A look at this week's original reporting and analysis from the MLBTR team..
- Ben Nicholson-Smith looked at the top arbitration eligible catchers for 2013.
- Mike Axisa put together a list of players claimed off of waivers since the start of the offseason and are now contributing at the big league level.
- Ben compiled a list of the top young pitchers without extensions.
- The specifics of Madison Bumgarner's five-year, $35MM extension were somewhat surprising, Ben writes.
- James Loney's late-season tear in 2011 likely saved his job with the Dodgers, but this will be a Make Or Break Year for the first baseman, Mike writes.
- I asked MLBTR readers if they like the Erick Aybar extension from the Angels' perspective and the results were just about split.
- BN-S examined how much Super Two status is worth.
- Ben had the wheel for our chat on Wednesday.
- With enough interested parties, larger offers wouldn't be out of the question for Francisco Liriano. A repeat of his 2011 numbers, however, would likely relegate Liriano to a one-year deal, writes Steve Adams.
- The Astros welcomed a new owner, hired a new GM and agreed to switch leagues this past offseason.
- There are three players who will soon have their ten and five rights kick in.
- Mike rounded up the best from around the baseball blogosphere for this week's edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- Here's a list of all the ways you can enjoy MLBTR.
Cardinals Extend Matt Carpenter Diamondbacks To 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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