Max Scherzer bet on himself when he turned down a lucrative offer from the Tigers in March and 10 months later he looks brilliant. The Nationals will pay Scherzer $210 million through 2028 in a unique contract agreement.
The Cardinals didn't buy out any of Lance Lynn's first few years of free agency, which makes the pitcher the easy winner of this arbitration-avoiding deal.
Asdrubal Cabrera struggled in 2014, which allowed the Rays to sign him to an affordable one-year deal. If last season was the beginning of the end, both Tampa Bay and Cabrera are in trouble.
Stephen Drew will earn a base salary of $5 million to play second base and provide a safety net for the Yankees at shortstop. He's also less than two years removed from a respectable offensive season with the Red Sox.
Russell Martin fits very well with the Blue Jays, but at what cost? They'll owe him $20 million during his age-36 season.