Here's a rundown of MLBTR's original content from the past week....
- Tim Dierkes analyzed the extensions the Rockies awarded to Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, reviewed Legacy Sports Group's offseason, explored possible Plan Bs for Chase Utley, named some candidates to be released this month, and wondered which reliever might be next in line for an extension like Matt Thornton's.
- Tim also looked back at this winter's mutual options, previewed March's trade possibilities, and identified Jo-Jo Reyes as a trade candidate.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith's original articles this week examined two different ways to build an elite rotation, Kyle McClellan's role in St. Louis, starting pitchers linked through arbitration, the Rangers' first basemen, Kevin Slowey and the Blue Jays, the oldest $100MM players, the challenges facing AL East clubs in June's draft, and Adam Wainwright's 2012/2013 options. He also discussed the Twins' bullpen over at FanGraphs.
- The White Sox were the lone installment in our Offseason in Review series.
- Top college prospect Gerrit Cole answered MLBTR's questions about his pitching repertoire, his decision not to sign with the Yankees, and the upcoming draft.
- Our Make or Break Year series continued with a look at Matt Capps.
- Mike Axisa compiled another edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In and shared an interesting piece on baseball's highest-paid players in 1990, 2000, and 2010.
- With Oliver Perez potentially facing his release, we hopped in the time machine to see what pundits said about the southpaw's contract when he first signed long-term with the Mets.
- Zach Links wondered whether the Astros and Angels make sense as trade partners, opening the topic up for discussion.
- Most free agents have signed by March 11th, but that doesn't mean it hasn't historically been an eventful day for transactions, as Mark Polishuk writes.
- This week's chat transcript can be found here.
Cardinals Sign Aledmys Diaz Cardinals Extend Matt Carpenter Diamondbacks Sign Oliver Perez 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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Offseason In Review: Chicago White Sox Out Of Options Players: NL East MLBTR Chat Transcript Orioles Notes: Machado, Extensions, Santana, Schoop Kris Medlen Believed To Have Ligament Damage Angels Release Mark Mulder Central Links: Diaz, Scherzer, Capuano, Indians, Coke Minor Moves: Stutes, Hester, Carson, Olmsted Quick Hits: Schierholtz, Diaz, Smoak, McGrady AL East Notes: Sizemore, Machado, Cervelli Braves Could Make Run At Ervin Santana Diamondbacks Outright Santos Rodriguez Offseason In Review: San Francisco Giants Minor Moves: Martinez, Erbe, Liz, Olmsted Offseason In Review: New York Yankees
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