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
- Rinku and Dinesh Share Hall Bathroom With Taiwanese Prospects: In his latest blog post, Dinesh mentions that JB sir is chasing future baseball stars in Taiwan and is boarding them at the house before they try out for pro scouts. Also, they met Mark Ciardi, producer of the 'hit' movie The Game Plan starring Dinesh's hero, The Rock.
- Orioles and Nick Markakis End Contract Talks, Commence Christmas Shopping: Wait a minute, 'Markakis'... what is that, Greek? Baltimore outfielder star Nick Markakis and the Orioles have ceased any discussion about a contract extension, pending any free agent signings this offseason. Seriously, if we're all going to sit on our hands until CC Sabathia signs with the Yankees before the rest of the dominos fall, then maybe we should all shut our blogs down and head to Aruba.
- Braves Send Bevy of Prospects to Chicago for the Privilege of Employing Javy Vazquez: In the words of the immortal Ozzie Guillen, "Javy is going to be Javy." So enjoy that, Braves fans. Atlanta is giving up minor league catcher Tyler Flowers and shortstop Brent Lillibridge. Not like you need a young shortstop or anything, because Raffy Furcal is coming back, right? Right?
- Astros Sign Doug Brocail: Houston GM Ed Wade won another free agent coup, re-signing reliever Doug Broc....zzzzzzzz