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The 2013-14 MLB Hot Stove Tracker And Spring Training Discussion Thread



Post your speculations,rumors,breaking news,and musings here.

PLUS

Recall the best and the worst signings and trades of the 2013 season; from teams to players to the laughable ones.
[ Edited by robniner on Oct 31, 2013 at 9:33 PM ]
TOP TEN FREE AGENTS

1. 2B Robinson Cano SIGNED-Mariners

2. CF Jacoby Ellsbury SIGNED-Yankees

3. CF Shin-Soo Choo SIGNED-Rangers

4. C. Brian McCann SIGNED-Yankees

5. SP. Masahiro Tanaka SIGNED-Yankees

6. SP. Ervin Santana

7. SP. Matt Garza SIGNED-Brewers

8. SP. Hiroki Kuroda RE-SIGNED-Yankees

9. SP. A.J Burnett SIGNED-Phillies

10. C/1B. Mike Napoli. RE-SIGNED-Red Sox


OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

Carlos Beltran SIGNED-Yankees
Nelson Cruz
Bartolo Colon SIGNED-Mets
Marlon Byrd SIGNED-Phillies
Ubaldo Jimenez SIGNEDOrioles

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SIGNIFICANT ADDS AND LOSSES



AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST

Baltimore Orioles

ADDS
2B Jemilie Weeks (A's)
SP Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians)


LOSSES
RP Jim Johnson (A's)
SP Scott Feldman (Astros)
OF Nate McLouth (Nationals)
2B Brian Roberts (Yankees)

Boston Red Sox

ADDS
C A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers)
RP Edward Mujica (Cardinals)

LOSSES
C Jarrod Saltalmacchia (Marlins)
CF Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees)

New York Yankees

ADDS
C Brian McCann (Braves)
CF Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox)
2B/3B/OF Kelly Johnson (Rays)
OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals)
2B Brian Roberts (Orioles)
SP. Masahiro Tanaka (Japan)

LOSSES
SP Andy Pettitte (retired)
RP Mariano Rivera (retired)
SP Phil Hughes (Twins)
2B Robinson Cano (Mariners)
OF Curtis Granderson (Mets)
RP Joba Chamberlain (Tigers)
RP Boone Logan (Rockies)

Tampa Bay Rays

ADDS
RP Heath Bell ( Diamondbacks)
RP Grant Balfour (A's)

LOSSES
2B/3B/OF Kelly Johnson (Yankees)
CP Fernando Rodney (M's)

Toronto Blue Jays

ADDS
C Dioner Navarro (Cubs)

LOSSES
SP Josh Johnson (Padres)
INF Mark DeRosa (retired)
C J.P. Arencibia (Rangers)



CENTRAL


Chicago White Sox

ADDS
1B Jose Abreu (Cuba)
OF Adam Eaton (Diamondbacks)
RP Ronald Belisario (Dodgers)

LOSSES
SP Hector Santiago (Angels)
CP Addison Reed (Diamondbacks)

Cleveland Indians

ADDS
OF David Murphy (Rangers)
RP John Axford (Cardinals)

LOSSES
RP Chris Perez (Dodgers)
RP Joe Smith (Angels)
SP Scott Kazmir (A's)
OF Drew Stubbs (Rockies)
SP Ubaldo Jimenez (Orioles)


Detroit Tigers

ADDS
2B Ian Kinsler (Rangers)
CP Joe Nathan (Rangers)
RP Joba Chamberlain (Yankees)

LOSSES
1B Prince Fielder (Rangers)
SS Jhonny Peralta (Cards)
SP Doug Fister (Nationals)
2B Omar Infante (Royals)
CP Joaquin Benoit (Padres)

Kansas City Royals

ADDS
SP Jason Vargas (Angels)
OF Nori Aoki (Brewers)
2B Omar Infante (Tigers)

Minnesota Twins

ADDS
SP Ricky Nolasco (Dodgers)
SP Phil Hughes (Yankees)
C Kurt Suzuki (A's)

LOSSES
C/OF Ryan Doumit (Braves)

WEST

Houston Astros

ADDS
OF Dexter Fowler (Rockies)
SP Scott Feldman (Orioles)
RP Chad Qualls (Marlins)
RP Jessie Crain (Rays)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ADDS
3B David Freese (Cards)
RP Joe Smith (Indians)
SP Hector Santiago (White Sox)
SP Tyler Skaggs (Diamondbacks)
OF/DH Raul Ibanez (Mariners)

LOSSES
SP Jason Vargas (Royals)
OF Peter Bourjos (Cards)
OF Mark Trumbo (Diamondbacks)

Oakland A's

ADDS
INF Nick Punto (Dodgers)
RP Jim Johnson (Orioles)
SP Scott Kazmir (Indians)
RP Luke Gregerson (Padres)

LOSSES
SP Brett Anderson (Rockies)
SP Bartolo Colon (Mets)
C Kurt Suzuki (Twins)
RP Grant Balfour (Rays)

Seattle Mariners


ADDS
2B Robinson Cano (Yankees)
1B/OF Corey Hart (Brewers)
OF/1B Logan Morrison (Marlins)
CP Fernando Rodney (Rays)

LOSSES
OF Jason Bay (released)
OF/DH Raul Ibanez (Angels)



Texas Rangers

ADDS
1B Prince Fielder (Tigers)
C J.P. Arencibia (Blue Jays)
OF Shin-Soo Choo (Reds)

LOSSES
2B Ian Kinsler (Tigers)
OF David Murphy (Indians)
C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox)
CP Joe Nathan (Tigers)
SP Matt Garza (Brewers)
DH Lance Berkman (retired)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE


EAST

Atlanta Braves

ADDS
C/OF Ryan Doumit (Twins)

LOSSES
SP Tim Hudson (Giants)
C Brian McCann (Yankees)

Miami Marlins

ADDS
C Jarrod Saltalmacchia (Red Sox)
SS Rafael Furcal (Cardinals)
1B/OF Garrett Jones (Pirates)

LOSSES
RP Chad Qualls (Astros)
OF/1B Logan Morrison (Mariners)

New York Mets

ADDS
OF Chris Young (A's)
OF Curtis Granderson (Yankees)
SP Bartolo Colon (Athletics)

LOSSES
RP LaTroy Hawkins (Rockies)

Philadelphia Phillies

ADDS
SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (Cuba)
OF Marlon Byrd (Pirates)
SP A.J. Burnett (Pirates)

LOSSES
SP Roy Halladay (retired,Blue Jays)

Washington Nationals

ADDS
SP Doug Fister (Tigers)
OF Nate McLouth (Orioles)


CENTRAL

Cincinnati Reds

ADDS
2B/OF Skip Schumaker (Dodgers)


LOSSES
OF Shin-Soo Choo (Rangers)
SP Bronson Arroyo (Diamondbacks)


Chicago Cubs

ADDS
RP Jose Veras (Tigers)

LOSSES
C Dioner Navarro (Blue Jays)

Milwaukee Brewers

ADDS
SP Matt Garza (Rangers)


LOSSES
OF Nori Aoki (Royals)
1B/OF Corey Hart (Mariners)

Pittsburgh Pirates

LOSSES
OF Marlon Byrd (Phillies)
1B Justin Morneau (Rockies)
SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies)

St.Louis Cardinals

ADDS
OF Peter Bourjos (Angels)
SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers)
2B Mark Ellis (Dodgers)

LOSSES
SP Chris Carpenter (retired)
3B David Freese (Angels)
RP Edward Mujica (Red Sox)
OF Carlos Beltran (Yankees)
RP John Axford (Indians)



WEST

Arizona Diamondbacks

ADDS
OF Mark Trumbo (Angels)
CP Addison Reed (White Sox)
SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds)

LOSSES
RP Heath Bell (Rays)
OF Adam Eaton (White Sox)
SP Tyler Skaggs (Angels)

Colorado Rockies

ADDS
RP LaTroy Hawkins (Mets)
1B Justin Morneau (Pirates)
SP Brett Anderson (A's)
RP Boone Logan (Yankees)
OF Drew Stubbs (Indians)

LOSSES
1B Todd Helton (retired)
OF Dexter Fowler (Astros)

Los Angeles Dodgers

ADDS
SP Dan Haren (Nationals)
2B Alexander Guerrero (Cuba)
RP Chris Perez (Indians)

LOSSES
2B/OF Skip Schumaker (Reds)
SP Ricky Nolasco (Twins)
2B Mark Ellis (Cardinals)
RP Ronald Belisario (White Sox)
3B Michael Young (retired)

San Diego Padres

ADDS
SP Josh Johnson (Blue Jays)
OF Seth Smith (A's)
CP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers)

LOSSES
RP Luke Gregerson (A's)

San Francisco Giants

ADDS
SP Tim Hudson (Braves)
OF Mike Morse (Orioles)

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[ Edited by robniner on Feb 17, 2014 at 7:56 PM ]
McCann will sign with the Red Sox.

Book It
Originally posted by valrod33:
McCann will sign with the Red Sox.

Book It

Bye Salty

Will seem like deja vu.
Angels need 4 new SPs please
With the success of this past season's player acquisition winner,the Boston Red Sox, teams will be trying to replicate that formula: including the New York Yankees-who will attempt to unload AROD's contract so they can have the cash flow, including resigning Robinson Cano.
Vegas odds for the 2014 World Series champion:

Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1
Detroit Tigers 8-1
Washington Nationals 9-1
St. Louis Cardinals 10-1
Boston Red Sox 12-1
Cincinnati Reds 15-1
Los Angeles Angels 15-1
Oakland Athletics 15-1
New York Yankees 16-1
Texas Rangers 16-1
Atlanta Braves 17-1
San Francisco Giants 22-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 25-1
Baltimore Orioles 28-1
Cleveland Indians 28-1
Tampa Bay Rays 29-1
Kansas City Royals 35-1
Chicago White Sox 40-1
Philadelphia Phillies 40-1
Arizona Diamondbacks 45-1
Toronto Blue Jays 45-1
Chicago Cubs 60-1
Seattle Mariners 65-1
Colorado Rockies 70-1
San Diego Padres 70-1
Milwaukee Brewers 75-1
New York Mets 115-1
Miami Marlins 125-1
Minnesota Twins 125-1
Houston Astros 250-1
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Angels need 4 new SPs please

Trade route and dangling players like Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick.
11 suitors after Ellsbury.

And Scott Boars will be playing hardball so this may take awhile.
The Mets cut its losses on Johan Santana and bought him out.

Here's a low end risk for a team to pickup to see if he still has a little bit left in the tank after shoulder surgery.
Cards contacting the Cubs about Starlin Castro
Originally posted by valrod33:
McCann will sign with the Red Sox.

Book It

Apparently,

McCann hasn't ruled out a return to the Braves yet. It's better that the Braves on with Gattis and Laird.

The Braves want to increase payroll by 10 million. If he wants to return, he may have to settle for like a 5 year deal worth 80 million.
Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by valrod33:
McCann will sign with the Red Sox.

Book It

Apparently,

McCann hasn't ruled out a return to the Braves yet. It's better that the Braves on with Gattis and Laird.

The Braves want to increase payroll by 10 million. If he wants to return, he may have to settle for like a 5 year deal worth 80 million.

He aint coming back, Braves will give him a qualifying offer and thats it.
Originally posted by jrg:
Cards contacting the Cubs about Starlin Castro

Watch the Cubs say no as he is still considered as one of the important building blocks unless they have somebody better in the wings.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by valrod33:
McCann will sign with the Red Sox.

Book It

Apparently,

McCann hasn't ruled out a return to the Braves yet. It's better that the Braves on with Gattis and Laird.

The Braves want to increase payroll by 10 million. If he wants to return, he may have to settle for like a 5 year deal worth 80 million.

He aint coming back, Braves will give him a qualifying offer and thats it.

On the Hudson front, the pitcher feels he has two or three more seasons left in the tank. How much would they want to invest in him if that is the case?

The Braves want to spend but in what direction?