A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR the past seven days:
- MLBTR presented Offseason Outlooks for the Twins (by Steve Adams), Phillies (by Jeff Todd), White Sox (posted by Tim Dierkes prior to the Jose Dariel Abreu signing), Rangers (by Charlie Wilmoth), Yankees (by Mark Polishuk), Padres and Giants (both by Zach Links).
- There were five installments of the MLBTR series Free Agent Profiles this week.
- Tim predicted the aforementioned Abreu would receive six-years and $54MM. Just two days after the post was published, Tim was proven correct on the years, but $14MM short of what the White Sox agreed to pay the Cuban slugger in the most lucrative deal in franchise history and the largest for an international free agent.
- Tim doesn't see Abreu riches for either Josh Johnson (one-year, $8MM) or Joe Nathan (two years, $26MM with a 2016 club option).
- If a team is looking for a less expensive closer option, Steve suggests Grant Balfour at $18MM over two years with a possible club or vesting option or Joaquin Benoit at $16MM over two years.
- Steve also sees A.J. Burnett re-signing with the Pirates on a one-year deal worth $12MM, if the 36-year-old right-hander does decide to postpone retirement.
- The Arbitration Eligibles series continued with Tim's anaylsis of the Padres, White Sox, Brewers, and Giants.
- Troy Percival's agent, Paul Cohen of TWC Sports, told MLBTR his client, who retired four years ago and ranks eighth on the all-time saves list, wants to become a MLB coach with the thought of eventually becoming a manager.
- Jeff featured a pair of catchers in a Free Agent Faceoff: Carlos Ruiz and A.J. Pierzynski. More than 53% of you would prefer to sign Pierzynski.
- Steve hosted the weekly live chat.
- Zach gathered the best the baseball corner of the web had to offer in Baseball Blogs Weigh In.
- There are many ways to enjoy MLB Trade Rumors. Here's a refresher on how to use the apps, features, and functions on MLBTR.
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