August 10, 2011; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson (22) talks with manager Tony La Russa (10) before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Milwaukee defeated St. Louis 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

CttP Weekly Recap: 1/27/12 – 2/2/12

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


Matt explained why this offseason’s Hot Stove has been unlike any other.

Justin H. told us why the Mets wouldn’t have payroll concerns if they had a savvy GM running the show.


Lew wondered if the end is nearing for Ichiro Suzuki and looked at the Red chances in 2012.

Sep 23, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers won 5-3 and clinched the A.L. West Division. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE


I updated readers on the latest news surrounding the sale of the Dodgers.


Doug devoted his Monday feature to Ian Kinsler, who’s a superstar in his book.

Justin H. dissected the question, what happens to players once their baseball careers are over?

According to Lew, the Phillies are the favorites to win it all next season.

Tim took us back to the League Championship Series of 1969.


Kyle checked in on the market for then-free agent Edwin Jackson.

Matt dug into the message that Carlos Beltran sent to his former team.

Lew examined the mind of the fan.

Joe analyzed the Phillies signing of Chad Qualls.


Tim told the story of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy.

I reviewed the Astros signing of veteran right-hander Livan Hernandez.


Joe broke down the Padres signing of Micah Owings and the Nationals agreement with Edwin Jackson.

Chris took a deeper look at the Diamondbacks agreement with Miguel Montero.

Kyle checked in on the agent-less Zack Greinke.

Tags: Carlos Beltran Chad Qualls Edwin Jackson Ian Kinsler Ichiro Suzuki Livan Hernandez Micah Owings Miguel Montero Zack Greinke

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