Hot Stove Toolbar

To keep up to date with all the latest Hot Stove news, buzz, and rumors, I’ve built a custom toolbar that you can install to your browser.

The toolbar includes bookmarks, quicklinks, search engines, a radio player tuned to sports talk radio, RSS feeds, a newsticker, and many other items to keep you up to date with the Hot Stove Season.

This toolbar will be updated automatically if/when I find more Hot Stove – specific features and references — if you have any suggestions, please email me.

Many of the features are listed below.

Bookmarks to the following:

  • Beat writers: Ken Davidoff, Adam Rubin, David Lennon, John Delcos, Joel Sherman
  • National journalists: Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Buster Olney, Ben Maller
  • Key resources: Free Agent Tracker, Cots Baseball Contracts, Baseball Cube
  • Blogs: MLBTradeRumors, MetsBlog

And a search box that allows you to instantly search the following references:

  • Baseball-Reference
  • Baseball Prospectus
  • Hardball Times
  • FanGraphs
  • Stat Corner
  • ESPN MLB Player Profiles
  • Yahoo MLB Player Profiles
  • Sportsnet (CA) MLB Player Profiles
  • MetsToday (of course!)

In addition, this toolbar does NOT install any adware / spyware / malware, shows no third-party ads nor popups, nor any other intrusions or security risks. I’m a former IT guy who spent hundreds of hours removing crap like that from people’s computers, so I would never impose such threats to anyone’s machine.

FYI, this toolbar was actually built for selfish reasons — it’s the thing I use to keep up to date on all the latest news and rumors pertaining to the Mets. It occurred to me that others might find it useful, so I’m making it available to you. No strings attached, pure karma play here. One note: if you DON’T install the toolbar, you may occasionally see a reminder popup on the top of some MetsToday pages. It’s exactly that – a reminder and nothing else, and it shouldn’t affect your MetsToday experience. If you find it annoying, let me know and I’ll kill it.

Hope you find this a useful resource this offseason.

Download the MetsToday Hot Stove Toolbar


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. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.