Here's a look at this week's original reporting and analysis from the MLBTR staff..
- The Reds agreed to sign right-hander Brett Tomko to a minor league deal and MLBTR was the first to learn of the news. The 14-year veteran split the 2011 season between the Rangers and their Triple-A affiliate.
- Which players might bring draft pick compensation after 2012? Tim examined the field beyond the obvious players such as Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, and Zack Greinke.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith examined Garrett Jones' arbitration case. The Bucs wound up beating Jones and the 30-year-old will earn $2.25MM instead of the $2.5MM he was seeking.
- Ben was the first to report that Shawn Camp's deal with the Mariners will be worth $750K. Camp, 36, posted a 4.21 ERA, 4.3 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 0.41 HR/9, and 53.5% groundball rate in 66 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last year.
- MLBTR compiled a list of players who are out of options in 2012 in one handy post.
- If you missed out on the weekly chat with Tim, you can review the transcript here.
- More than 31% of MLBTR readers believe that the Yankees' next DH will be Raul Ibanez.
- This week's edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In featured retrospectives on the life and career of Gary Carter.
- The Blue Jays extended Casey Janssen with a two-year, $5.9MM deal and MLBTR had the payment breakdown.
- Who had the better offseason between the Marlins or the Nationals? MLBTR readers were more or less split, with roughly 45% picking Miami, 41% choosing the Nats, and 13% calling it a draw.
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