The offseason hot stove has cooled down as teams evaluate their needs early in the season, but we're still providing plenty of content here at MLBTR. Here's recap of our original posts from the last seven days...
- Tim Dierkes spoke to several executives and agents about what Vernon Wells would have gotten as a free agent this past offseason while Ben Nicholson-Smith spoke to Rockies' senior director of international scouting Rolando Fernandez about how the team has constructed its rotation.
- Tim also listed next offseason's best available starters, and Ben listed some players that may qualify as Super Twos after the season as well as some that could just miss the cutoff.
- Several players could be in line for major arbitration raises after the season, and the free agent second base market has changed dramatically over the last few months.
- Ben looked at when sellers start selling and revisited both the Brandon Phillips trade and the Jason Hammel trade. Josh Beckett's extension also came up, as did some sophomore pitchers that are candidates for long-term deals.
- I listed the $100MM+ contracts that have already been completed, and also listed how each team acquired their current closer.
- We looked at a number of young players that are candidates for long-term contract extensions, including Gio Gonzalez of the Athletics, Starlin Castro of the Cubs, Tim Lincecum of the Giants, and David Price of the Rays.
- Russell Branyan of the Diamondbacks, Erik Bedard of the Mariners, and Jeremy Guthrie of the Orioles were looked at as trade candidates.
- The offseason in review series continued with the Rangers, Nationals, Royals, Dodgers, Blue Jays, and Cardinals.
- This week's poll question asked if you think Manny Ramirez deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
- I rounded up the best the blogosphere had to offer in this week's Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- Howard Megdal reviewed some early-season managerial changes.
- This week's chat transcript can be found here.
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