Hot Stove Season

  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A David Price Rumor And How It Went From Speculation To ‘Fact’

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A David Price Rumor And How It Went From Speculation To ‘Fact’

    December 18, 2013 at 11:52 am 0 comments

    Here is a classic example of how baseball rumors get out of hand. Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer mentioned in a column that the Indians called the Rays about David Price. “Yes, the Tribe did check on David Price…When the Tribe talked to Tampa Bay, names mentioned by […]

     
  • Trade With Mariners For David Price Hits A Major Snag

    Trade With Mariners For David Price Hits A Major Snag

    December 11, 2013 at 11:35 am 6 comments

    One aspect of any David Price trade that we have only briefly touched on is that any team that acquires Price is going to want to sign him to a long-term extension. Ken Rosenthal is now reporting that Price would not consider signing a long term deal with the Mariners […]

     
  • More Hot Stove Odds And Ends: David Price, Fernando Rodney, Mark Trumbo

    More Hot Stove Odds And Ends: David Price, Fernando Rodney, Mark Trumbo

    December 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

    Here are a few more minor notes: One thing to keep an eye with any David Price trade is the Mariners’ interest in Matt Kemp. When asked if the Mariners could trade for both Price and Matt Kemp, M’s GM Jack Zduriencik told the MLB Network “that would be challenging.” […]

     
  • Off-Season Odds And Ends: Delmon Young, Jamey Wright, And Other Ex-Rays

    Off-Season Odds And Ends: Delmon Young, Jamey Wright, And Other Ex-Rays

    December 10, 2013 at 10:21 am 1 comment

    Let’s catch up on a few of the minor news and notes… Andrew Friedman says he does not expect to sign a free agent starting pitcher this winter, like the Rays did last year with Roberto Hernandez. [RaysRadio] The Orioles may be close to signing Grant Balfour. Lots of chatter […]

     
  • Experts Weigh In On Where David Price Will Be Traded

    Experts Weigh In On Where David Price Will Be Traded

    December 10, 2013 at 9:52 am 5 comments

    David Price is the biggest story at the Winter Meetings this week in Orlando and everybody wants to know if he will be traded and who will win the bidding. One general manager told Ken Rosenthal that the Dodgers are in the best position to land Price. The GM’s “theory” […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Latest David Price Rumors

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Latest David Price Rumors

    December 9, 2013 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    Not much has changed in the David Price rumor mill. The Seattle Mariners remain the favorite at this point, but other teams are still interested. One team that was expected to be a big contender for Price may be dropping off the radar. According to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. […]

     
  • Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    December 9, 2013 at 2:44 am 0 comments

    For the third time since I moved to Tampa in 2006, this week I will be making the drive to Orlando to attend the Baseball Winter Meetings. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve written about the experience. The first time, I was in awe of the Major Leaguers and baseball personalities […]

     
  • Rumors Of A Trade Sending David Price To The Mariners Are Starting To Heat Up

    Rumors Of A Trade Sending David Price To The Mariners Are Starting To Heat Up

    December 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm 14 comments

    The Seattle Mariners appear to be ready to make at least one big off-season splash and David Price may be at the top of their wishlist. The Rays are also reportedly doing extra homework on the Mariners top prospects. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Mariners are one […]

     
  • Will Jeff Niemann Be Traded?

    Will Jeff Niemann Be Traded?

    March 14, 2013 at 11:06 am 19 comments

    I am not a big fan of using questions in headlines. Writers shouldn’t be coy or try to be too clever, and we should try to be definitive when possible. But I honestly have no idea what the future holds for Mr. Jeffrey Warren Niemann. If Niemann is the odd-man […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Longo’s Hammy, Briggy’s Future, And Miss Florida’s New Gig

    February 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm 2 comments

    A few links to get the week started… Marc Topkin has some good news on Evan Longoria’s hamstring. Longoria says “the leg is ready.” Of course, we have been burned before when we got our hopes up. And the Rays are still expected to “hold him out of early spring […]