A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Charlie Wilmoth advocated for a rule change to the waiver claims system because some teams make claims only to supplement their minor league depth, rather than trying to improve their Major League roster.
- MLBTR contributor Marc Hulet inaugurated a new weekly feature called Prospect Rumor Roundup with the first edition highlighting Jackie Bradley, Jr. of the Red Sox and Jesse Biddle of the Phillies.
- Tim Dierkes explored the possibility of Carlos Villanueva being a trade candidate this summer.
- Steve Adams expects Mike Adams to draw plenty of interest should the Phillies continue their early season struggles.
- Mark Polishuk opines the Mariners could net a decent prospect or two if they decide to deal Kendrys Morales before the trade deadline.
- MLBTR contributor Chuck Myron reported the Rays' stadium situation is not a distraction for their players or manager.
- Steve provided a progress report on the players non-tendered this past offseason who are currently playing in the Majors.
- Zach Links updated the players with a 2014 vesting option and how they can be exercised.
- Charlie asked MLBTR readers whether the Rangers should trade Jurickson Profar to the Cardinals for Oscar Taveras. Just over 52% of you advise GM Jon Daniels to do the deal.
- Tim hosted the MLBTR live chat this week and sifted through the MLBTR Mailbag.
- Zach put together the best of the baseball blogosphere in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
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