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  • Free Agents

    Week of February 20

    Matt Wieters signs 2 year $21,000,000 with Nationals, plus player opt-out after 1 year.

    SPRO Analysis - Washington overpays for Wieters. Whoa! We like Weiters and he's been rebounding the last two years, but nowhere near what he was three years back. Taking a big chance that he gets there with this contract that seems pretty player friendly to us. SPRO 2 year $9,583,000.

    Free Agents

    Week of February 14

    Jered Weaver signs 1 year $3,000,000 with Padres, plus incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego gets bargain in Weaver. Yes, that ERA's been climbing, but the park in SD should help with that. Still gives you innings. SPRO 1 year $9,327,000.

    Travis Wood signs 2 year $12,000,000 with Royals.

    SPRO Analysis - Kansas City gets bargain Wood. SPRO 2 year $15,157,000.

    Adam Lind signs 1 year $1,500,000 with Nationals with $1,125,000 incentives, plus mutual option for $5m.

    SPRO Analysis - Washington gets bargain in Lind. SPRO 1 year $7,681,000.

    Resigned with Team

    Week of February 14

    Dellin Betances loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $3,000,000 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - New York Yankees get bargain in Betances. Betances wanted $5m and isn't happy with the outcome. We think it was a middle of the road value with Betances taking slight steps back two years in a row, but still good. SPRO 1 year $4,353,000.

    Colin McHugh wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $3,850,000 with Astros.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston gets bargain in McHugh. They'd wanted to pay only $3.35m. Hmmmn. We think he's worth more than both figures. SPRO 1 year $5,357,000.

    Jake Odorizzi wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $4,100,000 with Rays.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay pays market value for Odorizzi. Club figure $3.825m. SPRO 1 year $4,614,000.

    Marcus Stroman wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $3,400,000 with Blue Jays.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto pays market value for Stroman. Toronto offer had been $3.1m. SPRO 1 year $3,172,000.

    Taijuan Walker loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $2,250,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Walker. Player wanted $2.6m. SPRO 1 year $2,068,000.

    Chase Anderson loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $2,400,000 with Brewers.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee pays market value for Anderson. Player wanted $2.85m. SPRO 1 year $2,446,000.

    Michael Wacha loses ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $2,775,000 with Cardinals.

    SPRO Analysis - St. Louis pays market value for Wacha. Player wanted $3.2m. SPRO 1 year $3,068,000.

    Mark Reynolds signs Minor League Deal, if Majors 1 year $1,500,000 with Rockies, plus $500,000 incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Colorado gets bargain in Reynolds. SPRO 1 year $4,200,000.

    Free Agents

    Week of February 6

    Nathan Eovaldi signs 1 year $2,000,000 with Rays, plus $2m team option.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay gets bargain Eovaldi. Tough to really say that because of the injury concerns. SPRO 1 year $4,180,000.

    Chase Utley signs 1 year $2,000,000 with Dodgers, plus incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers get bargain in Utley. Of course, this depends on use. SPRO 1 year $7,050,000.

    Franklin Gutierrez signs 1 year $2,600,000 with Dodgers, plus $400,000 incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Los Angeles Dodgers get bargain in Gutierrez. SPRO 1 year $3,406,000.

    Mike Napoli signs 1 year $8,500,000 with Rangers, plus team option for 2018.

    SPRO Analysis - Texas gets bargain in Hammel. Slight and perhaps just market value depending on incentives. SPRO 1 year $9,379,000.

    Daniel Descalso signs 1 year $1,500,000 contract with Diamondbacks, plus $2m team option for 2nd year.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Descalso. SPRO 1 year $1,605,000.

    Chris Carter signs 1 year $3,500,000 contract with Yankees, plus $500,000 incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees get bargain in Carter. Yes, frustratingly unable to make contact, driving down his value here in a surprising amount. When he does make contact, he's very productive. 41 HR, 94 RBI. And he will take a walk. SPRO 1 year $8,803,000.

    Joe Smith signs 1 year $3,000,000 with Blue Jays, plus $500,000 incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto gets bargain in Hammel. It's a reach back bargain to that one great year, so maybe Toronto has it right. SPRO 1 year $4,731,000.

    Sergio Romo signs 1 year $3,000,000 contract with Dodgers, plus incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers get bargain in Romo. Problem last year was innings, which trended down. SPRO 1 year $4,215,000.

    Resigned with Team

    Week of February 6

    Pedro Strop AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,500,000 with Cubs.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs pay market value for Strop. SPRO 1 year $5,963,000.

    David Phelps wins ARBITRATIONS HEARING and signs 1 year $4,600,000 with Marlins.

    SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Phelps. We were more in line with the club's $4.3m offer, but good for him. SPRO 1 year $4,216,000.

    Marwin Gonzalez AVOIDS ARBITRATIONS and signs 1 year $3,725,000 with Astros, plus team option for $5,125,000.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston pays market value for Gonzalez. SPRO 1 year $3,515,000.


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