Saturday, November 23, 2013

MLB trade winds blowing

Two trades highlighted this week’s MLB Hot Stove transactions. One, an all-star blockbuster and the other swapped players of need for both clubs.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Is MLB's spending bubble going to burst?

Major League Baseball is flush with cash and teams are not being bashful with it. Teams are spending loads of money and the big names are not yet off the board. I’m not arguing the value and cost of the deals in relation to gaining wins and I understand teams will receive bumps in revenue from media deals. But, I wonder if there comes a point in time when the owners decide to scale back on salaries?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rumors dominate slow forming MLB free-agent market

As is typically the case early on in the MLB Hot Stove season, the rumor mill is very active while the actual signings of players is slow to develop. Eventually, there will be a contract announcement which will begin the snowball effect to more. Here are some observations from this past week which was dominated by hearsay.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Five Annoying MLB Hot Stove Trends

We’re days removed from the inevitable declining of ALL qualifying offers and in the middle of the final day of the initial GM/owner’s meetings and there are some extremely annoying trends evolving with the MLB Hot Stove.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Can Scott Boras Obtain Above-Market Deals for Ellsbury and Choo?

Scott Boras is touted by many as a “super-agent” after constructing some of baseball’s most lucrative contracts. He has also been able to create deals for players well above the anticipated market several times. Near the top of many free-agent rankings are two Boras clients, outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo. Each player is looking at very rewarding long-term deals and has the right man working for them to accomplish the task.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

MLB Hot Stove Simmers on Quiet Saturday

After a flurry of transactions leading into the weekend, Saturday was rather quiet for MLB teams. Here's a quick roundup of Saturday's moves and other happenings in the game.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lester, Jeter highlight MLB Hot Stove deals

As soon as the Boston Red Sox became World Series Champions, Major League Baseball's Hot Stove was ignited and Friday it began to get truly stoked. Over the course of the five days following the World Series, options are picked up or declined, new contracts are signed and qualifying offers will be made to several stars.