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Hot Stove Digest: Rockies extend injured closer Adam Ottavino
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Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. EXTENSION: The Rockies have signed injured closer Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $10.4 million extension. Ottavino is […]

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Jeopardy! contestants stumped again by baseball-themed clue
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Every now and then the televsion quiz show Jeopardy! will oblige baseball fans with a question or even an entire category dedicated to their favorite sport. And every now and then, those questions will be posed to a group of contestants not at all familiar with our national pastime. That leads to the awkward dynamic […]

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Dickerson empathizes with Broncos' Manning
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Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson has suddenly become the second-most famous case of plantar fasciitis on the Denver sports scene. But it’s a pain he doesn’t wish on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

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Rockies' righties in 'pen could provide boost
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The Rockies hope the end of a rough season was the start of something special for a group of young righty relief pitchers.

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Freeland ends AFL season with fourth straight win
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Finishing the season strong and entering the offseason with momentum is always a goal, and it’s exactly what Rockies prospect Kyle Freeland was able to accomplish.

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Reds sign reliever Wood to 1-year deal
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The Reds announced the signing of right-handed reliever Blake Wood to a one-year Major League contract on Friday. Wood, 30, spent the 2015 season with the Pirates’ organization and pitched for Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause
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When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of uncertainty […]

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Howard, Phillies lay their cards on the table
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It might be beneficial for Ryan Howard and the Phillies to part ways, but the Phillies have had no success moving Howard because of his contract. GM Matt Klentak knows that if Howard remains with the organization, they need to make it work. That’s why he, Howard and Howard’s agent had a meeting just before […]

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Bryant, Franco file grievances over service time
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Two top rookie third basemen, Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Maikel Franco of the Phillies, have filed grievances claiming their teams manipulated their service time to delay their eligibility for free agency. In at least Bryant’s case, the grievance was filed early this past season. The story was first reported by Yahoo on Monday.

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Phillies' Mackanin, Klentak on the same page
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Matt Klentak and Pete Mackanin seem to be getting along just fine since they first met in October. The Phillies named Mackanin their manager in 2016 before they hired Klentak as general manager in October.

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Nats' Goodwin headlines top performers in offseason Winter Leagues
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Brian Goodwin ranked as the Nationals’ No. 2 prospect headed into the 2013 season, trailing only Anthony Rendon for top honors within the organization. Selected by the Nats with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2011 Draft,.

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Nats like options to replace Zimmermann
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Jordan Zimmermann — who shined in seven seasons with Washington — signed with the Tigers as a free agent on Monday, but the Nationals like the candidates they have to fill out the 2016 starting rotation.

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