After a Winter Meetings last year that saw 79 players switch teams, MLB Network will provide more than 35 live hours of coverage over five days at the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings headquarters in Nashville next week, including insiders Peter Gammons (@pgammo), Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS), Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) and Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) reporting live across its programming. Interviews with managers and general managers will be featured throughout MLB Network’s five different on-site shows, beginning with MLB Tonight this Sunday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Hot Stove, co-hosted by Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds, will set the stage for the day’s action, airing live at 9:00 am ET from Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 10. Christopher Russo will bring his passionate opinions and energetic delivery on High Heat at 1:00 p.m. ET each day, and at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 10.
Team strategy and the latest news and rumors will be discussed in daily episodes of MLB Tonight at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET. Hosts Greg Amsinger, Chris Rose (@ChrisRose) and Matt Yallof (@MattYallofMLB) with analysts Sean Casey (@TheMayorsOffice), Ryan Dempster (@RyanDempsterFDN), Dan Plesac (@Plesac19), Al Leiter (@Al_Leiter22), Dan O’Dowd and Tom Verducci will go inside the mindset of clubs and what their rosters could look like on Opening Day, 2016. MLB Tonight will conclude MLB Network’s Winter Meetings coverage live at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 10.
Hosted by Brian Kenny, MLB Now, will debate certain moves from a sabermetric perspective live at 4:00 p.m. ET from Monday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 9. Chris Rose and Kevin Millar (@KMillar15) will take managers and general managers through “the best interview in baseball” in live editions of Intentional Talk at 5:00 p.m. ET, from Monday, December 7 through Wednesday December 9, and at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 10.
MLB Network’s programming will highlight Nashville’s historic connection to music, including Millar visiting the Gruhn Guitars showroom for a behind-the-scenes tour with the country band Brothers Osborne for an Intentional Talk feature. Other on-air talent will immerse themselves in Tennessee’s culture, including Leiter visiting Vanderbilt University’s baseball facilities and Plesac and Casey filming scenes for the December 11th episode of GAC’s (Great American Country) Top 20 Countdown.
MLB Network will also cover the 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame Pre-Integration Era election results announcement on Monday, December 7. Candidates on the ballot include Doc Adams, Sam Breadon, Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Garry Herrmann, Marty Marion, Frank McCormick, Harry Stovey, Chris von der Ahe, and Bucky Walters. Coverage of the Esurance MLB Awards for Best Manager and Best Executive will be featured on Tuesday, December 8. MLB Network’s complete programming schedule is available at MLBNetwork.com.