A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
- MLBTR's Free Agent Profile series continued with Tim Dierkes and Steve Adams issuing six such portraits.
- Tim anticipates Paul Maholm settling for a one-year, $7MM contract, but two years and $14MM isn't out of the realm of possibility for the left-hander.
- Tim also envisions a five-year, $80MM deal for Brian McCann and a two-year, $10MM pact for Nate McLouth.
- Steve foresees Curtis Granderson receiving $45MM over three years and Hiroki Kuroda and A.J. Pierzynski both signing for one year ($16MM for Kuroda and $6.5MM for Pierzynski).
- Charlie Wilmoth pitted outfielders Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz in a Free Agent Faceoff. Over 69% of MLBTR readers would prefer to sign Beltran.
- Aaron Steen provided a second Free Agent Faceoff between starters Phil Hughes and Scott Kazmir. Approximately 71% of you favor Kazmir.
- MLBTR was the first to report the Reds released right-hander Kyle Lotzkar.
- Tim asked MLBTR readers which free agents will receive a qualifying offer. An overwhelming 83% of you who responded to the survey believe the Yankees will tender Robinson Cano while a majority also sees a QO for Jacoby Ellsbury (75%), Shin-Soo Choo (72.5%), Brian McCann (59%), Curtis Granderson (55%), and Carlos Beltran (50%).
- Steve hosted this week's live chat.
- Zach Links assembled the best of the baseball blogosphere for you in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
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