A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- Tim Dierkes updated MLBTR's 2014 Free Agent Power Rankings. Robinson Cano is still the top ranked free agent, but eight of the nine other positions changed hands.
- MLBTR broke the news of right-hander P.J. Walters clearing outright assignment waivers.
- MLBTR was the first to report there is no opt-out clause in left-hander Aaron Laffey's minor league deal with the Brewers.
- MLBTR learned first baseman Travis Ishikawa was placed on waivers after being designated for assignment by the Yankees, cleared waivers, and elected free agency.
- Zach Links broke the story of right-hander Kip Wells looking for a minor league opportunity with a realistic shot of returning to the Majors and considering retirement if nothing materializes by season's end.
- Tim examined the trade market for shortstops and third basemen while Steve Adams did likewise with corner outfielders and center fielders.
- Charlie Wilmoth analyzed the trade candidacy one of those corner outfielders: the Cubs' Nate Schierholtz.
- Tim hosted this week's chat.
- MLBTR contributor Marc Hulet updated the Prospect Rumor Roundup.
- Zach compiled the latest edition of Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
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