Category Archives: Free Agency

Red Sox and Justin Masterson Agree on One-Year Deal

Justin Masterson is returning home to the Boston Red Sox. Masterson agreed today to a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the team that originally drafted him in the second round of the 2006 amateur draft. This time last year, the … Continue reading

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Dodgers Sign Brandon McCarthy for 4yrs/$48M

Andrew Friedman is not messing around. The Dodgers president of baseball operations was firing on all cylinders Wednesday afternoon. It started when he traded for shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Then he somehow managed to turn Dee Gordon’s career year into Andrew … Continue reading

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Twins Expand Search for Pitching, but Still Missing the Mark

The Twins came into the Winter Meetings in search of starting pitching…yet again. Finally, after sitting idly by for the better part of the first two and a half days of the Winter Meetings, it is beginning to look like … Continue reading

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Jon Lester’s Contract with the Cubs Could be Worth $180M

Earlier today we reported that free agent starter Jon Lester had agreed on a six-year, $155 million with the Chicago Cubs. While the basic structure of the deal is correct, the baseball world is just learning about the additional details … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Showing Interest in Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins are rarely big players in free agency, but they may be preparing to make a splash. La Velle E. Neal III is reporting that the Twins are showing interest in free agent starter Ervin Santana: Yes, the … Continue reading

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Jon Lester Signs with the Chicago Cubs for $155 Million

The Jon Lester sweepstakes has finally reached its conclusion and Major League Baseball may now resume its regularly-scheduled offseason. The pitching market has been in gridlock while the baseball world waited to see where Lester would sign. Now that he’s … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer is Seeking a Contract Worth $200+ Million

Max Scherzer and his agent, Scott Boras – because of course it’s Scott Boras – aren’t going to beat around the bush, they’re looking to get PAID this offseason. While the baseball world anxiously awaits resolution on the Jon Lester … Continue reading

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