Watch: New Chiefs GM Jason Smorol talks hot stove, expectations for 2014

Jason Smorol

New Syracuse Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol stopped by Weekend Today in Central New York on Sunday morning, speaking to CNY Central's Laura Hand about what's next for the Syracuse Chiefs.

In particular, the Chiefs will host their annual Hot Stove Night on Friday, January 31st at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway. The night of baseball talk, raffles, a silent auction and much more begins at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the program itself starting at 7 p.m.

Former Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (he also won a World Series with the '86 Mets), will be in attendance and speaking, as well as new Chiefs manager Billy Gardner, Jr.

Tickets cost $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, while a table of 10 costs $400. Proceeds from the event will go to the Challenger Baseball League of Syracuse.

Tickets are available at NBT Bank Stadium or log on to to find out more information.

Watch the full live interview to hear Smorol's thoughts on what fans should expect from the Syracuse Chiefs this season, both on the field and from the events outside the lines.

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