What’s next on the Hot Stove?

MLB.com’s Adam Berry looks at what’s next this offseason in the Hot Stove blog, your home for the latest trade and free agent news and rumors.

Trade Buzz

There were plenty of big signings (see: Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Nelson Cruz, Russell Martin, etc.) before the Winter Meetings and a number of big names changing teams via trade, like Josh Donaldson, Jason Heyward and more.

The Winter Meetings in San Diego were a flurry of activity, too. Jon Lester, Ervin Santana, Brandon McCarthy and David Robertson are off the board, and big trade targets like Jeff Samardzija, Yoenis Cespedes and Matt Kemp have found new homes.

So, what comes next? There’s still quite a bit to be resolved.

As MLB.com’s Paul Hagen writes, many of the top available players this offseason are still, well, available. And each team has needs left to address.

That group is headlined by right-handers Max Scherzer, bound to command a massive contract, and James Shields, sure to be in demand by teams that missed out on Lester. For teams looking for a mid-level…

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2 Comments

Mark, Just wondering something. Do we now have a second MLBlogs.com mentor as I’m seeing MLBlogs Usher more often than you this off season. Not complaining, or is it a bad thing. Jjust wondering if with the new Commish coming on soon if your duties are changing or you are getting a lift up the ladder.
Either way, have a fantastic holiday and a safe New Years.

Hello Mark. Are the leaders for November coming out soon? Thanks, and Merry Christmas.

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