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2011-12 Hot Stove Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    As someone suggested, the time is now to begin the hot stove talk.

    Where will Reyes land? Who will fill managerial openings? Will the Yankees extend Sabathia through 2027? How much faster will Cardinal games go without LaRussa bringing in his entire bullpen every game?

    This is the place for it. Have at it, kids.
  2. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    Pujols - Nats
    Fielder - Cubs
    Reyes - Giants
    Sabathia - Yankees (if he settles for 1 extra year. If Texas or Boston go longer than that,Cashman says good bye, unless he's overruled - see Arod, Soriano - by ownership)
    Wilson - White Sox
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    WaPo says the Nats will kick the tires on Grady Sizemore. I haven't heard his name in I don't know how long. Is he still good?
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    He's a reclamation project. He was good not that long ago and has been derailed by injuries and a low batting average. Guys like that aren't bad bets to bounce back. But I think a lot of teams will see that in him.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    It's already been posted (and bandied about) on the general baseball thread, but just re-posting here for administrative purposes:

    Braves trade Derek Lowe to Cleveland for minor-league reliever Chris Jones. Atlanta will pay $10MM of the $15MM Lowe is owed for 2013 2012, the final year of his contract:


    Clearly a salary dump for Atlanta, and a low-risk move for Cleveland.

    Atlanta has also elected not to exercise the option on Nate McLouth, paying him a $1.5MM buyout:

  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    What about Mark Buehrle?

    Also, MLB Trade Rumors now has the list of Type A and Type B free agents up.
  7. Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    Wait - was that THE Chris Jones?

    In other news - JD Drew has filed for free agency.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    Pujols isn't going anywhere. Go somewhere else and the raging dickitis gets noticed.

    I would love to see Fielder end up with the Cubs, b/c I guarantee you Lord Theo's defenders are going to say the bad contracts in Boston were ownership-caused. I'd love to see the spin on him signing a fat first baseman to a seven-year deal in the NL.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    No, this Chris Jones was not in the AL East.
  10. Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    I wouldn't be surprised if Theo traded for Kevin Youkilis to play 1st base or at least made an offer. If Oriz comes back to Boston - Youk will probably be on the trading block.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    That makes sense. Youkilis seems to have proven that he can't play third base every day and stay anything resembling healthy.
  12. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Re: 2011 Hot Stove Thread

    And if the Cubs don't sign Fielder, will you stop banging the FAIL FAIL FAIL drum?

    If you know something the rest of us don't regarding which Boston free agent decision was made by whom, please let me know, either on this thread or via PM. You seem utterly, 100 percent convinced every bad decision falls on Theo and that he deserves none of the credit for winning two titles.
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