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Hot Stove: The Twins Sign Outfielder Josh Willingham (Thursday December 15th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)In an effort to bolster their lineup, the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a sign outfielder Josh Willingham three-year deal worth $21 million according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com.
2012 Fact or Fiction: Ivan Nova, New York Yankees (Tuesday December 13th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)Fact or Fiction examines the 2011 performance of a player, good or bad, and determines whether he'll duplicate his numbers in 2012 or it was just a fluke. Today's Fact or Fiction looks at New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova.
Hot Stove: The Brewers Sign Aramis Ramirez (Monday December 12th, 2011 - by Dan Port)Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez won't have to move very far to join his new team in 2012, as it was announced that the slugger will sign a three-year deal with his former division rival Milwaukee Brewers.
Hot Stove: The Diamondbacks Acquire Trevor Cahill (Saturday December 10th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)In an effort to bolster their starting rotation, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill and left reliever Craig Breslow from the Oakland Athletics for prospect Jarrod Parker, outfielder Collin Cowgill, and reliever Ryan Cook.
Hot Stove: Los Angeles Angels Sign C.J. Wilson (Thursday December 8th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)The Los Angeles Angels and new general manager Jerry Dipoto remained busy on Thursday morning, signing starting pitcher C.J. Wilson to join the recently signed Albert Pujols in Anaheim.
Hot Stove: Albert Pujols Signs With the Angels (Thursday December 8th, 2011 - by Dan Port)After several off-seasons of inactivity and missed connections with potential big name free agents, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and their new general manager Jerry Dipoto recently landed the biggest free agent of this winter by signing first baseman Albert Pujols to a ten-year, $254 million contract.
Hot Stove: Mark Buehrle Heads South to Miami (Thursday December 8th, 2011 - by Nate Springfield)After already signing closer Heath Bell and 2011 National League batting champion Jose Reyes in the past week, they addressed their starting rotation needs by inking lefthander Mark Buehrle to a four-year contract worth $58 million.
Hot Stove: San Diego Acquires Huston Street (Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - by Reggie Yinger)After losing long time closer Heath Bell to the Miami Marlins via free agency earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres acquired Huston Street from the division-rival Colorado Rockies for a minor league player to be named later.
2012 Fact or Fiction: Ryan Dempster, Chicago Cubs (Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - by Nate Springfield)Fact or Fiction examines the 2011 performance of a player, good or bad, and determines whether he'll duplicate his numbers in 2012 or it was just a fluke. Today's Fact or Fiction looks at Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster.
Hot Stove: Sergio Santos Traded to Toronto (Tuesday December 6th, 2011 - by Dan Port)After struggling through a committee of ninth inning options in 2011, this week the Toronto Blue Jays acquired a legitimate closer in White Sox righthander Sergio Santos . In exchange for Santos, Chicago received 22 year-old minor league pitching prospect Nestor Molina.