Pitchers and catchers report in a few weeks, but there are still some big stories simmering on the MLB Hot Stove as we get closer and closer to the start of the 2011 regular season.
There are still some high-profile free agents, such as Vladimir Guerrero to name just one, out there looking for work. As spring training approaches, the time to find a new team is dwindling for some of the key guys left on the open market, so I'll cover all the possibilities for unsigned players expected to latch on somewhere they can make an impact in 2011.
The possibilities also remain that a trade or two may go down before teams head to Florida or Arizona to get ready for the 162-game marathon ahead. Rumors emerged about Seattle Mariners speedster Chone Figgins getting dealt this week, so I'll be sure to cover any potential trades that are floating around the baseball rumor mill.
Even though it's still two weeks away, the Hot Stove still has some embers burning, all of which I'll try to cover so that you're fully up to speed on what's going on in Major League Baseball here at the end of January.