Here's a look back at some of the analysis and reporting MLBTR's writing team delivered this week..
- We spoke to Nick Johnson's agent, Rex Gary, who told us that major league clubs are closely monitoring his client's progress.
- On Tuesday we rolled out our Draft Prospect Q&A series, in which we introduce you to the top athletes in the 2011 draft. First up: Sonny Gray.
- Sometimes contract extensions can go horribly wrong, as our own Mike Axisa writes. You too can review past contracts, both good and bad, using our Transactions Tracker.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith looked into his crystal ball to preview the 2011-2012 free agent class.
- Our Offseason In Review series rolled on with looks at the Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, and Florida Marlins.
- This week we polled our readers on Chris Carpenter's future,
- Howard Megdal decided to play Jack Of All Trades with his first pack of baseball cards in 2011.
- I took a look at the Braves' pitching surplus and asked if they should shop their spare starters.
- This upcoming season marks a Make Or Break Year for Bobby Abreu and pitcher Edwin Jackson.
- Mike Axisa looked at Baseball America's top 100 prospects in baseball and identified the ones that were drafted using compensation picks. Mike also highlighted some keen waiver pickups.
- If you think about it, every year is a contract year, writes Ben Nicholson-Smith in a post at Fangraphs.
- There was tons of great stuff from around the web this week and it was all highlighted in the most recent edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
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