Among the many topics covered in this week's MLBTR original analysis was, of course, the no-hitters of Francisco Liriano and Justin Verlander. You can find those pieces and other insights from MLBTR's writing staff right here:
- Verlander reflected on his achievement and his career development, as Ben Nicholson-Smith writes.
- With roughly five weeks of the season in the rearview, Mike Axisa looks at the performances of this offseason's free agents: Which ones have earned their keep and which ones haven't, and the best pitchers by ERA+ and best hitters by OPS+.
- Here's the best baseball blogging of the week, as compiled by Mike.
- Royals GM Dayton Moore's offseason is looking pretty good right now, writes Ben.
- In the wake of Liriano's no-no, Howard Megdal writes that if history is any indication, the lefty improved his chances of remaining in Minnesota.
- A look at the financial implications of Eric Hosmer's promotion to the bigs.
- Mark Polishuk examines David Wright as a trade candidate, and Ben does the same with Wilson Betemit.
- Which positions players and which pitchers were the best minor league signings?
- A now famous deal between the Giants and Twins sent Liriano to Minnesota. Ben examines the transactions history of the hurlers who've thrown no-nos since 2005.
- Here's the transcript from this week's MLBTR chat with Tim Dierkes.
- Jered Weaver is off to a ridiculously hot start. Tim examines how much the righty will make next year.
- The red-hot Indians are all the rage. Here's their recent trade history, and here's how they were built.
- Our Contract Issues series continues with the Astros, the Angels, and the Mets.
- This piece, by Ben, will help you keep tabs on those former relievers who have converted to starting.
- Tim looks back at Tim Lincecum's historic arbitration case and wonders what it might mean as the ace is once again eligible for arbitration after the 2011 season.
- The Offseason In Review series is complete.
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