Jason Catania with MLB.com joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn to give us the latest news around the MLB Hot Stove.

The off-season signing season has begun and Jordan Zimmerman broke the ice for starting pitchers in the free agent market. The two-time All Star landed a 5-year $110 million contract from the Detroit Tigers. Jason gives his thoughts on the signing, “I think it was a good deal for both parties. I think it was about what Zimmerman is worth. I don’t think they overpaid him crazy compared to what some of these other guys (David Price, Zack Greinke) are going to get. The Tigers window of opportunity is closing but I think they still have enough talent to try and win now. I think they need to address the pitching rotation and Zimmerman will do that. He slots in right at the top of the rotation with Verlander and Anibal Sanchez so I think it was a pretty good move all around.”

READ MORE: Baltimore Ravens Shore Up Secondary By Signing CB Kyle Fuller

Johnny Cueto has reportedly turned down an offer from the Diamondbacks worth $120 million over 6 years. Scott Garceau asked Jason who he would rather sign; Cueto or Zimmerman? “I think personally I would rather have Zimmerman. He has been a little bit healthier over the last 4-5 years. He’s a similar type of pitcher. I think Cueto has been better when he’s been healthy but Cueto gives me a little bit of angst with injuries. If he is going to cost more than Zimmerman is than I think I’d rather have Zimmerman but it’s pretty much the same type of player.”

Regarding the Orioles off-season, Jeremy Conn asked Jason what he thinks Baltimore will do in free agency. “There are still reports that they are trying to make some major move whether it is a Chris Davis (signing) or a big name front-line arm like Johnny Cueto. There was a report recently that they were linked to eyeing some outfield help. I think that is what I have been looking at is adding two or three names from the bargain bin guys (Doug Fister, Gerardo Parra, Denard Span) and if they can get a big name guy who is around a $100 million a year player if they actually have that in the budget, it makes sense but I think you’ll see two or three small moves who hopefully will work out well. These bargain bin players can actually really pay off.”

READ MORE: Franchot Calls For Special Session To Halt Maryland Gas Tax Hike, Implement 4-Month Gas Tax Holiday

Listen to the full interview here and don’t forget to follow Scott and Jeremy on twitter @ScottGShow1057 and @JeremyConn1057

MORE NEWS: NOAA Predicts 14-21 Named Storms For Atlantic Hurricane Season