Lots of original content from the MLBTR team this week as the offseason approaches. Here's a quick rundown:
- MLBTR unveiled its new Free Agent Tracker to help you keep track of all of the exciting action this offseason.
- Tim Dierkes looked at the free agent and trade markets for first basemen, second basemen and center fielders, while Ben Nicholson-Smith looked ahead to the market at shortstop, third base and left field.
- Tim and Ben provided offseason outlooks for the Yankees, Tigers, Reds, Indians, Red Sox, Giants, and Dodgers.
- Tim polled five agents and a team executive on Yu Darvish's posting fee and contract and came to the conclusion that signing Darvish would mean a $100MM+ commitment.
- Tim provided quotes from new Cubs GM Theo Epstein's press conference, while Ben did the same for Ben Cherington of the Red Sox.
- Tim learned which players became Super Twos -- including David Price and Rick Porcello. Ben explained which players just missed the cut.
- Mike Axisa collected and summarized the best of the blogosphere in another edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- Howard Megdal took a look at some teams that are losing the best player they've ever had at a position, including the Cardinals (Albert Pujols), Mets (Jose Reyes), and Phillies (Jimmy Rollins).
- Brace yourself for Howard's second piece of the week, as he runs down the spookiest transactions in baseball history with Halloween just around the corner.
- MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz covered arbitration salaries in a three-part series that began with an overview of his projection model, followed by his insight on hitters' projected arbitration salaries and pitchers' projected arbitration salaries. Matt's work has been a huge boost to MLBTR and his posts this week make for fantastic, fascinating reads.
- Tim was at the wheel for the weekly MLBTR Chat.
- MLBTR's upgraded iPhone app is now available.
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