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
- Don't Pull Those Furcal Jerseys Out of Mothballs Quite Yet: I guess that Rafael Furcal-to-the-Braves rumours were not 100% accurate yesterday, since folks are reporting that the erstwhile infielder has not decided between the Dodgers and Braves yet. I wondered why he would have been so quick to accept a three-year deal from Atlanta when Oakland offered him four, plus a puppy dog.
- Brian Giles' Most Similar Player on Baseball-Reference is Wil Cordero: Padres outfielder and super tan-meister Brian Giles has been accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend while she was preggo. She's suing him for $10 million, or the approximate value of his monthly manscaping supplies.
- Kenshin Kawakami Sweepstakes Are the Low Budget, Japanese Version of Sabathia Sweepstakes: The Minnesota Twins are the latest team to jump feet-first into the Kenshin Kawakami derby, along with the Braves and Giants. Pardon me for being racist, but if I were Japanese, I'd want to play in San Francisco far more than Minneapolis or Atlanta. Fresh fish makes better sushi.
- Wilpon Family to Be Rescued By Wealthy Fame Whore: The Mets may have fallen face-first into the Madoff scheme but no worries, because Martin Silver has cash on hand and wants to rescue the team. Silver made his fortune in the liquor biz and also owns the Wilmington Blue Rocks, whose mascot is Mr. Celery.