Here's a look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- MLBTR was the first to learn that Ben Sheets threw for scouts from the Phillies, Braves, Yankees, and Angels on Wednesday.
- MLBTR learned the Indians' second round selection Mitch Brown received an over-slot bonus of $800K.
- Tim Dierkes was the first to report the White Sox signed their third round draft choice Joey DeMichele.
- MLBTR was the first to break the news of the draft signings of Joey Curletta (sixth round) by the Dodgers and Elliott Waterman (13th round) by the Nationals.
- Another MLBTR exclusive was Mark Teahen has an opt-out clause in his minor league deal with the Nationals.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith examined the possibility of Ryan Dempster being traded this summer.
- Ben hosted this week's live chat.
- Mike Axisa has the best of the baseball blogosphere for you in Baseball Blogs Weigh In featuring posts on Andre Ethier, Josh Hamilton, and Carlos Quentin.
- Ben updated the timeline for calling up prospects with the expectation the players will not be eligible for super two arbitration status.
- There are many ways to enjoy MLB Trade Rumors. Here's a refresher on how to use MLBTR.
Twins Sign Kohl Stewart Red Sox Sign Trey Ball Mike Zagurski Elects Free Agency Padres To Release James Darnell Mets Acquire Eric Young For McHugh; Designate Cowgill Yankees Acquire Fernando Martinez Yankees Designate Chris Bootcheck Diamondbacks Sign Braden Shipley Phillies Sign J.P. Crawford Orioles Designate Yamaico Navarro Mets Agree To Sign Dominic Smith Giants To Sign Christian Arroyo Pirates To Sign Reese McGuire Mets To Promote Zack Wheeler Yankees To Sign Ian Clarkin Rays Promote Wil Myers Dodgers Claim John Baker Mariners Sign Henry Blanco; Designate Kelly Shoppach For Assignment Dodgers Designate Ramon Hernandez For Assignment
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