MLBTR Originals: 3/11/12 – 3/17/12

A look back at the original analysis churned out by the MLBTR team over the past week …

  • Ben Nicholson-Smith offers insight into the timeline for calling up prospects, and how it affects their arbitration and free-agent clocks.
  • A handful of veterans who signed minor league deals are in line for $100K bonuses, explains Mark Polishuk.
  • Dan Duquette spent his first offseason as O's GM focused on building rotation depth, writes Ben. 
  • Which players will be arbitration-eligible for the first time after the 2012 season? Ben compiles a comprehensive list.
  • For a transcript of the weekly MLBTR Chat, with Ben, click here.
  • Ben looks at the Phillies' offseason, which netted them another high-priced, high-end talent.
  • A relatively quiet offseason for the Giants was not without its interesting subtleties, writes Tim Dierkes.
  • A busy offseason for the Reds that included the acquisition of front-line starter in Mat Latos gets the review treatment by Ben.
  • The Athletics' offseason, perhaps highlighted by the signing of Yoenis Cespedes, is reviewed by Ben.
  • Tim looks back at the Rays' offseason, one in which Tampa interestingly enhanced its lineup through free agency.
  • The popular Baseball Blogs Weigh In makes its weekly appearance, courtesy of Mike Axisa. Topics in the linked pieces include the Royals' recent trend of signing young players to multiyear extensions, and a possible extension for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, among many others.
  • Mike examines the respective trade candidacies of Padres right-handers Tim Stauffer and Dustin Moseley.
  • After an offseason in which several good young pitchers were traded, Mike asks readers which one yielded the best return.

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