The Official MLB Hot Stove 2011-2012 Offseason Thread

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 6 years ago '04        #401
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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not sure if posted yet but

Phillies acquired infielder Ty Wigginton from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash.
On a slow day in baseball, the Phillies made a nice, stealthy acquisition in taking Wigginton off Colorado's hands. The Rockies wanted to shed Wigginton even if it meant covering some of his $3.5 million salary next season (with a $4 million option for 2013 or a $500,000 buyout). Indeed, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Colorado will cover half his 2012 salary. The 34-year-old Wigginton batted .242/.315/.416 with 15 home runs, 47 RBI and a .731 OPS over 446 plate appearances this season while playing first base, third base and both corner outfield spots. In Philly, he'll provide insurance at first base while Ryan Howard is shelved and challenge Placido Polanco at third base, all while providing a bench bat and another backup outfielder. Wigginton hasn't topped a .750 OPS since 2008 and isn't a strong defender at third base, but he's a poor man's Michael Cuddyer for a fraction of the price.
Phillies got a steal here. Wiggy could handle 1st against lefties or fulltime if Thome looks like trash at 1B. He could also hit in the OF and back up Polanco.
 6 years ago '05        #402
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Not bad for $1.75 mill for the season.
 6 years ago '04        #403
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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for real, if thats all it cost, the yanks should've been all over this
 6 years ago '09        #404
DesertEagle 48 heat pts48
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The Rangers have signed Joe Nathan, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. The move likely means Neftali Feliz is headed to Texas' rotation.
 11-21-2011, 07:17 PM         #405
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 StuNNa said:
Nunez is just overlooked because of Derek Jeter. Alot of teams Nunez would be starting for. Braves could use him in both OF corners, 3B, SS and 2B.

I really don't want to help the Braves. Jurrjens might be hurt and they want to just cash in on his excellent 1st half. I really don't trust Braves pitchers because we've been burned so many times.

Hanson tho

I can only dream
If we trade Nunez who would pick up the 200-300 AB's from giving jeter/arod days off and days at DH? And the inevitable DL days one of them is likely to miss, He one of our OF a day off if they need it

Having a young guy who can play all over the diamond who makes minimum salary who can hit .270 with 20+ steals is alot more valuable to a team full of aging veterans then to any other team.

Id rather put a bullet through my TV then ever watch Pena attempt to look like he belongs on a major league field again, and we really don't have any other utility guys who can play all positions while still being competent at the plate do we? Or am i forgetting someone in the minors who might be ready?
 6 years ago '04        #406
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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Nathan got a lot for someone who wasn't that great last year.

Feliz to the rotation if his conversion to starter is like ogando then Texas won.

This spells the end of cj Wilson in Texas
 6 years ago '05        #407
SacTown|B 17 heat pts17
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Feliz in the rotation is a very scary thing.
 6 years ago '04        #408
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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CJ to the Angels is the next big signing. Don't see no other team dumb enough to pay him what he thinks he's worth.
 6 years ago '07        #409
Ham Rove 3511 heat pts3511
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 StuNNa said:
Some highly touted Cuban outfield "prospect". He's already 26 allegedly, so giving him an 8 year deal would be organizational suicide. Dude looks like a freakishly gifted athlete so some team will give him a shot. As for Fukudome, don't compare the Japs to the Cubans. Japs haven't produced a good positional player in the MLB since Ichiro and Hideki.
Im only skeptical cause the cubs aren't smart when it comes to foreign prospects.
 6 years ago '04        #410
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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 minimafia_aj said:
Im only skeptical cause the cubs aren't smart when it comes to foreign prospects.
fukudome
 6 years ago '04        #411
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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Padres acquired C John Baker from the Marlins for LHP Wade LeBlanc.
Baker, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, missed most of the 2011 season following Tommy John surgery, but batted .154 (2-for-13) after being activated from the disabled list in September. The 30-year-old backstop is a .271/.356/.401 career hitter in the big leagues and will likely serve as a left-handed hitting complement to the righty-hitting Nick Hundley. Nov 22 - 6:44 PM
According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Reds, Marlins and Red Sox are interested in Huston Street.The Blue Jays, Mets and Orioles have also been linked recently to the 28-year-old closer. The Rockies are fielding trade offers on Street in the hope that they can land a promising bat or two in return. He posted a solid 3.86 ERA and 55/9 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings this year, but he's owed $7.5 million in 2012 and Rafael Betancourt has proven capable of stepping into the role.
Dude's really trying to give up prospects and trade for Street when there's better closers on the market?

According to Nick Camino of 1100 WTAM in Cleveland, the Indians will announce a new contract for outfielder Grady Sizemore "by tonight or tomorrow."
The Indians declined Sizemore's $8 million option for 2012 at the end of the 2011 season, but they'll bring him back on an incentive-driven one-year deal and hope that he can put his career on the right track. The 29-year-old outfielder posted a weak .706 OPS this past season and appeared in only 71 total games due to injuries. Still, he drew free agent interest from several teams.
damn grady played with everybody's emotions
 6 years ago '04        #412
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs' new regime is "willing to move" Matt Garza.
The Cubs will probably have to be blown away by an offer to actually trade the right-hander, but the market for available starting pitchers is rough this winter and many teams are likely to come calling. Garza, 27, posted a 3.32 ERA and 197/63 K/BB ratio in 198 innings this year. He's due a raise over the $5.95 million salary that he earned in 2011 as a second-year arbitration-eligible player. The Rangers have shown interest in the past.
Could it be Theo and Cashman's 1st trade


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 6 years ago '04        #413
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are "believed to be interested" in free agent reliever Ryan Madson.
However, it's not clear whether they have formally expressed their interest to Madson's agent Scott Boras. According to DiGiovanna, the Angels are also "believed to be interested" in Francisco Cordero, Heath Bell, Scott Linebrink, Octavio Dotel and Matt Capps among free agent relievers.
According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, the Orioles have agreed to terms with Korean right-hander Chong Tae-Hyon.
No word on the exact terms, but MyKBO.net believes he'll get a two-year, $3.2 million deal to join the O's bullpen. Tae-Hyon, a 33-year-old submariner, had a 1.48 ERA, 16 saves and a 39/25 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings for the SK Wyverns last season and tops out at around 85 mph on his fastball. He will be the first player ever to make the jump from the Korean professional league to MLB.
Duquette's 1st of many bad signings
 6 years ago '08        #414
AC_89 200 heat pts200
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Indians bring back OF Grady Sizemore


CLEVELAND ? Grady Sizemore's trip into free agency didn't take him far.

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with the former All-Star outfielder on a one-year, incentive-based contract. It's a deal that could work for both sides if he can stay healthy and on the field.

The Indians declined a $9 million option for 2012 last month on Sizemore, who has undergone five surgeries the past two years and has only played in 210 games the last three seasons because of injuries. Sizemore reportedly drew interest as a free agent from several other teams, but decided to come back to Cleveland.

Sizemore's base salary in 2012 will be $5 million and he can make another $4 million based on plate appearances. The deal also includes an awards package that includes $500,000 if Sizemore is selected comeback player of the year.



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 6 years ago '04        #415
GarySanchize24 239 heat pts239 OP
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^ hope u didn't think the Mets had a shot at him
 6 years ago '07        #416
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 StuNNa said:
Duquette's 1st of many bad signings
You hear that idiot say Boston when he meant to say baltimore at his press conference?
 6 years ago '04        #417
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 keithbm1111 said:
You hear that idiot say Boston when he meant to say baltimore at his press conference?
lol i missed that


Can't wait for business to pick up in 10 days or so.
 6 years ago '04        #418
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According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, Bruce Chen has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Royals.
The contract also includes a $1 million roster bonus and another $1 million worth of performance-based incentives. Chen, a Type B free agent, went 12-8 with a 3.77 ERA in 25 starts this past year for Kansas City. He's a bargain at $4.5 million per season.
Francisco Rodriguez was offered arbitration by the Brewers.
Rodriguez is a Type A free agent this winter, but due to the changes in the new CBA, teams will not have to surrender a first-round pick in order to sign him. There's a slim chance that K-Rod could accept arbitration if he doesn't find an offer to his liking, but we suspect he'll find a closing gig elsewhere and the Brewers will end up with two more picks.
Dangerous move by the Brew Crew, K-Rod more than likely will accept.

Heath Bell was offered arbitration by the Padres.
Bell has already drawn free agent interest from a number of major league clubs and is sure to decline the Padres' arbitration offer. He's a Type A free agent, but will not cost the team that signs him a draft pick per the new rules of the collective bargaining agreement.
Indians re-signed OF Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $5 million contract.
As expected. Sizemore could earn an additional $4 million with incentives, which kicks in if he reaches 450 plate appearances. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the oft-injured 29-year-old could make a $500,000 bonus if he wins the Comeback Player of the Year Award. It's unlikely the Indians would be able to afford to re-sign him if he has a huge bounceback season in 2012, but they could dangle him in trade talks if they fall out of playoff contention.
 6 years ago '08        #419
AC_89 200 heat pts200
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K-rod not accepting that he wants a longer deal and the reason the brewers offered him arbitration was cuz of da draft picks
 6 years ago '05        #420
BronxBombers 195 heat pts195
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 StuNNa said:
CJ to the Angels is the next big signing. Don't see no other team dumb enough to pay him what he thinks he's worth.
Marlins would be dumb enough heard he's heading over there after Turkey day
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