Here's a look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Ben Nicholson-Smith wrote about the uncertainty surrounding the Red Sox amid the Kevin Youkilis trade rumors.
- Tim Dierkes was the first to report outfielder Jason Pridie asked for and was granted his release from the A's.
- MLBTR was the first to break the news of the Royals signing their third round draft choice Colin Rodgers.
- Ben hosted the MLBTR draft chat and the regular weekly live chat.
- Ben profiled the first overall draft selections who haven’t appeared in an MLB game.
- Zach Links reviewed the 22-year career of Bill Buckner, which came to an end 22 years ago.
- Ben checked in on the prominent starting pitchers scheduled to be first-time arbitration eligible this coming offseason.
- Howard Megdal examined the value teams have received from free agent compensation draft picks.
- Mike Axisa compiled the best of the baseball blogosphere in Baseball Blogs Weigh In. This week's edition featured posts on Mark Appel, Justin Morneau, and Bryan LaHair.
- Here's a refresher on MLBTR's commenting policy and the schedule of our weekly features and exactly what to expect from them.
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