Even before the World Series, Hot Stove is cooking like mad. A few to cover: * Boras says that they want around $30M a year for A-Rod, he wants short, and now, Anaheim is at the very top of the perspective buyers. * Joe Torre is out at NYY. Now, word is that they are doing interviews.. humorously Jose Pena is amongst the interviewees. if that happens, I will laugh my a*(& off. * Kansas City picks up Trey Hillman, formerly of the NYY minor leagues, and who had been a filter for the MLB on Japanese prospects, his Nippon Ham Fighters are in the Japanese World Series second year in a row.. now the trick will be if KC is at all serious about trying to get into the foreign players market. * Dusty Baker takes over in Cincy * Corey Koskie is now a free agent, after Milwaukee declines offer, likely ending his career. Koskie sat out the season with a concussion, but collected a year pay on hold (6.5M) so was a nice send off from his team in a way.