A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- MLBTR introduced its latest tool in monitoring player movement: DFA Tracker. The DFA Tracker allows you to sort, search, and filter the players designated for assignment by their name, team, status (DFA limbo, claimed, outrighted, traded, released, optioned), date designated, and the date by which a resolution is expected. The DFA Tracker can always be found in the right sidebar under MLBTR Features.
- Steve Adams has created a 2014 Free Agent Leaderboard on FanGraphs for MLBTR readers to track the performance of the upcoming free agent class.
- Steve detailed the incentives and bonus structure of Francisco Liriano's contract with the Pirates.
- Tim Dierkes broke the news of Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo switching agencies leaving Wasserman Media Group for Beverly Hills Sports Council.
- MLBTR was the first to report right-hander Cody Eppley opted out of his minor league contract with the Twins.
- Steve asked MLBTR readers to name the best midseason free agent reliever signing. Nearly 37% of you believe Brewers GM Doug Melvin was very shrewd in bringing back Francisco Rodriguez.
- Steve updated the list of 2014 free agent pitchers with the highest ground-ball percentage.
- Jeff Todd identified Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos as an extension candidate.
- Zach Links gathered the best the baseball corner of the web had to offer in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- Steve hosted the weekly live chat.
- MLBTR has a roster of regular features. Here's the schedule and a brief synopsis of each.
Astros To Promote George Springer Padres Extend Jedd Gyorko Athletics Designate Sam Fuld For Assignment Rangers Acquire Hector Noesi Cardinals Extend John Mozeliak Red Sox Sign Ryan Roberts Astros Outright Chia-Jen Lo Rays Extend Yunel Escobar Pirates Extend Neal Huntington, Clint Hurdle Mariners Designate Hector Noesi For Assignment Diamondbacks Claim Roger Kieschnick Indians Extend Jason Kipnis Rays Extend Chris Archer Blue Jays Sign Juan Francisco Indians Extend Yan Gomes Rangers Designate Adam Rosales For Assignment Athletics Designate Michael Taylor For Assignment Red Sox Release Francisco Cordero Royals Release Ramon Hernandez Scott Diamond Accepts Outright Assignment Angels Extend Mike Trout Phillies Acquire Jayson Nix From Rays Yankees Sign Alfredo Aceves
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