Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/29/11
“Hot Stove?” More like “not stove” this week, as General Managers and teams are currently in a holding pattern before the Winter Meetings begin on Dec. 5. For now, it seems as if teams biding their time in an effort to make big splashes next week. In any event, here is everything you need to know about the baseball world: RUMORS Free Agent pitcher Aaron Cook is getting a look at by the Pirates, as well as a half-dozen other teams. The Red Sox could explore a possible trade of SS Jed Lowrie. Some Mets fans feel that Lowrie might be worth investigating, such as Jon Scippa of Metsblog.com. The White Sox have been trying to move reliever Matt Thornton since July, and are continuing to shop him. The Cubs have their sights set on Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. One of the top free agent starting pitchers, C.J. Wilson, visited Miami earlier this week. Apparently he is a key component of the Marlins’ off-season plan. Former Met reliever Octavio Dotel is receiving interest from the Cardnials,
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