A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Ben Nicholson-Smith is previewing the trade market position by position in anticipation of the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. This week's focus: catchers, first basemen, second basemen, and third basemen.
- MLBTR learned the bonus 16-year-old Australian left-hander Lewis Thorpe received for signing with the Twins was $500K.
- MLBTR also learned Xavier Paul opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals and became a free agent.
- MLBTR was the first to report the Reds signed their eighth round draft pick Seth Mejias-Brean, who played third base for the College World Series champion Arizona.
- Ben hosted the weekly live chat.
- Mike Axisa gathered the best the baseball corner of the web had to offer in Baseball Blogs Weigh In. This week's edition featured posts on Cole Hamels, Matt Garza, and Carlos Lee.
- Zach Links listed the remaining unsigned first round selections from the 2012 draft. The signing deadline is this Friday.
- Here's a refresher on MLBTR's commenting policy.
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