Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Hamilton, Shields, Choo

On this date in 2007, the Diamondbacks finalized two trades that brought Dan Haren, Connor Robertson, Chad Qualls, Chris Burke, and Juan Gutierrez to Arizona. Brett Anderson, Dana Eveland, Greg Smith, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham, and Carlos Gonzalez went to the Athletics for Haren and Robertson while Jose Valverde went to the Astros for Qualls, Burke, and Gutierrez. We've seen a number of big multiplayer trades in recent weeks, so here's a massive round up the latest from the baseball corner of the web…

The Josh Hamilton Signing (MLBTR link)

  • True Grich says things have changed for the Angels since the days of being spurned by free agents.
  • Baseball Time in Arlington called Hamilton's defection a long-term gain and short-term loss for the Rangers.
  • Beyond the Box Score looked at how much Hamilton will actually help the Angels.
  • Call to the Pen says Rangers GM Jon Daniels has no one to blame for the team's offseason but himself.

The Royals-Rays Blockbuster (MLBTR link)

The Reds-Indians-Diamondbacks Three-Way Trade (MLBTR link)

The Dodgers' Spending (MLBTR links)

The Best of the Rest

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