The Brewers signed Jim Edmonds to a minor-league contract one year ago today, even though the outfielder did not play at all during the 2009 season. He hit a more than respectable .286/.350/.493 with eight homers in 240 plate appearances before being traded to the Reds for Chris Dickerson. All told, the 40-year-old Edmonds hit .276/.342/.504 last season, though he battled oblique and achilles strains.
Here is this week's collection of links…
- Pine Tar And Pocket Protectors calls the Vernon Wells trade an "act of desperation."
- Lookout Landing doesn't get the trade for the Angels.
- LA Angels Insider says everyone knew the team would eventually cut ties with Mike Napoli.
- Baseball Time In Arlington looks at the ripple effect of the Rangers acquiring Napoli.
- Rooftop View compares Wells to another high-priced outfielder, Alfonso Soriano.
- Royals Review believes that Billy Butler's contract extension is ridiculously good for the team.
- Disciplies of Uecker thinks a three-year contract extension for Rickie Weeks is ideal.
- Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness says Scott Podsednik's poor decision has benefitted the Dodgers.
- Red Sox Beacon explores Boston's starting pitching depth.
- Bay City Ball remembers what Chris Ray brought to the Giants.
- The Nats Blog attempts to put together the best lineup for Washington.
- Cubs Billy Goat Blog wonders if next year's Cubs will be better than last year's.
- M.C. Antil says that Gil Meche did the right thing by retiring.
- More Hardball puts together a list of useful players still on the free agent market.
- Beyond The Box Score reviews the multiyear contracts given to position players last offseason.
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