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Hot Stove: New York Yankees Acquire Michael Pineda (Friday January 13th, 2012 - by Reggie Yinger)After remaining quiet most of the off-season, the New York Yankees finally emerged from hibernation to make a big time move. According to Jon Heyman of CBS, the Yankees have reportedly acquired right-handed starting pitcher Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for catching prospect Jesus Montero.
Hot Stove: Ryan Madson To Sign With Cincinnati (Wednesday January 11th, 2012 - by Dan Port)After acquiring Mat Latos and fortifying the Reds pitching rotation last month, Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty improved his bullpen this week by reaching an agreement with righthanded relief pitcher Ryan Madson.
Hot Stove: Anthony Rizzo Traded to the Cubs (Friday January 6th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres agreed to a four-player trade Friday afternoon, with the Cubs acquiring first baseman Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Zach Cates in exchange for pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na.
Hot Stove: Carlos Zambrano Traded to Miami (Thursday January 5th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs agreed to a swap of starting pitchers on Wednesday evening, as Miami adds Carlos Zambrano to their starting rotation, in exchange the Cubs receive Chris Volstad. Chicago will also be sending $15.5 million dollars to cover a majority of the remaining $18 million on Zambrano's contract.
Hot Stove: Andrew Bailey Heads to Boston (Thursday December 29th, 2011 - by Nate Springfield)The Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics completed a five player trade on Wednesday afternoon, as Oakland continues to unload major league talent for prospects. Andrew Bailey will head to the Red Sox along with outfielder Ryan Sweeney in exchange for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects.
Hot Stove: The Nationals Trade for Gio Gonzalez (Friday December 23rd, 2011 - by Nate Springfield)The Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics completed a trade on Thursday evening, with the Nats solidifying the front end of the rotation by acquiring starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez.
Hot Stove: Carlos Beltran To Sign With the Cardinals (Friday December 23rd, 2011 - by Dan Port)After not re-signing first baseman and future Hall of Fame inductee Albert Pujols this off-season, it was imperative for the St. Louis Cardinals to bring in some offensive punch to make up for it, and they took a major step toward doing just that on Thursday by agreeing to terms on a two-year, $26 million deal with veteran free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Hot Stove: Jason Kubel Signs With the Diamondbacks (Monday December 19th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)The D-Backs have signed outfielder Jason Kubel to a two-year deal worth $15 million. The deal also includes an option for a third year.
Hot Stove: The Reds Acquire Mat Latos (Saturday December 17th, 2011 - by Dan Port)The Cincinnati Reds strengthened their pitching rotation via trade this weekend by acquiring Padres righthander Mat Latos in exchange for veteran pitcher Edinson Volquez and youngsters Yonder Alonso, Yasmini Grandal, and Brad Boxberger.
Hot Stove: The Rockies Land Michael Cuddyer (Friday December 16th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)Looking to sign a right-handed bat for their lineup, the Colorado Rockies have agreed to sign outfielder Michael Cuddyer. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Rockies have reached an agreement with Cuddyer on a three-year, $31.5 million deal.