This week’s original content from MLBTR:
- Tim Dierkes released his annual, much-anticipated Top 50 Free Agents ranking based on potential earning power for each player. He predicted where those 50 players would sign, too, and has already gotten a couple right – Kendrys Morales (Blue Jays) and R.A. Dickey (Braves). Tim also chatted with readers about the rankings.
- MLBTR contributor Brandon Warne was present at the Twins’ Monday press conference introducing chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine. The two new heads of the Twins’ baseball department laid out some of the team’s plans going forward.
- MLBTR’s Offseason Outlooks continued with pieces on the World Series champion Cubs, Twins, Giants, Rangers and Blue Jays.
- Mark Polishuk kicked off this year’s Free Agent Profile series with a look at outfielder/first baseman/designated hitter Mark Trumbo, while Charlie Wilmoth followed suit by highlighting right-hander Ivan Nova.