Hot Stove Week in Review
Sorry for my slowness everyone – the last week, and the next couple weeks are going to be busy for me.
But, I figure that everyone enjoys a good hot stove chat, so I’ll try to publish one of these every week, where I review what happened in this week’s off-season moves.
-Heath Bell signed with the Miami Marlins for 3 years, 27 million dollars. That’s the same amount of money that the whole 2008 team made.
- Chris Capuano signed for 2 years, 10 million dollars with the LA Dodgers. The former 18-game winner has gone through two Tommy John procedures, but enjoyed a bounceback 2011 with the Mets.
- Ramon Hernandez signed a two-year deal with the Rockies, presumably as a placeholder for Wilin Rosario. The Rockies promptly moved backstop Chris Ianetta, trading him to the Angels for Tyler Chatwood. None of this made Mike Napoli an Angel again.
- David Dejesus is with the Chicago Cubs on a 2-year deal with an option. The contract is for about 10 million dollars. A good buy-low move by Theo Epstein to improve right field; Dejesus hit .300 from 2008-2010 before struggling through a rough 2011.
- Jose “The Lessest” Molina continues to make his way around the AL East, signing a 1-year deal with Tampa Bay. Molina will take over for John Jaso, who was traded to the Mariners for character-man Josh Lueke. Jaso, who has a .700 OPS in 200 career games, instantly becomes about the best hitter in Seattle.
In other news, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, CJ Wilson, Jose Reyes, and Mark Buehrle haven’t signed anywhere, but are apparently all destined for Miami. My guess is that Washington will nab CJ Wilson for about 100 million dollars…because they do things like that.