A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Zach Links posted his interview with President/General Manager Michael Pfaff of the Atlantic League's Long Island Ducks, who have had a knack for luring notable former major league players (including Dontrelle Willis, Vladimir Guerrero, and Ramon Castro earlier this year) looking to continue their careers and return to MLB.
- MLBTR was the first to learn Miguel Sano, the Twins' top prospect, switched agencies leaving SFX for the Beverly Hills Sports Council.
- A Free Agent Stock Watch was issued by Tim Dierkes on the position players and starting pitchers who failed to make MLBTR's 2014 Free Agent Power Rankings, but whose fortunes are rising.
- Tim examined the five worst contract extensions signed two offseasons ago.
- Steve Adams revisited the notable transactions from May 2012.
- Tim listed the hardest throwing 2014 free agents while Steve noted those with the highest ground-ball rate.
- Tim asked MLBTR readers to name baseball's best GM. The top pick was Billy Beane of the A's with over 4,000 votes (14%) while the Rockies' Bill Geivett brought up with the rear with just 45 votes (0.16%).
- Steve asked MLBTR readers whether the Padres will extend Chase Headley. More than 52% of you believe Headley will either be dealt before this July's trade deadline or during the offseason.
- Speaking of extensions, Jeff Todd asked MLBTR readers which rising young star will sign one this month. You were evenly split (23%) between the Orioles and Matt Wieters coming to terms on a long-term contract and none of the listed players agreeing to an extension.
- Tim hosted the weekly live chat.
- MLBTR contributor Marc Hulet penned this week's installment of Prospect Rumor Roundup.
- Zach gathered the best the baseball corner of the web had to offer in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
Diamondbacks To Sign Oliver Perez Nationals Sign Mike Gonzalez Rick Ankiel To Retire Rangers Sign Joe Saunders Indians Acquire Justin Sellers, Designate David Cooper Guillermo Mota Retires Braves To Sign Yenier Bello Athletics Acquire Jake Elmore Carl Pavano Retires Yankees Extend Brett Gardner Yankees Agree To Terms With Andrew Bailey Giants Sign Tyler Colvin Orioles Sign Nelson Cruz Red Sox Sign Chris Capuano Braves Extend Andrelton Simmons Reds Extend Homer Bailey Braves Extend Frank Wren, Fredi Gonzalez Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez Dempster Won't Pitch In 2014 Braves Extend Craig Kimbrel
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