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The Hot Stove is lit
2008-10-30 10:48
by Bob Timmermann

While I pondered a World Series where a J.C. (Juan Carlos Romero) beat a J.P. (James Phillip Howell) twice and wondered why a J.A. (James Anthony Happ) wasn't given a shot, I decided to move on to next season.

I debate the efficacy of posting links to offseason moves since there are a lot of readers who just monitor websites seemingly 24/7 waiting to see which players on the Nationals are having their options declined. But for today....

Ken Macha is the new manager of the Brewers. Dale Sveum, we hardly knew ye.

Mike Jacobs has been dealt from Florida to Kansas City for Leo Nunez. The link above contains a link to "Find the perfect Royals gift." I would comment on that, but Royals fans have suffered enough.

2008-10-30 11:03:08
1.   kinbote
Edgar "I don't practice" Renteria is now a free agent after the Tigers declined his 2009 option.
2008-10-30 16:38:21
2.   Inside Baseball
Sorry Bob, but I don't think I'm alone when I say The Griddle is the first source I look to for MLB news.
2008-10-30 19:24:27
3.   Tripon
Mets Sign Fernando Tatis to a $1.7 million one year contact.
2008-10-30 19:53:06
4.   das411
and the Marlins are making that move why?
2008-10-31 00:21:53
5.   grandcosmo
The Royals could barely wait for the season to end before hamstringing themselves with another bad trade.

As Rany Jazayerli pointed out on his blog today the Royals drew the 4th fewest walks of any AL team since 1931 this past season. So what do they do? They go out and get a first baseman with a .299 OBP.

2008-10-31 12:06:44
6.   Eric Stephen
Jacobs is entering year 1 of arbitration, and is not very good (at least not enough to pay more than the minimum).

Nuñez is a serviceable middle reliever under team control for the next 4 years. 2009 will be cheap, and his arb years are a pittance compared to those of a 1B like Jacobs.

Also, the Marlins were going to non-tender Jacobs anyway so the fact that they got something for him is a feather in their cap.

2008-11-01 10:59:55
7.   das411
Thanks ES! Glad to see Jacobs out of the division...maybe we'll be lucky enough to see 1B Luis Gonzalez for the Fish next year?

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