pablo Sandoval clutched the third-out popup to end last night’s World Series with another championship for the Giants, the hot stove season was beginning to heat up. The last day of the Word Series triggers the schedule of events that kicks free agency into full swing. Five days after the World Series (Monday) […]