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CttP Weekly Recap: 2/24/12 – 3/1/12

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


Matt examined how the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves took two entirely different courses this offseason following their late-season collapses.

Justin H. offered his take on the Ryan Braun appeal.

Kyle introduced us to one of the strangest ballpark giveaways in baseball history.



Tim looked to yesteryear to find a comparison for Ryan Howard’s recovery.

Justin H. checked in on Mariano Rivera’s legacy and the uphill battle faced by Justin Morneau.


Joe reminded us that Hideki Matsui is still waiting for an offer.

Matt gave us the scoop on the latest rumors involving Jorge Soler.


Mickey made a case for the Chicago White Sox being sleepers entering the 2012 season.

Justin H. wondered if historical playoff performances matter when it comes to free agency.

Joe and Doug broke down Ryan Zimmerman’s extension with the Washington Nationals.


Matt covered the difficult decision facing Joel Zumaya.

Kyle told of the unfortunate evening a certain baseball movie faced last Sunday.

Joe analyzed Sean Marshall’s extension with the Cincinnati Reds.


I looked at the Houston Astros decision to name Brett Myers their closer as well as extension talks between the Chicago Cubs and right-handed starting pitcher Matt Garza.

Mar 1, 2012; Jupiter, FL. USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (left) and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (right) listen to questions during a press conference announcing Molina


Kyle asked if Zack Greinke can win the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.

Chris checked in on Yadier Molina’s extension with the St. Louis Cardinals and how it will impact the catcher’s market.

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Tags: Brett Myers Hideki Matsui Joel Zumaya Justin Morneau Mariano Rivera Matt Garza Ryan Braun Ryan Howard Ryan Zimmerman Sean Marshall Yadier Molina Zack Greinke

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