On this date in 1998, Mike Piazza signed what was then the most lucrative contract in baseball history. The backstop inked a seven-year, $91MM contract to remain with the Mets just a few weeks before he was scheduled to become a free agent. Had he hit the open market, Piazza could have very well become the first $100MM player in baseball history. Here is the latest from around the baseball blogosphere…
- Baseball Nation says Giants GM Brian Sabean is underrated.
- Sports of Boston broke down the John Farrell trade/hiring.
- Over The Monster wonders why the Red Sox chose Farrell.
- The Cornell ILRSBS Blog analyzed the Farrell trade.
- Baltimore Sports & Life wonders if the Orioles' coaching staff will remain intact.
- Yankees Fans Unite says the Yankees must look into moving Alex Rodriguez.
- Disciples of Uecker doesn't buy into the Brewers reported interest in Josh Hamilton.
- Royal Revival looked at Kyle Lohse as a free agent target for the Royals.
- Wahoo's on First thinks the Indians should look into acquiring Coco Crisp.
- Rays Colored Glasses wonders if the Rays will trade for Alfonso Soriano.
- Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness thinks Yunel Escobar could be a fit for the Dodgers.
- Phillies Nation says the Phillies should pursue Eric Chavez this winter.
- Blogging Mets looked at how the Mets could rebuild.
- Climbing Tal's Hill analyzed some of the Astros Rule 5 Draft eligible prospects.
- Seedlings to Stars wrote about baseball prospect turned NFL player Russell Wilson.
- The Knuckle Blog analyzed nine-figure contracts.
- Orioles Nation examined the accuracy of WAR during the 2012 season.
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