Here's a look back at some of the analysis and reporting MLBTR's writing team delivered this week..
- This week MLBTR continued to look at the probable and possible starting rotations for clubs in 2011. The Yankees, Giants, Rockies, Phillies, Marlins, Athletics, and Padres have all been profiled in the last seven days. To see all of our 2011 rotation previews, click here.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith drew a comparison between Josh Hamilton and Kevin Youkilis.
- On Monday we unfurled our listing of final-year arbitration-eligible players.
- Howard Megdal reflected on the 1980 trade deadline. Fun Fact: This was the year that Gaylord Perry, then 41, was shipped to the Yankees. Perry started eight games for the Bombers that year.
- The Phillies have been doling out contract years like candy, says Tim Dierkes.
- David Chadd, the vice president of amateur scouting for the Tigers, spoke to Ben Nicholson-Smith about the club's 2010 draft.
- MLBTR was first to learn of the Phillies' agreements with draft picks Brian Pointer and Jonathan Musser. Both players were signed for more than their slot suggested.
- Tim Dierkes analyzed the trade market for veteran Craig Counsell.
- As always we conducted our weekly chat and if you missed out you can review the transcript.
- MLBTR readers voted on Adam LaRoche's future, Francisco Rodriguez's contract, the wisdom of tendering a contract offer to J.J. Hardy and discussed where Magglio Ordonez will end up, whether the Dodgers should deal Ted Lilly, and what the Mets should do with R.A. Dickey.