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  • Free Agents

    Week of January 29

    David Hernandez signs 2 year $5,000,000 with Reds, plus $1m incentives per year.

    SPRO Analysis - Cincinnati gets bargain in Hernandez. Another incentive deal, but still pretty good even if he reaches them. We wouldn't have gone a second year, but at this price, why not. SPRO 1 year $4,469,000.

    Alex Avila signs 2 year $8,250,000 contract with Diamondbacks, plus $250,000 per season incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Avila. SPRO 1 year $4,426,000.

    Re-signed with Team

    Week of January 29

    Adeiny Hechavarria WINS ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $5,900,000 with Rays.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay overpays for Hechevarria. It's close, but if you look deep into his numbers, there's a slight decrease in production the last three years. Team offered $5.35m. SPRO 1 year $4,942,000.

    Robert Osuna LOSES ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $5,300,000 with Blue Jays.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto gets bargain in Osuna. Been very good his first three years and with the contracts being given to mediocre setup men, we think he's worth more. SPRO 1 year $7,432,000.

    Ken Giles WINS ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $4,600,000 with Astros.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston pays market value for Giles. We'd have chosen the Team number of $4.2m, but it's right in line. SPRO 1 year $4,270,000.

    Mookie Betts WINS ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $10,500,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston overpays for Betts. Not that they had much of a choice, but their number at $7.55m was just a bit too low to win, although we would have picked it. SPRO 1 year $8,777,000.

    Shelby Miller WINS ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $4,900,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona overpays for Miller. We realize they coulnd't have done this without a non tender, but Miller, although young, has been on the down trend. We would have chosen the Team offer, although that was too high for us, too. SPRO 1 year $2,597,000.

    J.T. Realmuto LOSES ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $2,900,000 with Marlins.

    SPRO Analysis - Miami gets bargain in Realmuto. So, he doesn't want to stay because they probably won't be competitive, and he's underpaid. We would have chosen the Player # at $3.9m. SPRO 1 year $5,194,000.

    Justin Bour WINS ARBITRATION CASE and resigns for 1 year $3,400,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Bour. Team $ was $3m, both would have been okay. SPRO 1 year $3,302,000.

    Free Agents

    Week of January 22

    Austin Jackson signs 2 year $6,000,000 with Giants, including $2.5m incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - San Francisco gets bargain in Jackson. Incentive deal that if reached is right in line with projection, but they get bargain because of use of incentives. He's been on the downslide for years now, but many have enough left at this price to help. SPRO 1 year $5,575,000.

    Lorenzo Cain signs 5 year $80,000,000 with Brewers.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee overpays for Cain. Cain's okay and he has value, but going to be 32 by the end of the season. Too long and too much. SPRO 3 years $36,344,000.

    Re-signed with Team

    Week of January 22

    Jose Reyes resigns for 1 year $2,000,000 with Mets, including $500,000 incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets get bargain in Reyes. But the numbers are right in line because of, if we're reading this correctly, Colorado still paying $4m more from a past deal. Add it all together and Reyes is getting 6m with those incentives. SPRO 1 year $6,509,000.

    Alcides Escobar resigns for 1 year $2,500,000 with Royals, plus $1.5m incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Kansas City gets bargain in Escobar. Incentives just announced, but they're way too low. Yes, Escobar has diminished three years straight and that's not a good trend, but his production is still good. Yes, KC has a shortstop in waiting in Mondesi. Still way low. SPRO 1 year $9,823,000.

    Free Agents

    Week of January 15

    Brian Duensing signs 2 year $7,000,000 with Reds.

    SPRO Analysis - Cincinnati overpays for Duensing. Just don't see a second year warranted and still a bit high. SPRO 1 year $2,765,000.

    Curtis Granderson signs 1 year $5,000,000 with Blue Jays plus incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto gets bargain in Granderson. A lot of this has to do with the amount of incentives in the package, but in either case, and despite his age, it's still a bargain. SPRO 1 year $14,283,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 15

    Howie Kendrick signs 2 year $7,000,000 with Nationals, plus $2.25m incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Washington gets bargain in Kendrick. Again, bargain due to $ coming from incentives. SPRO 2 year $14,255,000.

    Felipe Rivero signs extension, 4 year $22,000,000 with Pirates, plus two option years.

    SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh pays market value for Rivero. We wouldn't have gone with the extra year guaranteed, but the numbers are okay. Guess the Pirates needed to hand out some money, since they got rid of almost everybody else. SPRO 3 year $19,871,000.

    Jose Iglesias AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,275,000 with Tigers.

    SPRO Analysis - Detroit overpays for Iglesias. SPRO 1 year $5,025,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Nick Vincent AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,750,000 with Giants.

    SPRO Analysis - San Francisco pays market value for Vincent. A little high, but what's a half mil among friend. SPRO 1 year $2,227,000.

    Lance McCullers AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,400,000 with Astros.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston pays market value for McCullers. SPRO 1 year $2,226,000.

    Addison Reed signs 2 year $16,750,000 with Twins.

    SPRO Analysis - Minnesota gets bargain in Reed. SPRO 2 year $19,746,000.

    Robbie Ray AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,950,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona gets bargain in Ray. SPRO 1 year $6,274,000.

    Taijan Walker AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $4,825,000 with Mariners.

    SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Walker. SPRO $5,128,000.

    Kirby Yates AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,062,500 with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego pays market value for Yates. SPRO $858,000.

    Alex Wood AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $6,000,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers get bargain in Wood. SPRO 1 year $8,435,000.

    Michael Wacha AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $5,300,000 with Cardinals.

    SPRO Analysis - St. Louis pays market value for Wacha. SPRO $5,764,000.

    Justin Wilson AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $4,250,000 with Cubs.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs overpays for Wilson. SPRO $3,358,000.

    Jimmy Nelson AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $3,700,000 with Brewers.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee gets bargain in Nelson. SPRO $5,545,000.

    Arodys Vizcaino AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $3,400,000 with Braves.

    SPRO Analysis - Atlanta pays market value for Vizcaino. SPRO $3,525,000.

    Dan Winkler AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $610,000 with Braves.

    SPRO Analysis - Atlanta pays market value for Winkler. SPRO 1 year $551,000.

    Noah Syndergaard AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,975,000 with Mets with $3.05m incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets get bargain in Syndergaard. Bargain since most of his real value is based on the incentives. SPRO 1 year $5,497,000.

    More Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    A.J. Ramos AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $9,225,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets overpay Ramos. A reliever with a 3.99 who pitches 58 innings gets $9m. SPRO 1 year $5,998,000.

    Hansel Robles AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $900,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets pay market value for Robles. SPRO 1 year $1,166,000.

    Blake Treinen AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,150,000 with A's.

    SPRO Analysis - Oakland pays market value for Treinen. SPRO 1 year $2,189,000.

    Garrett Richards AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,300,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim gets bargain in Richards. SPRO 1 year $8,757,000.

    Tyler Skaggs AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,875,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim overpay for Skaggs. SPRO 1 year $849,000.

    Matt Shoemaker AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,125,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim overpays for Shoemaker. SPRO 1 year $3,318,000.

    David Phelps AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,550,000 with Mariners.

    SPRO Analysis - Seattle overpay for Phelps. SPRO 1 year $4,715,000.

    James Paxton AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,900,000 with Mariners.

    SPRO Analysis - Seattle gets bargain in Paxton. SPRO 1 year $6,204,000.

    Erasmo Ramirez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,200,000 with Mariners.

    SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Ramirez. It's a bit high. SPRO 1 year $3,515,000.

    Carlos Rodon AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,300,500 with White Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago White Sox overpay for Rodon. SPRO 1 year $1,667,000.

    Danny Salazar AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,000,000 with Indians.

    SPRO Analysis - Cleveland overpays for Salazar. SPRO 1 year $3,953,000.

    Ryan Pressly AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,600,000 with Twins.

    SPRO Analysis - Minnesota pays market value for Pressly. SPRO 1 year $1,390,000.

    Alex Wilson AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,925,000 with Tigers.

    SPRO Analysis - Detroit gets bargain in Wilson. SPRO 1 year $2,391,000.

    Sonny Gray AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,500,000 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees get bargain in Gray. SPRO 1 year $7,660,000.

    Adam Warren AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,315,000 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees get bargain Warren. SPRO 1 year $4,556,000.

    Drew Pomeranz AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $8,500,500 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston gets bargain in Pomeranz. SPRO 1 year $12,708,000.

    Eduardo Rodriguez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,375,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston overpays for Rodriguez. SPRO 1 year $1,867,000.

    Brandon Workman AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $835,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston pay market value for Workman. SPRO 1 year $847,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Brad Hand signs 3 year $19,750,000 extension with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego pays market value for Hand. SPRO 3 years $22,935,000.

    Sam Dyson AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,425,000 with Giants.

    SPRO Analysis - San Francisco overpays for Dyson. SPRO 1 year $3,406,000.

    Cory Gearrin AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,675,000 with Giants.

    SPRO Analysis - San Francisco gets bargain in Gearrin. SPRO 1 year $3,442,000.

    Dallas Keutchel AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $13,200,000 with Astros.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston pays market value for Keutchel. SPRO 1 year $13,751,000.

    Brad Brach AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $5,165,000 with Orioles.

    SPRO Analysis - Baltimore gets bargain in Brach. SPRO $6,628,000.

    Zach Britton AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $12,000,000 with Orioles.

    SPRO Analysis - Baltimore gets bargain in Britton. SPRO $14,506,000.

    Chad Bettis AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,000,000 with Rockies.

    SPRO Analysis - Colorado pays market value for Bettis. SPRO 1 year $1,877,000.

    Brad Boxberger AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,850,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona gets bargain in Boxberger. SPRO $2,327,000.

    Andrew Chafin AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,195,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Chafin. SPRO $1,341,000.

    Josh Fields AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,200,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers pay market value for Fields. SPRO $2,498,000.

    Tony Cingrani AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,300,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers overpay for Cingrani. SPRO $1,241,000.

    More Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Tyler Lyons AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,200,000 with Cardinals.

    SPRO Analysis - St. Louis gets bargain in Lyons. SPRO 1 year $1,814,000.

    Michael Lorezen AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,312,500 with Reds.

    SPRO Analysis - Cincinnati pays market value for Lorenzen. SPRO 1 year $1,580,000.

    Kyle Hendricks AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,175,000 with Cubs.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs get bargain in Hendricks. We think Kyle and his agents have really undersold themselves. Yes, he backed up in 2017, but 2016 was great and should have more cache here. SPRO 1 year $8,083,000.

    Addison Russell AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,200,000 with Cubs.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs pay market value for Russell. SPRO 1 year $3,294,000.

    Cory Knebel AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,650,000 with Brewers.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee pay market value for Knebel. SPRO 1 year $3,689,000.

    Gerrit Cole AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,750,000 with Pirates.

    SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh gets bargain in Cole, then trades him. SPRO 1 year $8,715,000.

    George Kontos AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,725,000 with Pirates.

    SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh get bargain in Kontos. SPRO 1 year $3,605,000.

    Jacob DeGrom AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,400,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets get bargain in DeGrom. SPRO 1 year $10,593,000.

    Matt Harvey AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,625,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets overpay for Harvey. SPRO 1 year $4,628,000.

    Jeurys Familia AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,925,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Mets overpay for Familia. SPRO 1 year $6,373,000.

    Michael Taylor AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,525,000 with Nationals.

    SPRO Analysis - Washington pays market value for Taylor. SPRO 1 year $2,286,000.

    Jake Diekman AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,712,500 with Rangers.

    SPRO Analysis - Texas overpay for Diekman. SPRO 1 year $1,686,000.

    Keone Kela AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,200,000 with Rangers.

    SPRO Analysis - Texas gets bargain in Kela. SPRO 1 year $2,016,000.

    Jose Alvarez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,050,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim pays market value for Alvarez. SPRO 1 year $1,111,000.

    Cam Bedrosian AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,100,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim pays market value for Bedrosian. SPRO 1 year $1,284,000.

    Luis Avilan AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,450,000 with White Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago White Sox overpay for Avilan. SPRO 1 year $1,433,000.

    Nate Karns AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,375,000 with Royals.

    SPRO Analysis - Kansas City pays market value for Karns. SPRO 1 year $1,058,000.

    Kelvin Herrera AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,937,500 with Royals.

    SPRO Analysis - Kansas City pays market value for Herrera. SPRO 1 year $7,848,000.

    Shane Green AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,950,000 with Tigers.

    SPRO Analysis - Detroit pays market value for Green. SPRO 1 year $1,870,000.

    Dellin Betances AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,100,000 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pay market value for Betances. SPRO 1 year $5,569,000.

    Joe Kelly AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,600,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston pay market value for Kelly. SPRO 1 year $3,016,000.

    Dominic Leone AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,085,000 with Blue Jays.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto pays market value for Leone. SPRO 1 year $1,250,000.

    Alex Colome AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,300,000 with Rays.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay overpays for Colome. SPRO 1 year $4,572,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    David Peralta AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,300,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Peralta. SPRO 1 year $3,369,000.

    Chris Owings AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,400,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona overpays for Owings. SPRO 1 year $2,316,000.

    Hernan Perez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,975,000 with Brewers.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee pays market value for Perez. SPRO 1 year $1,694,000.

    Manny Machado AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $16,000,000 with Orioles.

    SPRO Analysis - Baltimore pays market value for Machado. SPRO 1 year $15,157,000.

    Joe Panik AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,500,000 with Giants.

    SPRO Analysis - San Francisco gets bargain in Panik. SPRO $3,365,000.

    Cory Spangenberg AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,700,000 with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego pays market value for Spangenberg. SPRO $1,575,000.

    Matt Szczur AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $950,000 with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego pays market value for Szczur. SPRO 1 year $811,000.

    A.J. Pollock AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $7,750,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona overpays for Pollock. SPRO $6,565,000.

    Joc Pederson AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,600,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers get bargain in Pederson. SPRO $3,768,000.

    Marcell Ozuna AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $9,000,000 with Cardinals.

    SPRO Analysis - St. Louis gets bargain in Ozuna. Not easy to have that great a season in a Marlins park, but, he did have a Stanton in the lineup as protection which he won't have here. SPRO $12,616,000.

    Jonathan Villar AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,550,000 with Brewers.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee pays market value for Villar. SPRO $2,789,000.

    More Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Jordy Mercer AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,750,500 with Pirates.

    SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh pays market value for Mercer. SPRO 1 year $6,520,000.

    Miguel Rojas AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,180,000 with Marlins.

    SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Rojas. SPRO 1 year $1,057,000.

    Jurickson Profar AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,050,000 with Rangers.

    SPRO Analysis - Texas pays market value for Profar. SPRO 1 year $851,000.

    Marcus Semien AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,125,000 with A's.

    SPRO Analysis - Oakland pays market value for Semien. SPRO 1 year $3,467,000.

    Austin Romine AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,100,000 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pay market value for Romine. SPRO 1 year $937,000.

    Christian Vazquez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,425,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston overpays for Vazquez. SPRO 1 year $1,054,000.

    Devon Travis AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,450,000 with Blue Jays.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto overpays for Travis. SPRO 1 year $977,000.

    Brad Miller AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,500,000 with Rays.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay overpays for Miller. SPRO 1 year $3,610,000.

    Steven Souza AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,550,000 with Rays.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay pays market value for Souza. SPRO 1 year $3,981,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Kris Bryant AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $10,850,000 with Cubs.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs pay market value for Bryant. Bryant set a new standard for first year arbitration players, but it's appropriate to surpass Ryan Howard, a similar player from a decade ago. SPRO 1 year $10,000,000.

    Tim Beckham AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,350,000 with Orioles.

    SPRO Analysis - Baltimore overpays for Beckham. SPRO 1 year $2,837,000.

    Caleb Joseph AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,250,000 with Orioles.

    SPRO Analysis - Baltimore pay market value for Joseph. SPRO 1 year $1,284,000.

    D.J. LeMaheiu AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $8,500,000 with Rockies.

    SPRO Analysis - Colorado gets bargain in DJ. SPRO 1 year $10,282,000.

    Freddy Galvis AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $6,825,000 with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego gets bargain in Galvis. Premier defensive shortstop with an inconsistent bat, but will help Padres pitchers a ton in that big ballpark. SPRO $8,804,000.

    Jake Lamb AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $4,275,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona gets bargain in Lamb. SPRO $5,348,000.

    Chris Herrmann AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,400,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona overpays for Herrmann. SPRO 1 year $950,000.

    Nick Ahmed AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,275,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona overpays for Ahmed. SPRO $935,000.

    Enrique Hernandez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,600,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers pay market value for Hernandez. SPRO $1,743,000.

    Billy Hamilton AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $4,600,000 with Reds.

    SPRO Analysis - Cincinnati pays market value for Hamilton. SPRO $4,284,000.

    Tommy La Stella AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $950,000 with Cubs.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs pay market value for La Stella. SPRO $862,000.

    More Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Derrik Deitrich AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,900,500 with Marlins.

    SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Dietrick. Even a bit of a bargain. SPRO 1 year $3,353,000.

    Travis d'arnaud AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,475,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - New York Mets pay market value for Travis. SPRO 1 year $2,973,000.

    Maikel Franco AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,975,000 with Phillies.

    SPRO Analysis - Philadelphia gets bargain in Franco. No, he didn't have a good year, but is durable, young, and powerful. SPRO 1 year $4,049,000.

    Cesar Hernandez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,100,000 with Phillies.

    SPRO Analysis - Philadelphia pays market value for Hernandez. SPRO 1 year $4,828,000.

    Evan Gattis AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,700,000 with Astros.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston gets bargain in Gattis. SPRO 1 year $7,703,000.

    C.J. Cron AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,300,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim overpays for Cron. SPRO 1 year $1,883,000.

    Lonnie Chisenhall AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,857,500 with Indians.

    SPRO Analysis - Cleveland pays market value for Chisenhall. SPRO 1 year $5,384,000.

    Ehire Adrianza AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,000,000 with Twins.

    SPRO Analysis - Minnesota pays market value for Adrianza. SPRO 1 year $848,000.

    Robbie Grossman AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,000,000 with Twins.

    SPRO Analysis - Minnesota pays market value for Grossman. SPRO 1 year $1,861,000.

    Nick Castellanos AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,050,000 with Tigers.

    SPRO Analysis - Detroit pays market value for Castellanos. SPRO 1 year $6,182,000.

    D.D. Gregorious AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $8,250,500 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pays market value for Gregorious. SPRO 1 year $8,491,000.

    Jackie Bradley, Jr. AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $6,100,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston pays market value for Bradley. SPRO 1 year $5,516,000.

    Sandy Leon. AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,950,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston overpays for Leon. SPRO 1 year $1,515,000.

    Xander Bogearts AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,050,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston pays market value for Bogaerts. SPRO 1 year $7,752,000.

    Brock Holt AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,225,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston overpays for Holt. SPRO 1 year $1,312,000.

    Corey Dickerson AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $5,950,000 with Rays.

    SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay pays market value for Dickerson. SPRO 1 year $5,927,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Mike Zunino AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,975,000 with Mariners.

    SPRO Analysis - Seattle gets bargain in Zunino. SPRO 1 year $3,978,000.

    Eduardo Escobar AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $4,850,000 with Twins.

    SPRO Analysis - Minnesota pays market value for Escobar. SPRO 1 year $4,293,000.

    Yasmani Grandal AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,900,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers pay market value for Grandal. A bit of a bargain. SPRO 1 year $8,657,000.

    Pedro Baez AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,500,000 with Dodgers.

    SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers get bargain in Baez. SPRO 1 year $2,024,000.

    Aaron Hicks AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,825,000 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pay market value for Hicks. SPRO $2,757,000.

    James McCann AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,375,000 with Tigers.

    SPRO Analysis - Detroit pays market value for McCann. SPRO $3,312,000.

    Chris Hatcher AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,150,000 with A's.

    SPRO Analysis - Oakland overpays for Hatcher. Their sybermetrics must be showing something we aren't seeing. SPRO 1 year $1,407,000.

    More Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Tommy Kahnle AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,312,500 with Yankees.

    SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees get bargain in Kahnle. SPRO 1 year $2,139,000.

    Sam Freeman AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,075,000 with Braves.

    SPRO Analysis - Atlants gets bargain in Freeman. SPRO 1 year $1,426,000.

    Randall Grichuk AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,600,000 with Cardinals.

    SPRO Analysis - St. Louis pays market value for Grichuk. SPRO 1 year $3,067,000.

    Blake Parker AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,800,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim gets bargain in Parker. SPRO 1 year $2,413,000.

    Chris Rusin AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,287,500 with Rockies.

    SPRO Analysis - Colorado gets bargain in Rusin. SPRO 1 year $2,865,000.

    Ezequial Carrera AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,900,000 with Blue Jays.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto pays market value for Carrera. SPRO 1 year $1,851,000.

    Patrick Corbin AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $7,500,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Corbin. SPRO 1 year $8,209,000.

    Jake Marisnick AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,900,000 with Astros.

    SPRO Analysis - Houston gets bargain in Marisnick. SPRO 1 year $2,405,000.

    Zach McAllister AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,450,000 with Indians.

    SPRO Analysis - Cleveland gets bargain in McAllister. SPRO 1 year $3,054,000.

    Charlie Blackmon AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $14,000,000 with Rockies.

    SPRO Analysis - Colorado gets bargain in Blackmon. SPRO 1 year $17,874,000.

    Aaron Loup AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $1,812,500 with Blue Jays.

    SPRO Analysis - Toronto pays market value for Loup. SPRO 1 year $1,695,000.

    Martin Maldonado AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $3,900,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim pays market value for Maldonado. SPRO 1 year $4,173,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 8

    Cameron Rupp AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $2,050,000 with Phillies.

    SPRO Analysis - Philadelphia pays market value for Rupp. SPRO 1 year $1,832,000.

    Khris Davis AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $9,747,000 with A's.

    SPRO Analysis - Oakland pays market value for Smith. A bit high, and that's a surprise for the Athletics. Must be the influence of a new stadium on the horizon. SPRO 1 year $10,500,000.

    Cody Allen AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $10,575,000 with Indians.

    SPRO Analysis - Cleveland overpays for Allen. SPRO 1 year $8,953,000.

    Carson Smith AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs 1 year $850,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Boston pays market value for Smith. SPRO 1 year $859,000.

    Randall Delgado AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $2,250,000 with Diamondbacks.

    SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Delgado. SPRO $2,697,000.

    Andrew Heaney AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $800,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim pays market value for Heaney. SPRO $753,000.

    Ryan Rua AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $870,000 with Rangers.

    SPRO Analysis - Texas pays market value for Rua. SPRO 1 year $750,000.

    Free Agents

    Week of January 8

    Miguel Gonzalez signs 1 year $4,750,000 with White Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Chicago White Sox get bargain in Gonzalez. No, he's not great, but we think he's worth a bit more than that. SPRO 1 year $5,845,000.

    Jay Bruce signs 3 year $39,000,000 with Mets.

    SPRO Analysis - New York Mets get bargain in Bruce. SPRO 3 years $43,127,000.

    Rene Rivera signs 1 year $2,800,000 with Angels.

    SPRO Analysis - LA of Anaheim gets bargain in Rivera. SPRO 1 year $3,460,000.

    Players Resign with Team

    Week of January 1

    Carter Capps AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,065,000 with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego pays market value for Capps. SPRO $1,300,000.

    Steven Wright AVOIDS ARBITRATION and signs $1,100,000 with Red Sox.

    SPRO Analysis - Bostonb gets bargain in Wright. SPRO $1,736,000.

    Craig Stammen signs 2 year $4,500,000 with Padres.

    SPRO Analysis - San Diego overpays for Stammen. SPRO 1 year $1,898,000.

    Free Agents

    Week of January 1

    Boone Logan signs 1 year $2,500,000 with Brewers, plus $3.2m incentives.

    SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee overpays for Logan. SPRO 1 year $1,728,000.


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