A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Tim Trafficanda, the agent for Adam Kennedy, told MLBTR discussions are underway with 3 to 4 teams about a 2013 contract for the free agent infielder.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith attended the Blue Jays' press conference introducing R.A. Dickey and reported the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner was sold on Toronto after listening to GM Alex Anthopoulos explain his vision for 2013 and beyond.
- Ben also highlighted the non-Dickey news and notes from the press conference about Darren Oliver, Josh Thole, possible contract extensions, and the Blue Jays' bench and bullpen.
- Zach Links participated in the conference call announcing the Nationals' signing of Adam LaRoche and reported GM Mike Rizzo was in an "enviable position in negotiations," but was anxious to finalize the deal.
- LaRoche spoke with the media the next day and Zach reported LaRoche's desire for a no-trade clause and how he felt being tied to draft pick compensation adversely affected his market.
- Ben spoke with several GMs about how they must adjust their offseason plans throughout the course of the winter.
- Matt Swartz provided an in-depth breakdown of the arbitration cases for Chase Headley, Hunter Pence, and Max Scherzer.
- Ben noted an increase in the number of multi-year contracts given to free agents this winter, as compared to the previous two offseasons.
- Ben reviewed the market for the remaining free agent right-handed relievers.
- Tim Dierkes was the first to report the Reds signed infielder Nate Samson to a minor league deal.
- Ben asked MLBTR readers whether the Phillies will add another outfielder to their current mix. Over 57% of you believe they will either by trade or free agency.
- 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.
- Here's the schedule for MLBTR's roster of weekly features and exactly what to expect from them.
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