Hot Stove League Discussion Thread

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    Pete Abraham       

    With the Red Sox unlikely to have any coaching staff changes, DiSarcina would have returned to AAA. So Angels made sense for him.

     
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    But I see Drew closer to the Michael Bourn range, so I'm predicting a four-year, $48MM deal.

    -Tom Diekers

     
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    Comcast Sports Net's Sean McAdam reports that Mike Napoli's exit physical revealed that his hip looks better now than it did when he signed with the Red Sox last winter.
    The Red Sox tendered Mike Napoli a qualifying offer on Monday. The veteran slugger is expected to turn down the one-year, $14.1 million proposal in search of a multi-year deal, and the improved shape of his hip should help in that quest. Napoli had to settle for a one-year, $5 million contract last winter after his multi-year deal broke down due to his chronic hip condition. He slashed .259/.360/.482 with 23 home runs and 92 RBI in 139 games this season for the World champions.

     
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    Joel Hanrahan (elbow) will throw from 120 feet on flat ground this week.
    Hanrahan's initial timetable after undergoing Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery in mid-May was as long as 16 months, but MassLive.com's Evan Drellich says the reliever is "well ahead of schedule." A free agent this winter, Hanrahan will probably look for an incentive-laden, one-year deal as he attempts to rebuild his value.

     
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    By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston

    Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has surgery scheduled for Nov. 12 in Arizona to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, but the procedure may be a bit more complicated than originally thought.

    According to the second baseman, who had an MRI on his thumb Tuesday, the surgeon, Dr. Donald Sheridan, may need to take a tendon from his wrist to re-attach the thumb ligament.

     
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    Heres the latest on McCann per MLBtraderumors.com:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/11/latest-on-brian-mccann.html

     

       Agent B.B. Abbott of Jet Sports Management tells Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that the Red Sox would be a consideration if Jarrod Saltalamacchia signs elsewhere:

    "Certainly Boston is a city that Brian likes, and he has always respected the organization and the front office," said Abbott. "Obviously, the coaching staff and clubhouse unity is attractive. He has also always been fascinated with the fan base, their support of the Red Sox and the history of the organization. Boston would certainly be a place that would be a consideration for Brian."

     
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    Heres the latest on McCann per MLBtraderumors.com:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/11/latest-on-brian-mccann.html

     

       Agent B.B. Abbott of Jet Sports Management tells Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that the Red Sox would be a consideration if Jarrod Saltalamacchia signs elsewhere:

    "Certainly Boston is a city that Brian likes, and he has always respected the organization and the front office," said Abbott. "Obviously, the coaching staff and clubhouse unity is attractive. He has also always been fascinated with the fan base, their support of the Red Sox and the history of the organization. Boston would certainly be a place that would be a consideration for Brian."

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    Plus,McCann and David Ross worked together for the Braves from 2009-2012,so they're used to each other. 

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:
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    In response to J-BAY's comment:
    [QUOTE]Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe 8h

    As Stephen Drew contemplates qualifying offers, worth noting he stuck around Boston for 2 days after the parade. He likes it here. #redsox

     

     Is 2 days a long time?

     

     

    Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe 8h

    Bet the #RedSox sign a former closer type of guy on the relative cheap as Uehara insurance.

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    I like Mujica as that man.

    [/QUOTE]
    For me like to see Sox explore Tyler Clippard in a trade.

     
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    Comcast Sports Net's Sean McAdam reports that Mike Napoli's exit physical revealed that his hip looks better now than it did when he signed with the Red Sox last winter.
    The Red Sox tendered Mike Napoli a qualifying offer on Monday. The veteran slugger is expected to turn down the one-year, $14.1 million proposal in search of a multi-year deal, and the improved shape of his hip should help in that quest. Napoli had to settle for a one-year, $5 million contract last winter after his multi-year deal broke down due to his chronic hip condition. He slashed .259/.360/.482 with 23 home runs and 92 RBI in 139 games this season for the World champions.

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    With the $8M in bonuses, Napoli made $13M in 2013.

    I'd offer him ...

    2014: $13M + PA incentives that could bring him to $15M

    2015: $13M + PA incentives that could bring him to $15M

    2016: Club option with $2M buyout: $13M + PA incentives that could bring him to $15M

     

    Essentially, his deal would be $28M/2 to $32M/2 if all incentives are reached

    or

    $39M/3 to $45M/3 with all incentives reached

     

    If someone beats that by a little, I'd consider going a little higher.

     
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    Dustin Pedroia will undergo surgery on November 12 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.
    The procedure could be more complicated than initially thought, as Dr. Donald Sheridan may need to take a tendon from Pedroia's wrist to re-attach the thumb ligament. However, the difference would only be 4-6 weeks of rehab versus 6-8 weeks of rehab, so Pedroia is expected to be fine for spring training either way. "They made it seem like it's no big deal," Pedroia said. "It may cost me an extra couple of weeks longer to recover, that's all. I should be fine for spring training."
    Source: ESPNBoston.comNov

     
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    The Red Sox called today to express their interest in bringing Saltalamacchia back, agent Jim Munsey tells MLBTR's Tim Dierkes.

    Projected contract: $36M/4

     
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    Moon: How do you put a value on defensive skills at 1st, such as ...

    Someone that could make picks as well as Naps, but -

    Was quicker and faster, such that they could play a bit deeper and cut off balls into the outfield better.

    This same presence might let Peedy take another step towards 2nd, narrowing the up-the-middle hole.

    Maybe adding in hitting more for average but less power, someone that could more reliably make contact for a hit & run or even drop a bunt now and again.

    With more speed such that they were not a sure thing for being involved in a double-play.

    Having an extra 5-7 HR per year is nice, but I think defense wins games too.

     
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    Jarrod Saltalamacchia won't delay signing a contract until fellow free agent catcher Brian McCann "establish[es] a market," according to the New York Daily News.
    Saltalamacchia, who is "willing to go to whoever offers the most security," according to his agent, is the clear No. 2 catcher on the board. As such, he has two options: 1.) Wait until McCann has signed and hope the runner-ups become desperate and engage in another bidding war, or, 2.) Be proactive in the process and accept the first "strong offer" he receives. It appears as though he'll walk down the second path. Whichever team ends up with Saltalamacchia shouldn't necessarily view the transaction as a consolation prize. Salty slashed .273/.338/.466 in 2013, while McCann hit .256/.336/.451.
    Source: New York Daily News Nov. 6

     
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    The Rangers and Red Sox are "early rivals" for free agent catcher Brian McCann, according to the New York Daily News.
    McCann and the Yankees also have mutual interest. A few executives who spoke with Daily News writer Andy Martino predicted that McCann will sign a contract worth more than $100 million, a figure one baseball official called "insane." McCann received a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Braves on Monday, so Atlanta will receive a compensatory pick if (when) he signs elsewhere.
    Source: New York Daily News Nov

     
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    Scott Lauber - Boston Herald, Red Sox Reporter

    FWIW, Red Sox have reached out to Jarrod Saltalamacchia's camp.
     
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    sign Salty.......

     
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    Ken Rosenthal/FoxSports      

    All signs point to Cubs hiring Renteria tomorrow.  Interview with Red Sox's Lovullo not happening.

     
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    Mike Loyko @NEPD_Loyko                      

    Keith Law states in his podcast that one GM active in FA discussion was sure that "Brian McCann is going to the Red Sox "

     
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    In response to lasitter's comment:
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    Moon: How do you put a value on defensive skills at 1st, such as ...

    Someone that could make picks as well as Naps, but -

    Was quicker and faster, such that they could play a bit deeper and cut off balls into the outfield better.

    This same presence might let Peedy take another step towards 2nd, narrowing the up-the-middle hole.

    Maybe adding in hitting more for average but less power, someone that could more reliably make contact for a hit & run or even drop a bunt now and again.

    With more speed such that they were not a sure thing for being involved in a double-play.

    Having an extra 5-7 HR per year is nice, but I think defense wins games too.

    [/QUOTE]

    Many years ago, someone posted all the starting 1bmen on the World Series winners; the list showed almost everyone was a great or very good fielding 1Bman.

    Napoli's defense this year was remarkable.

     
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    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says that the club has "already made offers to several players," reports MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Though no specific offer targets are identified in the piece, it seems that Amaro intends to act aggressively. As Zolecki notes, that is what happened back in 2011, when the Phils moved fast on Jonathan Papelbon

    One player that could be feeling the heat from Amaro is longtime Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz. Amaro said he feels there are "several candidates that could be our catcher next year,"Zolecki reports. And the Philly GM also made clear that he had no interest in a prolonged dalliance with Ruiz, as occurred with Jimmy Rollins in 2011.

    "There will be very little chance of bringing Chooch back" if that kind of delay takes place, Amaro told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, because the club "can't afford to miss out on other opportunities." Though Amaro indicated that he believes Ruiz is still a fit with the club, he says his front office is "perusing the landscape of catching right now."

    Philly may need to make a sizeable commitment to get Ruiz to commit early. He seems to have had his fair share of interest and would be a solid fallback for teams that miss on Brian McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, or prefer a more reasonably priced alternative. Most recently, we learned that the Rockies are expected to dangle multiple years at the veteran over the coming days.

    -Jeff Todd

     
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    Nick Cafardo       

    Confirmed NY Post report: Red Sox have expressed interest in Carlos Beltran but not that aggressive to this point according to team

     
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