On this date in 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey traded five players to the Pirates for Al Gionfriddo and $100K. Some believed that the deal was made to send a message to the team about his commitment to breaking the color barrier and his support of Jackie Robinson. Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Redbird Rants spoke with Cardinals great Ozzie Smith.
- A’s Farm talked about top prospects with A’s Director of Player Personnel Billy Owens.
- Shutdown Inning looks at trade comps for Giancarlo Stanton and David Price.
- MLB Injury News breaks down Gavin Floyd's injury.
- MLB Reports wants to see Zack Wheeler called up right away.
- On The Way Home is excited about Carl Crawford's resurgence in L.A.
- Marlins Maniac asks if this year's Miami team is as bad as the 1962 Mets.
- Baltimore Sports And Life discussed Dylan Bundy's injury and treatment plan.
- Camden Depot talks Chris Davis' improved plate discipline.
- Baseball Hot Corner spoke with Babe Ruth's granddaughter.
- Steel City Buzz says next year's Pirates won't have any more excuses.
- i70 Baseball welcomes Carlos Martinez to St. Louis.
- AL Eastbound & Down wonders when it'll be time to start worrying about the Blue Jays.
- I R Fast talks Wil Myers' plate discipline.
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