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
- Kenshin Kawakami Must Not Understand American Geography Enough: Frank Wren's multiple trips to Japan paid off, as NPB pitching sensation Kenshin Kawakami signed a tidy three-year contract with the Braves. But really, for someone highly pursued like Kawakami, why would he pick Atlanta to relocate? Does he not realize the high-quality noodle shops we have up here in NYC?
- Mets See Braves Move, Up the Ante With...Tim Redding?: I guess Redding can't be that bad of a pitcher since he led the Nationals with ten wins. And hey, it's only a one-year, $2.25 million deal for a guy only expected to compete for the fifth rotation slot. Redding was a Yankee in 2005; he pitched just one inning against the Red Sox, allowed 6 runs, and was immediately shot out of a cannon to free up a roster spot for...Al Leiter.
- Red Sox Continue Picking Up Players Off Scrap Heap; Will Soon Pick Up Prog Rock Albums By Uriah Heap: Boston signed Takashi Saito, formerly the closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a one-year deal. With Saito and Brad Penny headed west to Boston, the Dodgers are finally turning the tide on the Boston-to-L.A. route made popular by Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Lowe, and Grady Little.
- In-N-Out Book To Solve All Your Easter Shopping Woes: BusinessWeek staff writer Stacy Perman has penned a book covering the history of the In-N-Out burger, set to be released in April. Amazon will be selling this book animal-style; when you open the cardboard box, your book will be smothered in thousand island dressing and grilled onions.