On this date in 1987, Charlie Kerfeld agreed to one of the more ludicrous deals in the history of baseball. The right-hander inked a one-year deal with the Astros worth $110,037.37 and 37 boxes of orange Jello. Kerfeld, who wore No. 37, insisted he earn more than teammate Jim DeShaies' $110K salary and wanted the gelatin for future pranks.
We've already had lots of great stuff on MLBTR today, but there's always room for Baseball Blogs Weigh In. Here's this week's look around the web..
- Baseball Hot Corner wonders if the Dodgers should have traded Andre Ethier.
- Baseball Big Brother Project gives Bryce Harper the credit he deserves.
- Free Lance makes a case for the teams that PECOTA isn't crazy about.
- I R Fast analyzes Chad Cordero's Pitch F/X data.
- MLB Injury News doesn't think the Yankees should make a deal to fill in for Granderson.
- Pinstripe Pundits has some options in case the Bombers do go that route, however.
- NASORB profiles the current and former Mariners in the WBC.
- The Daily Statesman explains why the Cardinals need Matt Carpenter's bat in the lineup.
- STL Cardinal Baseball doesn't want to see the Cards overpay for Adam Wainwright.
- Fantasy Rundown compiled the top prospect rankings from the best sources on the web.
- Braves Banter has five questions for spring training.
- Baltimore Sports And Life talked World Baseball Classic in the latest podcast.
- Lasorda's Lair wonders if the Dodgers should deal Aaron Harang or Chris Capuano.
- A's Farm checked in with Addison Russell.
- Puckett's Pond revisits David Ortiz in Minnesota.
- Wahoo's On First says the Michael Bourn signing makes the Brett Myers deal look like a mistake.
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