The hot stove coals have been stoked.
The GM meetings are ongoing in Orlando, and while there’s been a major announcement regarding any deals (I don’t expect any, but who am I to say), there has been some hot stove news via the Twitter feed and elsewhere.
Terry Sawchik of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweets that the Pirates’ initial call on free agents have involved “high upside” starting pitchers. Sawchik also tweets that he wonders what that news could mean for free agent A.J. Burnett. Burnett has been contemplating a return to Pittsburgh or retirement.
The New York Posts‘s Mike Puma tweets that at least “half-dozen” teams have inquired on either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda. Could GM Sandy Alderson use Davis or Duda to acquire a shortstop? Fellow New York Post writer Joel Sherman wrote that’s the Mets top priority.
Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel published a report stating that Marlins president David Samson would keep the Marlins stance of not offering a no-trade clause to players. ON another note, Samson was asked about the chances of dealing Giancarlo Stanton. While Marlins GM Dan Jennings is on the record as saying Stanton was not available. Samson had this…
If here in Orlando all of a sudden someone comes with an offer Mike and Dan can’t refuse, anybody can get traded. That’s the point of having no no-trade clauses, but I would say it’s very unlike that he will get dealt.
Don’t need me to tell you. Clink this link to check out this video from John Fay and C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer. It’s a little over 14 minutes.
Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News tweets that there teams interested in Phil Hughes despite a down year. Feinsand notes his home/road splits as one reason for the interest. Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star tweets that the Royals are one such team.
You might find this a little amusing. Sherman tweeted this…
Agt Barry Praver says "Manny (Ramirez) is interested in continuing his career in MLB or Japan" says Manny continues to hit/stay in shape
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 11, 2013