On this date in 1972 (as can be seen on Leo Panetta’s NationalPastime.com), salary arbitration was born, as the owners agreed to add the arbitration process to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, ending a 13-day strike in which 86 games were missed. The arbitration process has become an integral part of the MLB offseason, influencing many trades and roster decisions in addition to providing many players with their first opportunity at nine-figure paydays. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere…
- A’s Farm spoke with Oakland talent evaluator Grady Fuson.
- Pinstripe Pundits isn’t sweating Masahiro Tanaka’s velocity.
- Clutchlings compared the development of Tyler Beede and Daniel Norris.
- Rays Colored Glasses broke down Chris Archer’s Opening Day.
- Wahoo’s On First is thrilled about the Corey Kluber deal.
- Royals Blue looked at Alex Gordon’s contract situation.
- AZ Snake Pit reflected on the Trevor Cahill era in Arizona.
- Know Hitter isn’t counting the Tigers out even though are trendier picks in the Central.
- Reviewing The Brew wonders if the Brewers’ shortstop depth could help the Padres.
- Blue Jays Plus talked about Toronto pitchers utilizing the change up.
- World Series Dreaming presents Quantum Leap: the Kris Bryant chronicles.
- The Point Of Pittsburgh doesn’t understand the Josh Harrison deal.
- Camden Depot wasn’t wild about the Orioles’ recent trade.
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