If you're here at MLB Daily Dish for just the latest trade rumors, transactions, and news from around the Majors, you've made a good start but you're missing a vital part of what we offer every single week: original editorial content and analysis. Seriously, don't miss out.
Here's a few of our original editorials and analysis from the over the past couple weeks:
- Blue Jays vs. Royals: A tale of two competing, divergent visions - Mike Bates
While Dayton Moore has been relentlessly mocked -- especially by Saber-types, among whom the author counts himself -- for his deal, the early returns on the Jays front office, led by Alex Anthopoulos, has been largely positive. Why?
- What's left in the outfield market? - Marc Normandin
Last week, the ever-stealthy Angels came out of nowhere to sign Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal, ensuring that they would be removing someone from their cluttered outfield and designated hitter...
- MLB free agency: Starting pitching bargains - Matt Conner
While pitching was at a premium this offseason, there were still bargains to be found including these three candidates for best overall value.
- The legacy of Hideki Matsui - Matt Conner
It's uncertain at this point what exactly Hideki Matsui's legacy will be. After all, only time can tell the way Matsui will be remembered for the person and player that he was. Yet if there's any justice in the baseball world, the Yankees slugger will find himself immortalized by the sport as the global superstar, clutch hitter and consummate professional he truly was.
- Best and Worst Off-Season Moves: Reyes, Johnson, Myers, Choo, Napoli and More - Matt Sullivan
This off-season has brought us plenty of drama already and there are still 44 days until pitchers and catchers make their way to Florida or Arizona. Looking over the deals, we pick some winners and losers among the signings and trades.
- Carlos Lee offers solid low-risk bet on remaining free agents - Matt Conner
Carlos Lee is a shell of his former self, no doubt about it. Gone are the days when the former slugger for the Chicago White Sox or Houston Astros would belt 25-plus home runs. Gone are the days when his presence anchored a line-up. However those who believe that Lee is washed up will likely find themselves surprised when all is said and done in 2013.
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