There was plenty of news last week, but the sturdy writing team here at MLBTR still managed to pump out some interested original analysis and reporting. Here's the rundown:
- Ben Nicholson-Smith listed the top 10 remaining free agents on the market.
- Tim Dierkes reported the terms of Darren Oliver's contract with the Blue Jays.
- Ben first reported the Rockies' signing of Damaso Espino to a minor league contract, as well as the terms of Manny Parra's agreement with the Brewers on a one-year contract.
- Tim resurrected his Boras Blast From The Past series in the wake of Ryan Madson's deal with the Reds.
- Fewer free agent relievers got multiyear deals this offseason than last, by Ben's count.
- Michael Morse's sudden rise to prominence has positioned him for an interesting extension candidacy, as Tim writes.
- It's never too soon to break down next offseason's free agent class by position, which Tim did.
- Mike Axisa rounded up some of the best pieces from around baseball's blogosphere.
- Here's the transcript of the weekly MLBTR chat, hosted by Tim.
- I looked at the remaining free agent groundballers on the market.
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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