The Hot Stove is starting reach a boil in Major League Baseball, and it’s time to get serious when it comes to your team and their off season face lift.

Well, who better to fill you in that Sports Illustrated's baseball guru Tom Verducci? Tom was kind enough to join Joe & Brix earlier today to discuss some of the major story lines and issues that the Yankees and the Mets are currently facing. Tom discussed the A-Rod debacle, the Cano contract talks, the Mets payroll concerns and more.

Check out the interview below and make sure to tune into Joe & Brix on 104.5 The Team, weekdays from 3-7:00pm.