Photo by Kelly O'Connor of

Photo by Kelly O’Connor of

The Hot Stove, after going damn near nuclear earlier in the month, is pretty lukewarm now. Like a bottled water left out in the sun too long. Yeah, exactly that.

  • It’s been pretty silent around the Red Sox lately, apart from some small transactions. But this isn’t apathy, it’s simply patience with the changing market. (All quiet on Red Sox front – for now)
  • The Sox avoided the tax threshold by the slimmest of margins – and by “slimmest of margins”, I mean a quarter of a million dollars, roughly. Perspective, y’know? (Sox safe by hair from tax)
  • The Yankees have made some flashy moves, that’s for sure. But does that necessarily make them better than the Sox – or even the Rays? (The New Normal)