Why the dutch oven? Because the term 'hot stove' needs to be retired. This feature will attempt to give you a listicle-driven source for all sorts of off-season baseball rumors. If you have any suggestions, rumors, or recipes that I can cook in my dutch oven, email us
- Andy Pettitte Talks to Joe Torre About Something Other Than His Faith: Little Kenny Rosenthal says that Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte has been chit-chatting with his former skipper Joe Torre about possibly heading out to L.A. next season and pitching for the Dodgers. Joe, leave the Pettitte, take the cannolis.
- Marlins Get Good Stadium News...Sort Of: The Miami Marlins new 37,000 seat retractable roof stadium is going to be built, which is good. But it won't open until 2012, which is bad. But it's going to have a cuban sandwich vendor, which is good. But the cuban sandwiches won't be made to order, which is bad. But the restrooms are going to be very spacious, which is good. But the ladies' restrooms will be haunted, which is bad.
- Rocco Baldelli Wins Tony Conigliaro Award, Tony Conigliario Wins Gold Glove in Heaven: Rocco Baldelli's struggles with mitochondrial disorder are paying off! Since he was able to overcome his illness and kick the shit of the baseball in the playoffs, the good folks at the Boston Baseball Writers Association decided that Baldelli was just a little bit more deserving that someone else who overcame something lame, like cancer. Sorry, Doug Davis!!!
- Padres Entire Organization in Disarray, Says Mystery Man: An anonymous industry executive throws the entire Padres organization under the bus, especially G.M. Kevin Towers. He sez: "Special assistant Paul DePodesta, the former Los Angeles Dodgers GM, reports not to Towers but directly to CEO Sandy Alderson and must sign off on player moves." Burn!