Wednesday, December 13, 2006

MLB Hot Stove Report - Wednesday, Dec 13

Houston, we have a pitching problem - The Astros acquired Jason Jennings from Colorado after Jennings violated the Rockies' Logan's Run-esque policy of being more valuable than Todd Helton.

Two-bedroom Lofton - New Ranger Kenny Lofton has almost completed his tour of the U.S.; next year, he plans to sign with the AA Yellowstone Parkers and will finish his career in 2008 when he forms a Mount Rushmore expansion team.

Why the Miguel not? - 35-year old Miguel Batista signed a 3-year, $24 million deal with Seattle, but claims "It wasn't about money, it was about being able to relish in obscurity with a completely forgotten sports franchise."

Gagne with the wind - Texas signed Eric Gagne to a 1 year, $6 million dollar deal with incentives for every time an analyst says "Don't forget, once Gagne comes off the DL, this bullpen could be really something."

Giles Davis: Kind of Blue - The Braves decided to non-tender Marcus Giles as part of GM John Schuerholz's plan to start nine rookies next year so that when the Braves finish 83-79, Bobby Cox will still be called a genius.

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