On this date in 1973, the late Ron Santo became the first player in baseball history to invoke 10-and-5 rights, blocking a trade that would have sent him from the Cubs to the Angels. Santo instead consented to a trade to the White Sox, where he spent the final season of his great career.
Here are this week's batch of links…
- Baseball Time In Arlington writes about the comparison between Cliff Lee and Alex Rodriguez, with regards to the Rangers' budget.
- Prospect Insider thinks the Mariners should go get Zack Greinke.
- Red Sox Beacon takes a look at Carl Crawford in Fenway Park while Yankeeist drums up some preliminary statistical notes for the left fielder.
- Cubs Billy Goat Blog compares Jayson Werth's contract to Alfonso Soriano's.
- Pittsburgh Lumber Co. looks at Kevin Correia and the Petco Park effect.
- Disciples of Uecker calls the Shaun Marcum–Brett Lawrie swap a win-win.
- The Process Report created a template for a trade that would send Matt Garza to the Cubs.
- Royals Review writes about the inevitable, Jeff Francoeur signing with Kansas City.
- Amazin' Avenue says a recent Sandy Alderson quote is the smartest thing they've heard out of the Mets front office in years.
- Pine Tar And Pocket Protectors thinks the White Sox are going all in this year based on their recent moves.
- South Side Sox provides a brief summary of the AL Central offseason.
- MLB Depth Charts looks at the market for the remaining free agent first basemen.
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