CttP Weekly Recap: 12/23/11 – 12/29/11

Check in to catch up on anything you may have missed in the week that was here at Call to the Pen.


Joe broke down three transactions for readers Friday; the Cardinals signing of Carlos Beltran, the Nationals trade for Gio Gonzalez and the Twins signing of Jason Marquis.

Mickey checked in on A’s recently acquired starting pitcher Jarrod Parker, the call of the year and why teams should try to become more like the Rays.


I took a look at the possible landing spots for free agent slugger Prince Fielder.


Lew shared his thoughts on why Carlos Beltran is a nice fit in St. Louis and cautioned the Reds to use Sean Marshall correctly.

Justin H. took a look at why it may make more sense than you think for the Dodgers to sign Prince Fielder.


Doug gave us another awesome transaction breakdown, this time of the Gio Gonzalez trade.

Continuing his Hall of Fame profiles series, Lew examined the chances of Lee Smith and Edgar Martinez.

Joe took a deeper look into the Rockies reported interest in free agent outfielder Cody Ross.


Justin H. told us why winter ball means something a little different to baseball fans on the West Coast.

Lew continued his HoF profiles with Alan Trammell and Dale Murphy.


Joe broke down the Cubs minor signings of Manny Corpas and Andy Sonnanstine.

Lew offered profiles on three more Hall of Fame hopefuls; Don Mattingly, Larry Walker and Jeff Bagwell.

Following the Gio Gonzalez deal, Tim took a look back at another memorable trade in Washington baseball history.


Joe analyzed Washington’s signing of Mark DeRosa and the trade that sent Andrew Bailey to the Red Sox.

Chris also took a deeper look at the Athletics third major trade of the offseason.

Justin H. told us that for HoF hopeful Jeff Bagwell, it may be guilt by association.

Lew explained why he believes Tim Raines should eventually get into the Hall of Fame.

Tags: Alan Trammell Andrew Bailey Andy Sonnanstine Carlos Beltran Cody Ross Dale Murphy Don Mattingly Edgar Martinez Gio Gonzalez Jarrod Parker Jason Marquis Jeff Bagwell Larry Walker Lee Smith Manny Corpas Mark DeRosa Prince Fielder Sean Marshall Tim Raines

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