The bad news is that every media outlet will be spouting about some philthy team down I-95 today. The good news is that the Hot Stove Season has officially begun!
That means we’ll begin discussing:
1. Free agents to bring back, or unleash
2. Free agents to pursue
3. Trades to conjure and debate
4. Rumors to discuss, and dispel
5. Scrap-heap pickups to analyze
6. Prospects to postulate for positions
7. My Bullpen Blueprint, if it’s ever finished
8. and so much more ……
First on the slate, this week’s scrap heap, which includes:
Jose Castillo (FA)
Dave Borkowski (FA)
Chip Ambres (FA)
Jolbert Cabrera (FA)
Tyler Walker (FA)
Francisco Rosario (FA)
Kip Wells (FA)
Kevin Mench (DFA)
And for those who missed it, LHP Adam Loewen was released by the Orioles, only to be picked up by the Blue Jays as an outfielder / first baseman!
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.