The weekly Hot Stove Report discusses the latest Major League Baseball rumors and news, covering free agency, potential trades and other roster moves.
The free agent market isn’t deep but it does boast some intriguing names as the Seattle Mariners look to add to their starting lineup.
With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.
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Jason A. Churchill kind of likes a projected lineup that includes Kendrys Morales, who remains a free agent and is being pursued by multiple clubs.
Jason A. Churchill writes that the Seattle Mariners need a high-quality starting pitcher, regardless of Hisashi Iwakuma’s injury situation.
In an alleged attempt to compliment the historic Robinson Cano signing, it’s being reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that the Seattle Mariners are in talks with free agent slugger Nelson Cruz.
We’re boring down on February, the free agent market for hitters has nearly dried up entirely and the Mariners continue to be tied to Nelson Cruz. Why? Maybe because the reporters are just connecting dots; the Mariners need offense and Cruz and Morales are two of the very best options available that could make some kind of difference. Maybe the Mariners have legitimate interest in Cruz. Why? I haven’t the foggiest.
For the first time in weeks, the rumor mill at Safeco Field seems to be quiet. However, the prospect of Nelson Cruz joining the Mariners hasn’t quite died out yet.