There was plenty of original analysis and reporting published at MLBTR last week. Here's a look back ...
- Tim Dierkes learned that the Orioles were in on Hisashi Iwakuma before the Japanese right-hander eventually signed with the Mariners.
- In the midst of an interesting offseason for the White Sox, Zach Links polled our readers on whether the South Siders should rebuild, try to win now, or do both.
- Sean Marshall's yet-to-be-defined role in the Reds' bullpen could lead to an interesting extension negotiation, I explained.
- Indians right-hander Justin Masterson could be in line for an extension, as Tim wrote.
- One-year starters can provide plenty of value. Here's Tim's list of remaining free agent starters who can be had on one-year pacts.
- Which moves have surprised you most so far this offseason? Compare your list to Tim's.
- The Blue Jays are rumored to be seeking a top-of-the-rotation starter, so Ben Nicholson-Smith had a look at who could fit the bill for Toronto.
- Tim examined a potential extension for Asdrubal Cabrera on the heels of a breakout 2011 for the Indians shortstop.
- You can never have too much starting pitching, as the baseball axiom goes. Tim looked at which teams are in the hunt for a starter.
- Last week, Ben broke down Phillies lefty Cole Hamels' extension candidacy. This week, it was Phightin's outfielder Hunter Pence's turn, with Tim doing the honors.
- Tim conducted the weekly MLBTR chat. Click here for the transcript.
- Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin could be in line for an extension, a possibility Ben explored.
- Prince Fielder is the big fish among the remaining first basemen on the market, but Ben checked in on some of the others still available.
- Mike Axisa rounded up some of the best pieces from baseball's many blogs. Among the hot topics: Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Quentin, and Matt Garza.
- Which teams remain in the market for a designated hitter? Ben had a look.
- Mark Polishuk examined Howard Kendrick's extension candidacy just a day before a deal came to fruition. Props to Mark, who accurately projected that Kendrick would receive a four-year extension and was only a few millions dollars off the total value of the deal.
- With the Angels logjammed at first base, Mike polled our readers on whether the Halos should trade Mark Trumbo, Kendrys Morales, both or neither.
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