Jan 26, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers new player Prince Fielder and his son Jadyn Fielder at a press conference in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

CttP Weekly Recap: 1/20/12 – 1/26/12

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


Joe took a deeper look into the Rockies extension of Rafael Betancourt and the Rays signing of Carlos Pena.

Justin H. gave his take on the Fausto Carmona/Roberto Hernandez Heredia situation.

Sep 6, 2011; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona (left) wipes his forehead as catcher Lou Marson visits the mound in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE


Joe broke down the trade that sent Kevin Slowey to the Twins.

Lew checked in on the Yu Darvish signing and Tim McCarver’s broadcasting career.


Justin H. spent his Sunday wondering why free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt hadn’t been signed yet.

Lew asked if the Red Sox were filling one hole at the expense of another by trading away Marco Scutaro.


Kyle made his CttP debut by taking a look at the career of undecided retiree David Eckstein.

Doug tried to use the process of elimination to determine which club would ultimately land the PF Flyer.

Justin H. took us all back to the memorable final day of the 2011 regular season.

Lew provided his thoughts on the Carlos Pena signing.

Tim told uswhy Reggie Jackson has given the Yankees their monies worth.

Oct 27, 2011; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals former player David Eckstein throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game six of the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE


Some of the discussion coming out of Texas fueled Justin H.’s article on whether the Rangers should choose Josh Hamilton or Prince Fielder.

Matt made his CttP debut by taking a look at Ryan Braun’s BBWAA speech.

Lew was a little less optimistic than Matt, as he titled his piece on the National League MVP, Ryan Braun Cooked.

Joe analyzed the Red Sox signing of Cody Ross and the extension that the Blue Jays handed Brandon Morrow.


Joe and Lew took a look at the Tigers surprising signing of Prince Fielder.

Joe also broke down the deal the Blue Jays agreed to with reliever Francisco Cordero.

Lew told readers why the Tim Lincecum deal was smart for the Giants.

Tim took a look backat the Hot Stove of 50 years ago.


Kyle dedicated his second CttP entry to the legendary Tug McGraw.

Lew examined the Nationals offseason moves and their chances going forward and gave his thoughts on why Jorge Posada should be thought of as good but not great.

Joe dug into the Nationals signing of Brad Lidge.

Chris examined the divide in the pay scale of MLB closers.

Tags: Brad Lidge Brandon Morrow Carlos Pena Cody Ross David Eckstein Fausto Carmona Francisco Cordero Jorge Posada Josh Hamilton Kevin Slowey Marco Scutaro Prince Fielder Rafael Betancourt Roy Oswalt Ryan Braun Tim Lincecum Yu Darvish

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