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Hot Stove: Boston Signs Mike Napoli (Monday December 3rd, 2012 - by Reggie Yinger)The Boston Red Sox signed right-handed hitter Mike Napoli to a three-year, $39 million deal. He will primarily play first base and catch on occasion.
Brian Matusz Matters (Sunday December 2nd, 2012 - by Stuart Wallace)After years of disappointment as a starter, will Brian Matusz find a career renaissance as a dominant reliever?
Hot Stove: The Angels Acquire Tommy Hanson (Saturday December 1st, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)The Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta Braves swapped young pitchers on Friday afternoon in a one-for-one trade. Atlanta sent starter Tommy Hanson to the west coast in exchange for relief pitcher Jordan Walden .
Hot Stove: Denard Span Traded to the Nationals (Thursday November 29th, 2012 - by Dan Port)After a surprising 2012 campaign, the Nationals appear to be positioning themselves for another strong season in 2013, and they made a move toward off-season improvement on Thursday by acquiring veteran outfielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins.
Hot Stove: Braves Ink B.J. Upton (Wednesday November 28th, 2012 - by Reggie Yinger)The Atlanta Braves filled their vacant center field spot this week with the signing of free-agent B.J. Upton. The former Tampa Bay outfielder spent six eight big-league seasons with the Rays before signing a five-year, $75.25 million contract with Atlanta.
Hot Stove: Toronto Signs Melky Cabrera (Friday November 16th, 2012 - by Reggie Yinger)Earlier this week, the Toronto Blue Jays make a huge off-season splash, acquiring several players from the Miami Marlins, including Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson. Toronto's front office continued their busy off-season theme, by signing free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to $16 million, two-year deal.
Hot Stove: Torii Hunter Signs With Detroit (Wednesday November 14th, 2012 - by Dan Port)The American League champion Detroit Tigers made a notable signing on Wednesday by inking veteran outfielder Torii Hunter to a two-year deal worth a reported $26 million. Hunter joins Detroit after spending the last five seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, and the 37 year-old is expected to be installed as the club's everyday rightfielder.
Hot Stove: Jays and Marlins Make Blockbuster Trade (Tuesday November 13th, 2012 - by Reggie Yinger)According to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins have agreed to a blockbuster multiple player deal that would send starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, utility player Emilio Bonifacio, and catcher John Buck to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fact or Fiction: Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates (Friday November 9th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)Fact or Fiction examines the performance of a player, good or bad, and determines whether he'll continue his success this season or if he has just been flukey-good. Today's Fact or Fiction looks at Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez.
Hot Stove: Royals Acquire Ervin Santana (Wednesday October 31st, 2012 - by Reggie Yinger)The Kansas City Royals made their first acquisition of the off-season by acquiring right-handed starting pitcher Ervin Santana and cash from the Los Angeles Angels for left-handed minor league reliever Brandon Sisk.