The Angels spent the afternoon unveiling Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson during a press conference in front of home plate at the Big A. However, that's old news from a Hot Stove perspective. The more interesting question now is what do the Angels do with Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo? An early rumor hinted at a possible trade with the Athletics that would have sent Andrew Bailey to Anaheim in exchange for Trumbo, but the Angels' have denied it. Even though GM Jerry Dipoto has expressed an interest in retaining all three players, Trumbo has stated he is prepared for any eventuality.
Now that the Diamondbacks have acquired Trevor Cahill, they are reportedly shopping soft-tossing left hander Joe Saunders. According to Dbacks' beat writer Nick Piecoro, several teams have expressed interest, including the Boston Red Sox.
The Athletics have also been active following the Cahill trade. Ken Rosenthal reports that the team is still fielding offers for Gio Gonzalez and Andrew Bailey, and that the level of interest in each has been intense.
After trading closer Sergio Santo and losing starter Mark Buehrle to free agency, the White Sox appear to be in a seller's mode. GM Kenny Williams has called it rebuilding, new manager Robin Ventura has mentioned reloading and now owner Jerry Reinsdorf has described the White Sox situation as re-tooling. No matter what they call it, John Danks would be wise to hold off on making any reservations for Spring Training at Camelback Ranch.
C.J. Wilson has departed for Hollywood, but Rangers' GM Jon Daniels is hoping to keep most of the key cast members from the two-time AL champions in the fold. According to reports, second baseman Ian Kinsler is one of the players with whom the Rangers are already discussing an extension. According to George King of the New York Post, the Rangers also have varying degrees of interest in Prince Fielder, Wade Davis and Casey McGehee.
Hiroyuki Nakajima spoke to reporters in Japan and, according to Chad Jennings' interpretation of the translation, the short stop seems intent on playing in the majors next season.
Via Twitter, the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins are expected to meet at some point today. Meanwhile, the list of alternate suitors for Rollins continues to dwindle as the Cardinals and Rafael Furcal are reportedly close to agreeing on new contract.
Letting the bidding begin! Manny Ramirez has been reinstated by major league baseball and is now a free agent. Of course, he must first serve the 50-game suspension he incurred for failing a drug test last season.
Legendary Pictures has announced plans to produce a movie about the life of Jackie Robinson. Called 42, the movie will feature Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Dodgers' GM Branch Rickey. A tentative release date has not been scheduled.