A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week, as we check our list to see who's been naughty or nice in the waning hours before St. Nick's arrival:
- Tim Dierkes broke the story of the Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League signing outfielder Wladimir Balentien ($7.5MM for the 2014-16 seasons), outfielder Lastings Milledge (three years, $4.4 MM with a mutual option for 2016), and closer Tony Barnette (two years, $3.2MM).
- Tim was the first to learn right-hander Daniel McCutchen has received multiple offers to play in Japan. Last month, McCutchen inked a minor league contract with Orioles with the opportunity to opt-out if an opportunity arises to sign with a Japanese team.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith listed the potential suitors for free agent Michael Bourn.
- Ben hosted this week's live chat.
- Mike Axisa assembled the best of the baseball blogosphere for you in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- There are many ways to enjoy MLB Trade Rumors. Here's a refresher on how to use MLBTR.
- Want the latest rumors for your favorite team? Check out MLBTR's team-by-team links for Facebook, Twitter, and RSS pages and feeds.
- 'Tis the season for contract extensions, so be sure to use MLBTR's Extension Tracker. It can be found in the sidebar under MLBTR Features, along with the 2013 Free Agent Tracker, Arbitration Tracker, Non-Tender Tracker, Agency Database, and Transaction Tracker. And, don't forget the Santa Tracker!
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