Hot stove is already hotter than a Washington Nationals

Hot stove is already hotter than a Washington Nationals


It’s not yet December and the hot stove is already hotter than a Washington Nationals dugout feud. Andrelton Simmons and Craig Kimbrel change addresses and myriad rumors continue to be bandied about baseball circles.

What follows is the newest scintillating scuttlebutt from MLB specialists, including the most recent on free agency and trades.

I am simply glad Frazier is not illegitimately out there, because legitimacy is vital, especially when you are contemplating hearsay, gossip and rumors.

The San Diego Padres are taking a mulligan on 2015. Or, more appropriately, before things get really bad the team is trying to switch off the gaming system.

One exec predicts that Preller will go ‘total rebuild’ – right-hander Ian Kennedy turned down the Pads’ qualifying offer, the team is shopping righty Tyson Ross and additionally is looking to move Matt Kemp, according to major-league sources.”

The Padres continue to rebuild like a child that has had his Lego masterpiece knocked down a number of times already.

Rosenthal also had a scoop for Braves faithful, issuing that alliterative slugger Freddie Freeman was around the block: “Officials from three different clubs told me that the Braves have indeed shopped first baseman Freddie Freeman, with one saying such a possibility was ‘the talk of the (Arizona) Fall League.’”