Hot Stove Update- 11/16

6 p.m. Eastern
-A full report from Ken Rosenthal and John Paul Morosi at Fox Sports: Pedro Martinez wants to come back for a full year in 2010. Seattle is interested in Edwin Jackson and Curtis Granderson, and Detroit would want hard throwers like Brandon Morrow and Shawn Kelley in return. Eight teams including Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Baltimore and Washington are interested in Billy Wagner, according to his agent.
-Jackson seems much more likely to get dealt than Granderson, says’s Jason Beck.
-Buster Olney has more about the Yankees not being interested in Matt Holliday, possible interest in Marlins Ricky Nolasco and Jorge Cantu (I can’t see them dealing either) and the problem with the Giants signing Jason Bay.
-Mark Sheldon says that talk about the Reds’ payroll reduction is premature and that they are not trying to trade Brandon Phillips.
12:30 p.m, Eastern
-Buster Olney is reporting via Twitter that Craig Counsell has interest from 12 teams including the Yankees and Red Sox. Brandon Lyon expects to get a mult-year deal as a closer or setup man, with the Angels and Phillies as possibilities.
-Though the Rangers are still keeping contact with free agents John Lackey, Vladimir Guerrero and Ben Sheets, they expect to be more active in the trade market rather than free agency, according to TR Sullivan. They have interest in Ben Sheets and will look to trade Brandon McCarthy.
-Jerry Crasnick has a new article up on the state of the Padres.
11:10 a.m. Eastern
-Cincinnati has resigned C Ramon Hernandez to a one year deal with a vesting option for 2011, according to Ken Rosenthal. Hernandez’s 2011 contract will kick in if he plays 120 games next season.
-FanHouse’s look at the Yankees’ offseason.
10:15 a.m. Eastern
-A Tampa Bay trade index from Rays Index and a Red Sox offseason look, which could include John Lackey, Matt Holliday and a stopgap SS.
9:25 a.m. Eastern has a good roundup of everything going on. Dan Uggla is the top priority for the Marlins, the Giants want to resign Brad Penny and the Yankees, Cubs and White Sox have interest in Curtis Granderson. The Phillies would love to sign Chone Figgins but he reportedly wants five years an $50 million. Philly has interest in Mark DeRosa, Adrian Beltre, Placido Polanco and reliever Fernando Rodney. Washington may be trying to trade Christian Guzman and a few teams are interested in Josh Willingham. The Twins want to bring Orlando Cabrera back at 2B, Seattle has interest in Jason Bay and John Lackey and San Diego is in no rush to trade Adrian Gonzalez.
-A guide to the NL Rookie of the Year voting from the Philadelphia Daily News. The Chicago Tribune covers the AL.
-MLB FanHouse on AOL has Hot Stove previews for the Rays, Blue Jays and Orioles. Relief seems to be the main priority for Tampa Bay, building a solid core for Toronto and the corner positions for Baltimore.
-Twins pitcher Juan Morillo has signed a contract to play in Japan, says NPB Tracker.

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One response to “Hot Stove Update- 11/16”

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins says :

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