The hot stove is just starting to heat up.

The Yankees made the first significant move, trading for Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton and sending three prospects back to Seattle.

The top free agents, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are expected to receive some of the biggest contracts in baseball history with a number of teams will to shell out the cash to sign one of the top stars in the league.

• Free-agent Manny Machado clarified his 'Johnny Hustle' comment, saying he was wrong to answer the question in a certain way. (Mark Feinsand, MLB.com)

• The Phillies are considering other big names besides Bryce Harper and Machado. The team is showing interest in pitches Patrick Corbin and Craig Kimbrel. (Jon Paul Morosi, MLB.com)