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.
Lannan Accepts Mets' Outright Assignment Chris Snyder Retires Pirates Designate Travis Ishikawa For Assignment Jason Bartlett To Retire Pirates Acquire Ike Davis From Mets Athletics Extend Sean Doolittle Astros To Promote George Springer Padres Extend Jedd Gyorko Athletics Designate Sam Fuld For Assignment Rangers Acquire Hector Noesi Cardinals Extend John Mozeliak Red Sox Sign Ryan Roberts Astros Outright Chia-Jen Lo Rays Extend Yunel Escobar Pirates Extend Neal Huntington, Clint Hurdle Mariners Designate Hector Noesi For Assignment Diamondbacks Claim Roger Kieschnick Indians Extend Jason Kipnis Rays Extend Chris Archer Blue Jays Sign Juan Francisco Indians Extend Yan Gomes Rangers Designate Adam Rosales For Assignment Athletics Designate Michael Taylor For Assignment Red Sox Release Francisco Cordero Royals Release Ramon Hernandez Scott Diamond Accepts Outright Assignment Angels Extend Mike Trout Phillies Acquire Jayson Nix From Rays
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