Here's your weekly look back at the events of the last seven days:
- Curt Schilling announced his retirement this week, wrapping up his career with a 216-146 career record, 3.46 ERA, and 3,116 career Ks. The six-time All-Star will go down as one of the greatest postseason pitchers ever, as he was 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA through 12 postseason series. Congratulations to Curt on a great career.
- Bad news for Rangers fans, as Josh Hamilton was reportedly "disappointed" by the contract extension the Rangers offered him this past week. Hamilton is a the anchor of a dynamic lineup, and a once-in-a-lifetime talent; I'd be surprised to see the Rangers fail to get something worked out eventually.
- There's been a lot of talk about what the White Sox are going to do with their center field situation. Juan Pierre's name was (very) briefly mentioned last weekend, but Ozzie Guillen said this week that he'd prefer to solve the problem internally. The question then, is whether or not one of Jerry Owens, Brian Anderson, or Dewayne Wise can step up and be the everyday guy the Sox need.
- Gary Matthews Jr. wants to play every day, and isn't happy to be buried on the depth chart for the Angels. Any creative future general managers out there who can find a way for the Halos to somehow move Matthews and the three years, $33MM left coming his way?
- Following his release from the Nationals, Shawn Hill elected to sign with the Padres. Hill should have an immediate rotation spot if he's healthy, and what better place to rebound for a pitcher han Petco Park? Hill had offers from six teams, and if you ask me, made the right choice for his career.
- Ben took a look at the remaining names on the free agent market.
- Tim conducted several Q&As this week, including Keith Law, Kevin Slowey, and Josh Byrnes.
- Offseason Review updates: White Sox, Cardinals, Twins, and Marlins