Last evening I commented on the daily trade rumors surrounding Jose Quintana. Today MLBs’ HotStove did not disappoint, and talk about Quintana and is as hot as ever. Now it’s the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Huston Astros turn. After my original post on the Quintana rumor mill Sporting News published their spin: article boils down to this

For me, this paragraph sums up the article, and why they are called rumors:

Quintana, who is signed over the next four years at a decently affordable $35 million, went 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA and 181 strikeouts last season. Still just 27 years old, he is on the upswing of his career and would be a valuable addition for the Yankees in the competitive AL East.

Outfielder Clint Frazier or infielder Gleyber Torres are the Yankees’ top-ranked prospects. It would likely take one or both of them to snatch Quintana away from Chicago.

The question is whether or not they will be willing to meet the demand as the season draws near.

If the Yankees were crazy enough to make this trade, Fraizer and Torres for Quintana, the fans would go nuts, and Cashman would lose his job at some point in the season. The Yankees would not include these players for Chris Sale, so why now would they trade them?

Baseball HotStove with its rumors is one of the cool fun elements that separates for all the other major sports make baseball’s off-season and entertaining. But some of these rumor/news articles are real head-scratchers.

Next up Bill Mazeroski!

Reference Sporting News By Alex Brzezinsk Ominisport


Will Jose Bautista sign with a team before Pitchers and Catchers report February 14th?

Will Jose Bautista get an offer beyond one year?

Buck Showalter
August 2, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. — The way Buck Showalter sees it, Alex Rodriguez’s possible suspension would mean that the New York Yankees would end up with Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters in two years.

Fast forward two years free agent Matt Wieters still not signed. Will this catcher be home when Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training?

Buck Showalter, as usual, did his whining about the Yankees, who as it turns out do not need Matt Wieters and it seems that Buck Showalter also does not want his after all.

The Pool In Right Center Field Must Be Leaking!
Diamondbacks demand/sue as they claim they need a need stadium to replace the 19-year old Chase Field.
A disturbing trend seems to be arising; the Braves open their new ballpark, SunTurst Park, this season; after only 20-years in Turner Field.
The Rangers are another team that recently got approval for a new 1 billion ballpark, their current ballpark Globe Life Park in Arlington opened in 1994.

White Sox having daily Quintana talks with teams.
I must be missing something when it comes to Jose Quintana, 5 years 46 W 46 L!

Not a MLB News day goes by wihout a new rumor linking Quintana to (fill in the) ______________  as a possiable landing spot.