Tuesday evening Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay have been announced as the newest Hall of Fame. It's all a course. Rivera even became the first unanimous selection of the Hall of Fame. Hard to find a more deserving player for this honor.

With the announcement of the Hall of Fame now in the rearview mirror, attention is focused on the hot stove that moves slowly. Currently, 16 of our top 50 free agents remain unsigned, including the first two and four of the top seven. We will follow the hot rumblings of the day here in this practical post. Be sure to check for updates regularly.

The Padres have checked Harper, Machado and others

If nothing else, the Padres have a lot of fire irons this season. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, San Diego checked on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, as well as Mike Moustakas and Marwin Gonzalez. Their level of interest is unknown and it is unclear if any offers have been made. For what it's worth, the Padres have struck me as a potential mystery team on Machado. There is an adjustment.

The Padres have had a winning season in the last 11 years and have lost at least 90 games in the past three seasons. However, they have a monster farm system, with a talent and depth of high level, and many of their best prospects will arrive in 2019 (or arrived in 2018 in the case of Luis Urias). As shown by Eric Hosmer's signature, San Diego has money, and signing a star like Harper or Machado would make the reconstruction progress considerably. Moustakas or Gonzalez would also be strong signatures.

Giants sign Pomeranz

The Giants signed the left-hander Drew Pomeranz, reports Ken Rosenthal of athletics. It will earn just $ 1.5 million in 2019 with an additional $ 3.5 million in incentives. Pomeranz made $ 8.5 million in 2018 with Boston. The agreement represents a return to the Bay Area for Pomeranz, which launched for the A from 2014-15.

Pomeranz, 30, has battled injury and inefficiency over the past season, recording 74 innings with a points average of 6.08 for the Red Sox. However, he scored an average of points against 3.32 in 344 innings and 1/3 in 2016-2017. So there is a positive potential. Pomeranz has experience as a starter and reliever, although the way the giants use it is unclear. With Johnny Cueto rehabilitating after an operation at Tommy John, the Giants could count on Madison Bumgarner, Jeff Samardzija, Derek Holland, Dereck Rodriguez and Pomeranz among their five starters. This would leave Tyler Beede, Chris Stratton and Andrew Suarez as depth options.

Dodgers still in talks for Realmuto

Even after the acquisition of Russell Martin, the Dodgers remain in commercial talks with the Marlins about All-Star receiver J.T. Realmuto, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Keibert Ruiz is one of the names under discussion as part of the commercial package. America's baseball Ruiz was ranked 20th best hope of baseball on Wednesday. Frisaro says that the Astros, Braves, Padres, Rays and Reds also remain in the mix for Realmuto.

The Dodgers have had a relatively quiet offseason so far – to be fair, most teams have had implausible reasons – to bring Martin and Joe Kelly while they are trading against Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood. They also lost Yasmani Grandal to free will. The Dodgers have two hopes among the best receivers in Ruiz and Will Smith. They could, in theory, exchange Ruiz against Realmuto, then install Smith behind the plate when Realmuto will become a free agent in two years.

At least three Scouts clubs Gonzalez

The Diamondbacks, Royals and Tigers had scouts at Adrian Gonzalez's recent workout, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. It is not clear if these teams (or others) are interested in signing Gonzalez or have made him an offer. Gonzalez, 36, said he wants to play in 2019.

Last season, Gonzalez played 54 games with the Mets and was released after beating .237 / .299 / .373 with six homers. Back problems have limited to 71 games in 2017 and you have to come back in 2016 for the last time. He was a hitter comfortably above average. The D-Backs, Royals and Tigers are all rebuilding and have an opening to first base, however, and Gonzalez could be an inexpensive option in the short term.

Cuban shortstop prospect authorized to sign

According to Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs, the Cuban prospect Yolbert Sanchez has been authorized by the MLB and will be free to sign as of February 5th. Sanchez will be 22 years old in March and will therefore be subject to the cap of the MLB. Sanchez will work for the teams in the coming weeks. Here is a brief report scouting scribes from FanGraphs:

Sanchez elicits mixed reviews about his offensive potential, but scouts agree that he has tools for running, commissioning and launching above average, or even superior to the average.

The international signing period runs from July 2nd to June 25th of each year and at this point most clubs have spent their maximum space. The Orioles have about $ 6 million available after missing Victor Victor Mesa, who instead signed with the Marlins, probably giving them the best shot to land Sanchez. They have by far the most money to offer. The Cubs, Dodgers and Phillies are thought to have a fixed-asset space of $ 1 million or more.

Ichiro returns to the sailors

The Mariners have again signed a contract with the minor leagues of Ichiro Suzuki. General Manager Jerry Dipoto has already confirmed that Ichiro will be on the team's roster for their first round of athletics in Japan. Seattle and Oakland will play a two-game series at the Tokyo Dome from March 20-21. They will be allowed to use a list of 28 men for the series. It has been assumed that Ichiro will retire as a result of this series, but nothing is frozen.