On this date in 2010, Josh Hamilton joined Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez (1996, 1998), Ivan Rodriguez (1999,) and Alex Rodriguez (2003) as the fifth Ranger player to win the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. The Texas slugging outfielder, who received 22 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the writers, led the major leagues in batting with a .359 average, hitting 32 homers and driving in 100 runs despite missing 29 games in September after suffering two broken ribs. Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Bless You Boys weighs in on the blockbuster deal from the Tigers' perspective.
- The Beanball is concerned about Ian Kinsler's defense.
- Camden Depot asks what Shelby Miller would cost the Orioles.
- Baseball Hot Corner tries to figure out where Masahiro Tanaka will land.
- Inside The Zona has a comprehensive plan for the D'Backs this winter.
- Blue Jays Plus asks where the trade value lies in the Toronto bullpen.
- A's Farm checked in with some of Oakland's top prospects in the Arizona Fall League.
- The Giants Cove says that SF really hasn't been spending big so far.
- Pinetar Press runs down some Royals pitching targets.
- I R Fast runs down the pitch F/X data from the AFL.
- Baseball Stooges says Jacoby Ellsbury is likely going elsewhere.
- Section 215 has some concerns about the Phillies and their age.
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