After a morning flight out of St. Louis, I’m hanging out at the Detroit airport waiting for a plane to take me back to New York. There’s snow everywhere, and just looking out the window makes me shiver.
Seems appropriate, considering the Hot Stove has also gone stone cold.
Unless you’re a big Bob Howry fan, the weekend didn’t bring much news, and the only thing I’ve read today are a few minor league signings by the Nationals. But things might start to heat up this week as things get back to business as usual.
For now, MLBTradeRumors has a post examining the best known offers for Matt Holliday. I’m still skeptical that the Yankees will get involved — unless he’s changed his mind, Sam is as well — but I know a lot of fans are holding out hope, and given the events of last winter, it’s impossible to rule out the possibility.
One more link before I get ready for this flight, Jesus Montero ranks as the fifth-best prospect in all of baseball according to John Manuel of Baseball America. The recently traded Kyle Drabek — part of the Roy Halladay deal — ranks 16th on Manuel’s list. Meanwhile, it’s tough to argue the top three. I’m sure you know all about Strasburg and Heyward. You probably know Mike Stanton as well, but if not, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard some scouts speak so glowingly about a position prospect’s potential.