Hot Stove, Links and Kitchen Sink Edition (11-10-2014 to 11-13-2014)

November 12, 2014
7:54 p.m.
– Per Pete Abraham (Boston Globe), PABLO SANDOVAL will be visiting Boston next week.

3:05 p.m.
๐Ÿผ From Henry Schulman (yeah, that place), Two-team race for SF Giantsโ€™ Pablo Sandoval? Donโ€™t bet on it
2:12 p.m.
VICTOR MARTINEZ re-signs with the Tiggers for 4 yrs./$70m.

8:10 a.m.
– Per MLB Rumors, the Yankees have signed P JOSE DE PAULA to a 1-yr. deal.

7:36 a.m.
– Per Ken Rosenthal, the PABLO SANDOVAL derby has come down to the SF Giants and BoSox, with probable Rays and WhiteSox interest.
– Per Matthew Mowery, the Tigers have a big interest in MELKY CABRERA.
๐Ÿ‘ From the Tampa Bay Times, Rays interview Giants bench coach Ron Wotus for manager’s job
๐Ÿฏ From the NY Post, Tigers GM talks boldly of a Scherzer-less rotation
โ˜ข From Bob Nightengale (USA Today), MLB front offices load up on GMs

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November 11, 2014
๐Ÿ˜ To close out your Tuesday, who doesn’t love Adam West? The LA Times interviews him for the forthcoming DVD release of “Batman”.

3:38 p.m.
– Congratulations to former SF Giant MATT WILLIAMS, who won the BBWAA’s Manager of the Year. Our BRUCE BOCHY finished third.

12:52 p.m.
– Per multiple sources, the Cardinals Sign DEAN ANNA.
– Per Bill Brink, (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), the Rockies have sent RHP ROB SCAHILL to the Pirates in exchange for RHP SHANE CARLE.

12:16 p.m.
– Per Jack Magruder (DBags beat writer for Fox Sports AZ), the Dbags are interested in P CHAD BILLINGSLEY.

11:51 a.m.
๐ŸŒ Per CSN Bay Area, Bochy’s peers anoint him ‘best manager in the game’

11:23 a.m.
– Per multiple sources, the Mets have signed OF ALEX CASTELLANO.
๐Ÿ˜‚ Per philly.com, Kansas City interested in Howard? Not so fast

9:38 a.m.
– Per multiple sources, the Padres win the bidding for Korean P KWANG HYUN-KIM.
๐Ÿน From Yahoo Sports, Jake Peavy plans to turn his S.F. cable car into a mobile bar

8:15 a.m.
๐Ÿšฝ Per ESPN, Execs comment on hot offseason Q’s

7:23 a.m.
– Per Ken Rosenthal, the Padres post a high bid on Korean P KWANG HYUN-KIM.
– Per Joel Sherman, the Dodgers are trying hard to trade some of their OF. Meanwhile, C RUSSELL MARTIN is on their radar.
– Per Buster Olney, the Phillies will move RYAN HOWARD, no matter what it takes.
๐Ÿ’ช From Bob Nightengale, Mariners aim to emulate Royals; will KC land Big Piece?
๐Ÿ˜ฃ From Jon Heyman, South Siders shouldn’t be overlooked: Sandoval, others on radar

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November 10, 2014

1:01 p.m.
– Per multiple sources, OF ZOLIO ALMONTE has signed a 1-year deal with the Braves.
– Per multiple sources, the Mets have signed MICHAEL CUDDYER to a 2-year deal while Rockies get the Mets’ 15th overall pick.

12:06 a.m.
– The SF Giants are among the teams interested in the services of TORII HUNTER.

11:43 a.m.
– Per Joel Sherman, posting bids for Korean LH KWANG HYUN KIM must be made by 5pm today.

10:04 a.m.
– Per multiple sources, the Rays have asked MLB to investigate possible tampering against the Cubs for JOE MADDON.
๐ŸŒŸ From Jon Heyman, MLB Free Agency: Top 50, where they may sign and what they will get

9:33 a.m.
– Per Adam Kilgore, “The Nats re-signed D.C. native MANNY BURRISS and MANNY DELCARMEN to minor league deals with spring training invites”
โ€“ Per Jeff Fletcher, the Angels have signed RHP VINNIE PESTANO, avoiding arbitration.
โ€“ Per Jon Heyman, JUSTIN UPTON has removed Seattle from his no-trade list.
๐Ÿ˜„ From the Baltimore Sun, Nick Markakis’ agent to meet with other clubs for first time
๐Ÿ˜ณ From Jon Heyman, Crawford, Ethier most logical to go as Dodgers try to pare crowed OF

7:53 a.m.
— Per Jon Heyman, NORI AOKI seeks a 3-year deal. So far, both the Reds and Royals have shown the most interest. Also, the team is expected to lose JAMES SHIELDS. Click here to read
— Per Joel Sherman (NY Post), the Braves are pushing C EVAN GATTIS as trade bait. Also, the Rays are closer to trading JEREMY HELLICKSON to a NL team.
— Per multiple sources, HANLEY RAMIREZ has drawn plenty of interest from the Mariners. He no longer refers to himself as a SS in his personal Twitter character descriptions.
๐Ÿ˜” From the AZ Central, Diamondbacks’ GM Dave Stewart focusing on pitching
๐Ÿ˜ From ESPN, Dodgers introduce GM Farhan Zaidi
๐Ÿ˜‰ From cleveland.com, With young, affordable talent already in place, will the Cleveland Indians add the final, supporting pieces this winter?
๐Ÿ˜ก From the LA Times, Faith, family, community keep Angels’ Albert Pujols grounded
๐Ÿ˜Š From CBS Sports, Details about Jose Abreu’s defection from Cuba emerge

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Writer, former KUSF DJ and fan of the SF Giants/SJ Sharks/Great America 49ers. Love quality films, though I don't take things too seriously. If I told you what I do for a living, I'd have to tickle you.
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6 Responses to Hot Stove, Links and Kitchen Sink Edition (11-10-2014 to 11-13-2014)

  1. shoelessinbearvalley says:

    “Some Dodgers observers say that Puig seems “isolated” from most of the clubhouse, though, suggesting veteran leaders need to do a better job of incorporating him into the mix.”

    Yes, I blame Dodger veteran players – certainly not Puig – for appearing isolated from the rest of his undeserving team mates. :rolleyes

    On a completely different note, I think it safe to say all males, living today, were once only 15 years old, and the idea of getting “raped” by some lusting, blond, ex-Ravens cheerleader
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24786731/ex-ravens-cheerleader-charged-with-raping-15-year-old-boy%20- is both shocking and potentially odious to the fragile male psyche … either that or it’s one of those surely more memorable dreams come true of a lifetime.

    • annapirhana says:

      Leave out the lawsuit and this sounds like a European film plot! In fact, I remember Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Luna”. This was a film about a mother having sex with her teenage son.

      • shoelessinbearvalley says:

        hee hee … I was afraid my post shoulda come with a politically incorrect disclaimer; but, Bernado to the rescue!

        Another slightly more famous, but suffering an egregious plot hole device, is the one which Moses thought up – without the help from any of his former Egyptian boyhood friends – how Cain and Abel dashed off into the desert and discovered their heretofore Biblically undocumented sisters with which they might hope to perpetuate a seriously questionable human race premised on incest. Why Chuck Todd and fellow ‘journalists’ today fail to wake up on Sunday morning to ask the not so tough Cain and Abel like questions, challenging ‘modern’ day Christian right-wing / Conservative ‘non-thinking’, may yet prove America’s downfall. America’s only chance to survive: Sign Pablo for 10 years and $240 Million! ha!

        • annapirhana says:

          The Song of Solomon seems to also slip under the radar, but it’s the X-Rated book in the Bible. Maybe if it were originally written as a picture book, that ilk wouldn’t be so repressed?

          I think Pablo should get 5 years for $50m plus a lifetime pass to Baskin-Robbins. He might love that!

  2. xoot says:

    From an article on the CY: “Kershaw went 0-2 with a 7.82 ERA in a Division Series loss to St. Louis, leaving him at 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in his postseason career.”

    MadBum is 7-3 in the PS. He has pitched in 14 PS games; started 12; finished 2 of them with CG shutouts. 88.1 IP; ERA 2.14; WHIP .883; 77 SOs, 15 BBs & 4 HBP (don’t crowd the plate, chumps). He’s one year younger than Kershaw.

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