Hot Stove, Cool Chat

Hot Stove, Cool Chat

July 17, 2005 -- Peter Gammons plays Saturday evening at Fenway Park as part of the Hot Stove, Cool Music summer program

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Justine Hunt)

Peter Gammons Chat Transcript:

Chances Not Good For a Clemens Return
Prospect Props: Andy Marte is a Keeper
Will It Be Lugo at Short and Reed in Center?
Manny Has Time to Report to Spring Training
The Best Offense and the Best Defense: Youk's On First
Theo Would Have Traded Rent-a-Wreck, Lost Damon Too
Tejada Trade Talks Stalled, Best Guess is Still Miggy at Short
Top Dog: Nixon's the One to Be in Shape, Have Big Year

"Tejada's numbers will increase because of the lineup around him. But I think Manny is born to play in Baltimore. He's a right centerfield hitter. His greatest power has been minimized by fenway park. I can easily see him hitting 50 homers in Camden Yards. In my mind, as great a player as Tejada is, if the Orioles can get Ramirez and Clement, I personally think they would be crazy to turn it down." -- 01.04.06, Peter Gammons, Boston.com chat


From the 'Gotham Baseball Rumor Mill:'
No 4-Way? We'll Throw Out a 3-Way

Extra Bases Hot Stove Update: If you see rumors of a three-way trade between Seattle, the Red Sox and the Cubs involving Arroyo, Graffanino, Reed, Patterson, et al, file under: Not Happening.

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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