Nelson Cruz

Justin Upton, rumored to be on the trade block, again has been linked to the Seattle Mariners. (Photo by Kevin Liles/Getty Images)

The Hot Stove Report: Upton, Kemp, Seager

The weekly Hot Stove Report discusses the latest Major League Baseball rumors and news, covering free agency, potential trades and other roster moves.

1090 The Fan–11/22/2014

Kyle Seager and his lineuo mate Robinson Cano may be getting help from the free agent market.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: Free Agent Corner Bats

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.

1090 The Fan–11/10/2014

(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

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.

10/31/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Kendrys Morales may be the best fit among remaining options for the Mariners. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: M’s Can Still Make Splash

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.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2014

Ervin Santana (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mariners’ Focus Shouldn’t ‘Change’

Jason A. Churchill writes that the Seattle Mariners need a high-quality starting pitcher, regardless of Hisashi Iwakuma’s injury situation.

1090 The Fan–02/13/2014

Nelson Cruz (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Heyman: Mariners Talking With Cruz, Rodney

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.

02/04/2014

Nelson Cruz's name has been linked to the Seattle Mariners all offseason. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

M’s Should Focus On Pitching, Defense

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.

1090 The Fan–01/29/2014

Nelson Cruz (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Latest Nelson Cruz Rumors

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.

1090 The Fan–12/24/2013

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