As our own Jeff Schafer noted recently, the MLB Owners and GM’s are meeting today through Wednesday, and this is really the first important event that kicks off what we refer to as the “Hot Stove” season. As Jeff noted in his article, we don’t always see much movement, or anything really monumental in the November meetings, as most of the big moves you see are typically done in the meetings next month. That said, there’s always the possibility that we could see moves made by the Braves earlier than expected.
Not related to the Hot Stove season, our own Josh Barnhill reported this morning about the Braves’ plans to build a brand new stadium for the beginning of the 2017 season. That news, while not Hot Stove related, is generating a ton of buzz around Braves’ Country. Perhaps the GM and Owners meetings in the next few days will generate even more buzz among fans as we await what the organization might do.
As you know, the Braves have needs for starting pitching, second base, and relief pitching, and so it could be a very HOT stove indeed before next year begins.
Join us for our Hot Stove Live Blogs in the next three days. As you know, we all have “day jobs”, but we’re going to try and man our live blogs as often as we can. As news breaks, if any, we’ll report it, and you can join us in our live blog to share your comments, thoughts, rants, and raves! Just scroll down to our comments section, and let us know what you think.