Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Edition of the Hot Stove Junkie

posted by Jon Williams

The latest edition of my Hot Stove Junkie column on RotoExperts.com has been posted. It is positively loaded with info this week. Please, check it out. RotoExperts.com is blowing up big time. Our acquisition of the Diamond Draft Fantasy Baseball Software is huge for us. Everyone should head over to the Diamond Draft site and download the free trial software. There are also going to be opportunities for the blogging community to take advantage of our success. Watch this spot for details...coming soon!

The Winter Meetings were a huge success from the perspective of a Hot Stove Junkie. I suppose when you are as hooked as I am that the latest hit is always the sweetest. The last day of the Winter Meetings featured the Rule V Draft – this is never to be ignored by fantasy owners unless they do not care to discover the next Johan Santana (LHP, NYM). The Major League Phase is reproduced below. However, the end of the meetings did not bring an end to the rumors, the speculation, or the trades and signings. In fact, the recent non-tender deadline just released a completely new crop of free agents into the pool. There were some very interesting and productive players set free to negotiate with the team of their choice. All 42 of the new free agents are listed below.

The Major League Phase of the Rule V Draft

1 Terrell Young RHP Washington (from Cincinnati)
2 Reegie Corona INF Seattle (from New York (AL))
3 Everth Cabrera SS San Diego (from Colorado)
4 Donald Veal LHP Pittsburgh (from Chicago (NL))
5 Lou Palmisano C Baltimore* (from Milwaukee)
6 Luis Perdomo RHP San Francisco (from St. Louis)
7 David Patton RHP Cincinnati** (from Colorado)
8 Kyle Bloom LHP Detroit (from Pittsburgh)
9 Jose Lugo LHP Kansas City*** (from Minnesota)
10 Ben Copeland CF Oakland (from San Francisco)
11 James Skelton C Arizona (from Detroit)
12 Zach Kroenke LHP Florida (from New York (AL))
13 Gil De La Vara LHP Houston (from Kansas City)
14 Jason Jones RHP Minnesota (from New York (AL))
15 Darren O'Day RHP New York (NL) (from Los Angeles (AL))
16 Eddie Morlan RHP Milwaukee (from Tampa Bay)
17 Rob Mosebach RHP Philadelphia (from Los Angeles (AL))
18 Miguel Gonzalez RHP Boston (from Los Angeles (AL))
19 Derek Rodriguez RHP Tampa Bay (from Chicago (AL))
20 Ivan Nova RHP San Diego (from New York (AL))
21 Rocky Cherry RHP New York (NL) (from Baltimore)

* Acquired by Houston in exchange for cash considerations
** Acquired by Chicago (NL) in exchange for cash considerations
*** Acquired by Seattle in exchange for cash considerations

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