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New CBA Agreed To, 12/1/2016

Still pending ratification, but expected to pass, the new CBA made few changes. No international draft, but a firm cap on spending. Raise the minimum wage to $535,000 in 2017. Qualifying Offer compensation draft picks changed to lower rounds and can only happen once to a player in their career. No tie-in to victory at All-Star game and home field advantage in World Series. Raise in luxury tax threshold from $189 million to $195 million in 2017 and higher in out years.


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Hot Stove League Contracts

2016-2017

Check the Hot Stove League sections now for our projections of Free Agent Contract Values, Qualifying Offers, and other contract offers for Arbitration Eligible and Pre-Arbitration Eligible Players for the 2016-2017 offseason, all using our proprietary SPRO system, telling you what they should be paid.

Free Agents

Week of January 9

Santiago Casilla signs 2 year $11,000,000 contract with A's, plus $1.5m per year incentives.

SPRO Analysis - Oakland gets bargain in Casilla. Overall value consisistent, but bargain because some of dollars in incentives. SPRO 2 year $14,705,000.

Trevor Plouffe signs 1 year $5,000,000 contract with A's, plus incentives.

SPRO Analysis - Oakland gets bargain in Plouffe. SPRO 1 year $8,030,000.

Alexi Amarista signs 1 year $1,250,000 contract with Rockies, plus $2.5m option for 2018.

SPRO Analysis - Colorado gets bargain in Amarista. Slight bargain, considering still below six years of MLB service time. SPRO 1 year $1,638,000.

Colby Rasmus signs 1 year $5,000,000 contract with Rays, plus $2m incentives.

SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay pays market value for Rasmus. SPRO 1 year $6,209,000.

Resigned with Team

Week of January 9

Wily Peralta to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $4,275,000 with Brewers.

SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee pays market value for Peralta. SPRO 1 year $4,323,000.

Carlos Torres to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,175,000 contract with Brewers.

SPRO Analysis - Milwaukee gets bargain in Torres. SPRO 1 year $2,616,000.

George Kontos to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,750,000 with Giants.

SPRO Analysis - San Francisco gets bargain in Kontos. SPRO 1 year $3,068,000.

Randall Delgado to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,775,000 with Diamondbacks.

SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Delgado. SPRO 1 year $1,626,000.

Patrick Corbin to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,950,000 with Diamondbacks.

SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Corbin. Slight overpay. SPRO 1 year $3,372,000.

Chris Herrmann to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $937,500 contract with Diamondbacks.

SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Herrmann. SPRO 1 year $741,000.

Eduardo Nunez to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $4,200,000 with Giants.

SPRO Analysis - San Francisco pays market value for Nunez. SPRO 1 year $3,921,000.

Will Smith to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,500,000 with Giants.

SPRO Analysis - San Francisco pays market value for Smith. SPRO 1 year $2,170,000.

Jeanmar Gomez to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $4,200,000 with Phillies.

SPRO Analysis - Philadelphia overpays for Gomez. Drop off at end of year might indicate he's not a closer. SPRO 1 year $2,841,000.

Trevor Rosenthal to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $6,400,000 contract with Cards.

SPRO Analysis - St. Louis overpays for Rosenthal. SPRO 1 year $4,710,000.

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Resigned with Team

Week of January 9

Matt Harvey to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $5,125,000 with Mets.

SPRO Analysis - NY Mets get bargain in Harvey. SPRO 1 year $6,837,000.

Jacob DeGrom to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $4,050,000 contract with Mets.

SPRO Analysis - NY Mets get bargain in DeGrom. SPRO 1 year $6,002,000.

Jared Hughes to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,825,000 with Pirates.

SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh gets bargain in Hughes. SPRO 1 year $3,671,000.

Gerrit Cole to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,750,000 with Pirates.

SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh gets bargain in Cole. Down year after great same for last three. All clubs could be benefitting from that. SPRO 1 year $5,390,000.

Chris Owings to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,300,000 with Diamondbacks.

SPRO Analysis - Arizona pays market value for Owings. SPRO 1 year $1,966,000.

Anthony Rendon to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $5,800,000 contract with Orioles.

SPRO Analysis - Washington pays market value for Rendon. SPRO 1 year $5,488,000.

Tom Koehler to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $5,750,000 with Marlins.

SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Koehler. SPRO 1 year $5,362,000.

Adeiny Hechevarria to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $4,350,000 with Marlins.

SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Hechevarria. SPRO 1 year $4,089,000.

Derek Dietrich to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,700,000 with Marlins.

SPRO Analysis - Miami pays market value for Dietrich. SPRO 1 year $1,793,000.

Marcell Ozuna to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,500,000 contract with Marlins.

SPRO Analysis - Miami gets bargain in Ozuna. SPRO 1 year $4,839,000.

A.J. Ramos to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $6,550,000 with Marlins.

SPRO Analysis - Miami overpays for Ramos. SPRO 1 year $5,272,000.

Juan Nicasio to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,650,000 with Pirates.

SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh overpays for Nicasio. SPRO 1 year $1,986,000.

Yasmani Grandal to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $5,500,000 contract with Dodgers.

SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers get bargain in Grandal. SPRO 1 year $6,576,000.

Luis Avilan to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,500,000 with Dodgers.

SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers overpay for Avilan. SPRO 1 year $941,000.

Alex Wood to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,800,000 with Dodgers.

SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers pay market value for Wood. SPRO 1 year $2,744,000.

Josh Field to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,050,000 with Dodgers.

SPRO Analysis - LA Dodgers pay market value for Field. SPRO 1 year $909,000.

Baseball History Notes

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Baseball History Fact

April 4, 1871 - The first professional baseball league, the National Association, debuts with a game between the Cleveland Forest Citys and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Fort Wayne won the initial official game 2 to 0.

What else happened that year? January 17, 1871 - Andrew Smith Hallidie patents an improvement in endless wire and rope ways for cable cars. And on November 17, 1871 - The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the State of New York.



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