On this date in 2010, Stephen Strasburg threw two scoreless innings against Detroit in his much anticipated first exhibition start for the Nationals. The former San Diego State right-hander, the recipient of the Golden Spikes award as best amateur baseball player in the nation, was selected as the number one overall pick in the 2009 draft, signing a record $15.1MM, four-year deal with Washington. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- Camden Depot compared the Orioles' and Nationals' media market with others.
- Outside Pitch spoke with Red Sox prospect Matt Barnes.
- Inside The Zona graded the Diamondbacks' offseason.
- The Daily Statesman says Jhonny Peralta can make a difference in 2014.
- Baseball News Source looks at what a Sterling Marte extension would mean for the Bucs.
- A's Farm previews some possible changes in Oakland.
- Reviewing The Brew ranked the AL Central's third basemen.
- Climbing Tal's Hill says the Astros will lose at least 100 games this year.
- Mariners Brainstorm wonders if Dayan Viciedo could be an option for the Mariners.
- Pinstripe Pundits has a hypothetical extension for David Robertson.
- Konsume says the Royals would be better off without James Shields.
- Hidden Vigorish wants to know how many platoons the Pirates can realistically carry.
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