A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- MLBTR was the first to report left-hander Mike Zagurski was signed by the A's to a minor league deal with a September 1 opt-out.
- Steve Adams presented another Transaction Retrospection with a look back at the Mark Reynolds-David Hernandez trade.
- Earlier this year, Tim Dierkes posted advice from front office executives to students hoping for a career in baseball operations. In a special follow-up for MLBTR, Ricky Benichak shares his experience working as a baseball operations intern for the Reds.
- Charlie Wilmoth posited a later Trade Deadline would not have necessarily created more trade activity.
- Steve asked MLBTR readers which player to clear waivers was the most surprising. More than 26% of you found it hard to believe Justin Morneau passed without a claim.
- Jeff Todd asked MLBTR readers to rank the midseason moves made by teams in rebuilding mode. The Cubs' aggressive spending on international free agents was ranked the best (33%) while the Mariners, Mets, and Rockies standing pat at the Trade Deadline was viewed as the worst (55%).
- Steve hosted the MLBTR live chat this week.
- Zach Links put together the best of the baseball blogosphere in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
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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