A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Daniel Seco asked MLBTR readers which National League GM made the best moves this past offseason. Nearly 30% of you said Mike Rizzo did the best job, as his Nationals have the best record in baseball.
- Rizzo also made the controversial decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg during a pennant race. Mike Axisa asked MLBTR readers if you agreed with the decision and over 60% of you did not.
- Mark Polishuk meanwhile asked MLBTR readers who will win the American League East. You favored the Orioles (45%) over the Yankees (34%), and the Rays (21%).
- Ben Nicholson-Smith listed the 2013 payroll commitments for the 30 MLB teams.
- Zach Links opined the Mets will be working with an extremely tight budget, so expect outfielder Andres Torres to become a non-tender candidate.
- Ben named the players who were non-tendered last offseason that are making contributions to their new teams.
- Steve Adams reviewed the best waiver claims of the past year.
- Ben revisited the five most significant non-trades of 2012.
- Mike updated the status of this year's Rule 5 selections.
- Ben continued the Free Agent Stock Watch series. He's bullish on the Rays' Jeff Keppinger.
- Ben provided a refresher on how September trades work.
- Ben listed the teams with open 40-man roster spots.
- Mark examined the Indians' Chris Perez as a possible trade candidate, in light of his recent critical comments of team management.
- Ben laid out the possible offseason outcomes for Dan Haren and the Angels.
- Mike assembled the best of the baseball blogosphere for you in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- Ben hosted this week's live chat.
- Here's a refresher on MLBTR's commenting policy.
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