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Hot Stove Thread 2014-15

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Let's get it started in here.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Put this on the World Series thread, but here's an interesting nugget:


    Also, the Braves are expected to extend a qualifying offer to Ervin Santana, which would mean he'd get one for the second straight year. I'm sure he'll be REALLY happy about that:

  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    The Giants need to pay the Panda. He's worth it.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I think they will.

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    Larry Baer on re-signing Sandoval: "Look, we'll do the best we can, and up till now, the best we can has been to secure our guys."
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Someone else noted it on the World Series thread, but it seems appropriate to note here that A-Rod is officially an active Yankee again with three years, $61 million remaining on his contract.

    The list of this year's free agent class includes:
    Hanley Ramirez
    Victor Martinez
    David Robertson

    Many others, of course, but I thought those were some notable names. Not a ton of big bats, but it seems like there's a plethora of solid pitchers available.
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Melky Cabrera is going to get paid as well.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    A-Rod also gets $6M every time he reaches a home run milestone -- 660, 714, 755, 762 and 763.

    He has 654 right now. So, he'll get a total of $6M.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    By the Jays?
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The complete list of free agents (or potential free agents vis a vis various club, player, mutual and vesting options), via MLB Trade Rumors:


    After the Big 3 starting pitchers, Hanley Ramirez and maybe Victor Martinez and Nelson Cruz, the guy who is really going to get paid this winter is Russell Martin. Had a .402 OBP with the Pirates last year and has a reputation as a great pitch-framer, a skill that every team wants now with the wonky strike zone.

    And the rest of the catcher market sucks (after Martin, it's basically a bunch of back-ups like Pierzynski, Geovany Soto, J.P. Arencibia, David Ross and Gerald Laird). Someone is going to give Martin a 4-year, $60 million contract.

    The closer market is also intriguing, with not only Robertson and Uehara available, but also Francisco Rodriguez, Casey Janssen, Sergio Romo, Jason Grilli and Rafael Soriano.

    Also interested to see what the Nationals do with Adam LaRoche. Guys who can hit 25-30 homers and get on base at a decent clip are no longer a dime a dozen, but the Nationals have to find somewhere to put Ryan Zimmerman. LaRoche has a $2 million buyout on a $15 million mutual option, so we'll see.
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Think Rogers will loosen the purse strings?
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    All signs indicate LaRoche is gone.
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