Hot Stove League Discussion Thread

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    • The Mets feel like they would have to overpay to sign Drew and keep him from re-signing with the Red Sox, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter links).  The Mets' next move, therefore, is to acquire a young shortstop in a trade.  Rosenthal cites the names of the Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings and the Mariners'Brad Miller and Nick Franklin as shortstops who could be candidates to be dealt, though Seattle might not be open to such talks right now since they're "currently preoccupied" with trying to acquire David Price from the Rays.
     
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    Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe 1h

    #RedSox announce signing of Napoli. They DFA'd Alex Castellanos to make room on the 40-man roster.

     
     
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    [QUOTE]Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe 1h

    #RedSox announce signing of Napoli. They DFA'd Alex Castellanos to make room on the 40-man roster.

     [/QUOTE]

    Makes sense to me, but some may wonder why it wasn't Butler.

     
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    Pete Abraham

    LHP Franklin Morales at Ortiz Classic  Says he feels good and will pitch winter ball in Venezuela shortly.

     
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    David Ortiz, Red Sox Talking Extension By  Zach Links [December 13 at 11:58am CST]

    David Ortiz told reporters that his agent is talking with the Red Sox about extending his deal for another year, tweets Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.  Ortiz signed a two-year extension with Boston in November 2012 that will take him through the 2014 season.

    Big Papi will earn $15MM in the final year of his deal between his $11MM base salary and the $4MM bonus he secured by staying away from the DL for the bulk of 2013.  After playing just 90 games in 2012 - his lowest total as a member of the Red Sox - Ortiz saw action in 137 games this past season, hitting .309/.395/.564 with 30 homers.  

    While the Red Sox certaintly want to keep their franchise cornerstone happy, they may not be ecstatic about re-opening contract talks.  Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported earlier this year that the two sides had an agreement that they would not negotiate a new contract or extension until after the deal expired.

     
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    Rays Interested In Juan Uribe By  Zach Links [December 13 at 12:39pm CST]

    The Rays have interest in free agent Juan Uribe, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter).  The veteran would play mostly at first, some at second base, and also back upEvan Longoria at third base.

    With limited available third base options out there, Uribe has a good amount of interest from around baseball.  The Rays will have to vie with the other Florida team, amongst others, for his services.  Uribe hit .273/.331/.438 for the Dodgers last season, a dramatic improvement over the .199/.262/.289 line he gave L.A. in the previous two campaigns.

     
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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 49m

    Great line from @JoseIglesias_SS on watching the #RedSox in the World Series: "They were battling for my ring."

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 1h

    David Ortiz said his agent is discussing a one-year extension with the #RedSox

     
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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo 2h

    Ellsbury avoided question on the Red Sox offer said ex Red Sox players who went to ny that it "was a great place to play."

    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN 2h

    Ellsbury: "It was seven great years (in Boston); now I'm looking forward to the next seven years."

     

     
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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 2m

    Here's @davidortiz on @MikeNapoli25: He’s as wild as it comes. He’s going to give you everything. He’s all-in every night."

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 2m

    Ortiz on Cano, Ellsbury and the #Yankees: "One in, one out. That’s the way it is. It’s a business."

     
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    Jenny Dell - NESN, Red Sox Beat Reporter

    Red Sox have signed INF/OF Brandon Snyder, RHPs Miguel Celestino & John Ely to 2014 minor league contracts with invites to Major League
     
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    The Cubs announced that they have signed outfielder Ryan Kalish to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Kalish, 25, was originally drafted by the Red Sox when Cubs president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer were with Boston

     
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    Pirates, Clint Barmes Agree To Terms By  Steve Adams [December 13 at 7:01pm CST]

    FRIDAY: The Pirates have officially announced the signing.

    THURSDAY 11:39am: Barmes and the Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2MM deal, Olney reports (on Twitter).

    11:13am: Clint Barmes has agreed to terms with the Pirates, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. ESPN's Buster Olney was the first to report that the Meister Sports Management client was nearing a return to Pittsburgh (Twitter link).

    Barmes, who turns 35 in March, batted .211/.249/.309 with five homers for the Bucs in 2013. Though his offensive numbers were lackluster, he played stellar defense at shortstop, posting a +14.2 UZR/150 and +12 Defensive Runs Saved in just over 800 innings at the position.

    Barmes will split time with Jordy Mercer upon returning. Though Mercer is a superior offensive player -- he batted .285/.336/.435 -- he doesn't have much of an offensive track record to this point in his career and isn't considered a strong defensive player

     
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    Hello and excuses if I missed something: have the feeling that we have not bolster bullpen enough in so far as not getting a solid lefty to go along with Breslow...anybody in Farm ?...hopes on A Miller comeback?... Why not getting Boone Logan?...please...

     
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    The Astros have not discussed the possibility of trading for Mike Carp with the Red Sox, Drellich tweets. Drellich also indicates that the Red Sox would seek a big return for Carp

     
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    Maureen Mullen       

    Nieves on AJ:As opposing player you don't like him.But...on your own team you're going to see guy who comes in every day,plays hard

     
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    Maureen Mullen       

    Red Sox 2014 MiL managers: Pawtucket Kevin Boles; Portland Billy McMillon; Salem Carlos Febles; Greenville Darren Fenster, acc'g to sources

     
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    Peter Gammons:

    "Much will be made of Jackie Bradley’s replacing Jacoby Ellsbury in center field for the Red Sox, but the Boston front office believes Bradley will get on base, be an elite defender who has a (rare) plus center field arm and will be a very aggressive baserunner. “The face that he played in the big leagues, went through the struggling process and never lost his enthusiasm will help him in the long run,” says one Boston front office figure. Is he going to be as electric as Jacoby right away? Of course not. But he’s through what Dustin Pedroia went through in 2006. He’s going to be 24 in April, which is what Jacoby was when he came up in 2007. Compare their minor league numbers.”

     Jacoby Ellsbury

    2006: .303 .382/.425/.808

    2007: .323 .387/.424/.811

    Jackie Bradley

    2012:  .315 .430/.482/.911

    2013:  .275 .374/.469/.842

     
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    Peter Gammons:

    "Much will be made of Jackie Bradley’s replacing Jacoby Ellsbury in center field for the Red Sox, but the Boston front office believes Bradley will get on base, be an elite defender who has a (rare) plus center field arm and will be a very aggressive baserunner. “The face that he played in the big leagues, went through the struggling process and never lost his enthusiasm will help him in the long run,” says one Boston front office figure. Is he going to be as electric as Jacoby right away? Of course not. But he’s through what Dustin Pedroia went through in 2006. He’s going to be 24 in April, which is what Jacoby was when he came up in 2007. Compare their minor league numbers.”

     Jacoby Ellsbury

    2006: .303 .382/.425/.808

    2007: .323 .387/.424/.811

    Jackie Bradley

    2012:  .315 .430/.482/.911

    2013:  .275 .374/.469/.842

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    Minor league numbers do not always translate to ML numbers, but they often are a good indicator.

    JBJ also looked very good in ST this year.

    I have a lot of confidence he will make it, but it may take him longer than Jacoby.

     
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    Red Sox News    

    Red Sox announced Shane Victorino had surgery today on right thumb and will be ready for spring training.

     
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    Shane Victorino   

    Shaka time fans, wanted to let you know surgery went well. Hope to be ready to go for Spring Training. ALOHA

     

    View image on Twitter

     
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    Yankees To Sign Brian Roberts By  Steve Adams [December 17 at 7:36am CST]

    The Yankees and second baseman Brian Roberts have agreed to a one-year deal worth $2MM plus incentives, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Morosi's colleague, Ken Rosenthal, reported last night that the two sides were likely to reach an agreement. Roberts is represented by Relativity Baseball (formerly known as SFX).

     
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    John W. Henry @John_W_Henry 18h

    Three friends over for dinner! So much to talk about. pic.twitter.com/pckiTCAkGy

     

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch 26m

    Balfour deal with #orioles: 2 years, $14 million with $500,000 deferred each year. Per source.

     
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    Report: Yankees sign Thornton for 2-yrs, $7MM

    The Yankees have agreed to a 2-year, $7 million deal with free agent lefty reliever Matt Thornton.

    Thorton, 37, is coming off a 3.74 ERA and 30/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings this past season between the White Sox and Red Sox. He's a cost-effective replacement for Boone Logan, who suckered the Rockies into paying him $16.5 million over three years. Thornton, at this point in his career, is a decent middle-inning relief option.
     
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    By  Zach Links [December 17 at 10:24pm CST]

    Some say that the big-money closer is becoming extinct, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sportsargues that reports of the species' demise might be premature since the supply is overwhelming demand this offseason, depressing some free agent prices.  While Grant Balfour's two-year, $15MM was surprisingly low to some, Joe Nathan netted a two-year, $20MM deal at age 39 and Jim Johnson got $10MM+ on a one-year deal.  Here's more from Rosenthal's latest column..

     

    Makes me wonder why Mujica was so "cheap".

    Great deal by Ben, of do these GMs know something we don't know?

     
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