It’s been a quiet day on the hot stove, but here’s the latest buzz from around MLB:
Buster Olney of ESPN says it’s unlikely the Angels will be in play for either Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols.
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Mike Matheny is the favorite to succeed Tony La Russa as manager of the Cardinals.
Former Met coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is among the four finalists for the Cubs managerial opening, writes Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says it may take two months before Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes becomes a free agent.
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports rounds-up the remaining closers on the free-agent market.
Speaking of closers, the Marlins are interested in RHP Ryan Madson, tweets Jon Heyman of SI.com.
According to the Associated Press, the sale of the Astros will be a topic of discussion at the Owners Meetings next week, and currently owner Drayton McLane and prospective owner Jim Crane have discussed the parameter...