Signing - Baseball Analysis

Miles Ahead: On the Surprisingly Interesting Wade Miley Signing

by John Watson

Feb 1, 2019 12:34 PM

Don't gloss over Houston's signing of Wade Miley. It could prove to be very meaningful for one of baseball's leading contenders. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Orioles Ultimately Re-Sign Chris Davis For $161M

by Andrew Perna

Jan 17, 2016 5:07 PM

An odd dance between Chris Davis, Scott Boras and the Orioles has resulted in the type of contract the slugger wanted and one that Baltimore needed more than they let on. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Cubs Give John Lackey $32M To Be No. 3 Starter

by Andrew Perna

Dec 8, 2015 8:59 PM

John Lackey is due for a regression after a stellar 2015 season, but the Cubs are still confident he's an upgrade in the middle of their rotation. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Grading The Deal: Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann To $110M Deal

by Andrew Perna

He isn't David Price or Zack Greinke, but the Tigers may have found themselves a bargain at a much lower price point in Jordan Zimmermann. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Padres Continue To Remodel, Sign James Shields

by Andrew Perna

The Padres have retooled under A.J. Preller and signing James Shields may not be their final move. They have a surplus of starters and time to swing another blockbuster trade. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Add Scherzer On Seven-Year Deal

by Andrew Perna

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. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cardinals, Lance Lynn Agree To $22M Contract

by Andrew Perna

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. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Asdrubal Cabrera Signs With Rays

by Andrew Perna

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. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Yankees Agree To Sign Stephen Drew

by Andrew Perna

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. Read more »
Grading The Deal: White Sox Give Melky Cabrera $42M

by Scott McCourtney

Melky Cabrera has a checkered past, but the White Sox are taking a $42 million gamble that he'll remain clean and a productive hitter in his 30s. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Twins Bring Back Torii Hunter

by Scott McCourtney

Torii Hunter was the 20th overall pick in the 1993 draft and spent the first 11 years of his Major League career in Minnesota. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Snag Panda From Giants

by Andrew Perna

Pablo Sandoval left the Giants to sign a very similar contract with the Red Sox. It's difficult to pinpoint why, but he fits really well in Boston. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Butler Signs Three-Year Deal With A's

by Scott McCourtney

Billy Beane continues to gamble more and more. After swinging-and-missing at midseason with two blockbuster trades, he's going to pay the declining Billy Butler $30 million over three years. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Victor Martinez Re-Signs With Tigers For $68M

by Scott McCourtney

Victor Martinez will turn 36 next month, but his contract is a good one for the Tigers, who should still get MVP-caliber production out of him as he approaches 40. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Orioles Give Ubaldo Jimenez $48M

by Andrew Perna

Ubaldo Jimenez hasn't been consistent since 2010, but the Orioles still made a four-year commitment to the 30-year-old. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Braves Extend Freddie Freeman For $135M

by Andrew Perna

The Braves have rewarded Freddie Freeman with a huge contract after his first above-average season in the Major Leagues. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Sign Pedroia To $100M Extension

by Andrew Perna

Dustin Pedroia is unquestionably the heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox and while the value of his deal is reasonable, he'll be 38 in the final year of his new contract. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Reach On Victorino

by Andrew Perna

Shane Victorino's production and ability are tied heavily to his athleticism. At his age, the Red Sox are risking a lot of money that he'll remains youthful. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Open Winter Meetings By Adding Napoli

by Andrew Perna

Mike Napoli would make an ideal designated hitter at Fenway Park, but the Red Sox already have David Ortiz. Napoli will produce at the plate, but his defense will hurt Boston at first base. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Braves Fill Center Field Hole With B.J. Upton

by Andrew Perna

B.J. Upton hit free agency at the perfect time as the youngest and most promising center fielder with a number of teams in need of one. Read more »

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