This week’s HOT STOVE – (11/19 – 11/26)

11:25 a.m.
— Dodgers get a TV deal worth $7b to $8b.

10:50 a.m.
Ryan Madison is in talks with the Los Angeles Angeles of Space Mountain.
— More from the fire sale! Giancarlo Cafardo has drawn interest from several clubs, including the Phillies, Cubs, Orioles and Yankees.
DiceK Matsuzaka is interested in pitching for the Poodres.
B.J. Upton should announce his team of choice this week.
— The Yankees are interested in Jeff Keppinger. Remember him?


3:36 p.m.
— Yankees agree to terms with Hiroki Kuroda for 1 yr./$15 million.
3:17 p.m.
— The Yankees have signed David Herndon to a 1yr. contract.
2:49 p.m.
— The DBags have sent Ryan Wheeler to the Rookies for Matt Reynolds.
— The A’s designate Brandon Hicks and Jim Miller for assignment.
2:04 p.m.
— The Yankees have become the favorite to re-sign Hiroki Kuroda.
1:19 p.m.
— The Rays sign a 2-year deal with Joel Peralta.
— Mets sign Scott Rice and Carlos Torres (minor league deal).
— Union will monitor the Miami Marlins after their payroll purge.
10:22 a.m.
— The Mariners announced have acquired Robert Andino from the BOrioles for Trayvon Robinson.
9:55 a.m.
— Grats, Chico. Cal has fired Jeff Tedford.
— The K.C. Royals have signed Jeremy Guthrie for 3 yr. / $25 million.
— The Braves are pursuing B.J. Upton.
— The DBags are negotiating with Hiroyuki Nakajima.

San Francisco Giants Junk:
— Last night, George Kontos and Brandon Belt were discussing their mutual like of the Twilight movie series. They have both watched the series, although Belt admitted that “guys aren’t interested in” the particular details of the book that were missing in the movie. /leSigh


10:17 p.m.
— The search is over. The Toronto Blue Jays have picked John Gibbons to manage the team.
4:56 p.m.
— The Padres have signed manager Bud Black to an extension.
4:22 p.m.
— The Astros, Phillies, Rays and BoSox are all on the market for Lance Berkman.
1:44 p.m.
— According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Cleveland Indians are open to trading Asdrubal Cabrera.
12:19 p.m.
— Bud Selig approves the blockbuster Marlins/Blue Jays trade.
10:06 a.m.
— The Toronto Blue Jays are looking for an experienced manager to helm their spiffy new-look team.
— The NY Mets would be willing to part ways with Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey for the right, blockbuster sort of offer.
— The Cubs will sign Shawn Camp to a 1 yr. deal.
— Ken Rosenthal writes that he believes Hiroki Kuroda will either remain with the Yankees or return to Japan.


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35 Responses to This week’s HOT STOVE – (11/19 – 11/26)

  1. xoot says:

    I wonder if Melky’s presence on the Toronto roster will keep Wotus out of the managerial discussion? (Hell, maybe he’ll keep himself out.)

  2. sandy32koufax says:

    Wondering when Obama will send Selig to Iraq as a Cultural Ambassador or Special Envoy so he can be imprisoned for crimes against MLB!

    Mets ownership is no different than Wolffco

  3. sandy32koufax says:

    Watch out for O’Malley’s Padres!

  4. shaman138 says:

    Huge win over an overrated Bears team but the last thing the 9ers need is a QB controversy. Letting Kap take over after just one big game ia a huge mistake, IMO.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Last thing? Hey better 2 good QBs than none, eh Sham? Sorry, just kidding.

    No, Jimbo’s comments notwithstanding, I don’t think Cappy gets the start in NO unless Smith isn’t cleared for contact.

    • shaman138 says:

      I’m just basing my opinion on how well that two-QB format worked against the NY Giants. Not so well. One game does not magically turn a second-stringer into the next Joe Montana. The Bears were amazingly unprepared for that game–they essentially didn’t show up last night. Would Kappy do as well against the Patriots in cold New England, in a hostile environment? I don’t think so, but maybe he IS the answer and will start playing out of his mind down the stretch. This doesn’t bode well for Alex Smith. And the way Jason Campbell played last night I fee a LOT better about getting rid of him for Carson Palmer. That’s how bad he was. NinerJim is a fucking idiot but they seem to like him on the Insider for some weird reason.

      • shaman138 says:

        Oh, by Jimbo you meant Harbaugh, not NinerGuy…well, his comments seemed to be a not-so-subtle nod for Kap to get the start. Bad idea–unless Smith remains injured or has a terrible game against NO he should be the man.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        One thing to take into acct re: “cold weather play” and Kaepernick…he seemed to do well when Nevada traveled to northern schools.

        That includes Boise…

  6. sandy32koufax says:

    So no mas Tedford?

    Cal instantly got better

  7. xoot says:

    That Cal AD is very tough looking woman. (And no, I’m not being homophobic.) Somehow I picture her on the 50 yard line in Memorial Stadium punting Jeff Tedford up and over the wall and into oblivion. Be interesting to see where he lands.

  8. Chico says:

    If Tedford was going to be retained, then Sandy was going to get the boot – the screaming from the alumni wouldn’t have ended until she was gone..(Miami approached her for their AD job). The latest Is Tedford to Colorado for the OC job. Per his contract, the buyout is cheaper if he finds another job, which makes sense that it was only 5 mil, not the 8-9 Mil per his contract w/o a job lined up. This contract stuff is confusing.. Best of luck in the future Jeff.

  9. sandy32koufax says:

    “Union will monitor the Miami Marlins after their payroll purge”

    How can Selig rubber-stamp that deal if it may violate the terms of revenue sharing to improve a given team, or am I taking the wrong slant on this?

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Of course you are. Any objective commissioner would have shitcanned the deal as being way too much of a payroll dump. Loria promised the moon and stars to get the city of Miami to fund his stadium and to pack the house. He signed a bunch of big-name players and promised to be competitive for years to come. ONE YEAR LATER, we get this. Bowie Kuhn was no Bart Giamatti but even he put the kibosh on Charlie Finley trying to dismantle the A’s in the infancy of fre agency. Loria should be suspended from owning the team for gutting the team like this.

    Bud is strictly a mouthpiece for the owners. One of which who he was not so long ago. Look at how much more money the owners have made under Bud. If there’s any lasting legacy for ol’ Used Car Bud, it’s that the owners got verrrrrrry fat under his watch.

  11. sandy32koufax says:

    Brian Cashman must “know” something about Kuroda that I don’t see…

    • datswhatsup says:

      I’m bummed he signed him, I was hoping your team would get him and maybe stop talking to Greinke.

      Get Kershaw a wing man with that offense and they will have a good shot at the division, if they land 2 legit front of the rotation SPs to go with Neckbeard they could win it all.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        LA doesn’t ‘want’ Kuroda back and I agree on Greinke but this whole “NY is interested in dealing RA Dickey to LA” crap comes at too high a price…

  12. sandy32koufax says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dowderinos.

    May the Great Gobbler be bountiful in His Blessings!

  13. datswhatsup says:

    “Great Gobbler” is how Ninergirl and Molly rated each other Bitter’

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Do you blame the Mets. Sandy? After seeing what Boston was able to do, they figured, why not?

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Not at all, Chuck. Not at all.

      Red Sox had many guys and the money to spend. IDThink the Mets have that kind of cash laying around after the past three years, do you?

      Walter, Kasten , Guber, et al had better build for tomorrow-farms included-rather than buying for today as they tried to last season.

  15. sandy32koufax says:

    That’s a LOT of TV money to rebuild the farm system and to buy a winning team.

    Get ‘er done, WaKaGuGic!

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