Here's a look back at some of the analysis and reporting MLBTR's writing team produced this week..
- Want to know what kind of transactions we can expect in early January? Take a peek at the history of transactions made on January 2nd and January 8th in years past.
- This year's incarnation of the Diamondbacks will likely have fewer strikeouts at the plate, but Mike Axisa wonders what effect that could have on their production.
- This week we discussed the Twins' bullpen and the Angels' offseason while readers weighed in on the Rockies extensions, which blockbuster deal they preferred, and the next landing spot for Orlando Cabrera.
- Speaking of polls, click here to let us know what MLBTR posts you read regularly.
- Want to help contribute to MLBTR? We're currently looking for team coordinators.
- What an honor for Bert Blyleven! I'm of course talking about his selection as Howard Megdal's Jack Of All Trades for this week.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith examined the teams that came close to making the playoffs last season.
- The Adrian Beltre deal had a ripple effect on several parties.
- Want the best of the baseball blogosphere in one handy post? We got you covered with the latest edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- "Odds & Ends" is so 2010. Get with the times grandpa - these days the cool kids are calling it "Quick Hits".
- On Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith hosted our weekly chat.
- We recently introduced an Arbitration Tracker, which you can find under the "tools" tab at the top of the site. Under that tab you'll also find our Transaction Tracker and Free Agent Tracker.
Nationals Sign Mike Gonzalez Rick Ankiel To Retire Rangers Sign Joe Saunders Indians Acquire Justin Sellers, Designate David Cooper Guillermo Mota Retires Braves To Sign Yenier Bello Athletics Acquire Jake Elmore Carl Pavano Retires Yankees Extend Brett Gardner Yankees Agree To Terms With Andrew Bailey Giants Sign Tyler Colvin Orioles Sign Nelson Cruz Red Sox Sign Chris Capuano Braves Extend Andrelton Simmons Reds Extend Homer Bailey Braves Extend Frank Wren, Fredi Gonzalez Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez Dempster Won't Pitch In 2014 Braves Extend Craig Kimbrel
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AL Central Notes: Masterson, De Aza, Santana, Tigers Ervin Santana's Representation Currently Unsettled NL West Notes: Jobe, Maybin, Headley, Betancourt 2013-14 Article XX(B) Free Agents Out Of Options Players: NL West Yasiel Puig Switches Representation Ervin Santana Rumors: Thursday Offseason In Review: Miami Marlins Twins Notes: Mauer, Dozier, Parmelee, Pierzynski Out Of Options Players: AL Central Cardinals Nearing Extension With Matt Carpenter Phillies Notes: Hamels, Defensive Shifts Rosenthal's Latest: Masterson, Burns, Olt, Francisco White Sox Getting Calls On De Aza, Viciedo Quick Hits: Samardzija, Santana, Lester, Dodgers
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