MLB Hot Stove
The New York Yankees agreed to a minor-league deal Wednesday with former Red Sox lefty Hideki Okajima. The 36-year old will have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the Yankees’ 2012 Opening Day roster in spring training.
Sweeny Murti discusses the Yankees’ rotation going into 2012, remaining free agent possibilities and the likelihood of trading A.J. Burnett.
Despite the big-name signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels haven’t distanced themselves from the 2012 Yankees.
Reyes joining the Marlins can only leave Mets fans with feelings of what could have been. With stable ownership, Reyes would have been NY’s centerpiece for years to come.
Bobby Valentine’s unique charisma and managerial acumen makes him a wise choice to handle the pressures of managing the Red Sox.
Brian Cashman is willing to play the waiting game when it comes to acquiring a talented starter — and will not let the market force him into overpaying.
The Yankees interest in Oakland Athletics’ All-Star lefty Gio Gonzalez appears to be rising and they have the prospects required to meet Billy Beane’s high demands.
C.J. Wilson may be the most talented starter on the free agent market but the Yankees should turn to other targets if his salary demands are too high.
The Marlins appear to be ready to do what it takes to bring Jose Reyes to South Beach. Do the Mets have a chance of retaining their superstar shortstop?
Brian Cashman should turn his full attention to free agent starter Mark Buerhle. The former White Sox ace can fill the Yankees’ craving for a reliable starter.