The lockout is upon us.
We’ve seen it on the horizon for a while now, but that doesn’t make it any easier for us baseball fans. When the clock strikes midnight tonight the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLB players and ownership will officially expire, leading to a long, drawn out process which will hopefully end with as close to a full season as possible.
Given the lack of clarity especially when it comes to tax terms, teams and owners are not likely to hand out any major free-agent deals while there isn’t an agreement in place. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the notable free agents who have signed already, where they’re headed and how much they’re getting.
(Deals are organized by total value)
- Corey Seager to the Rangers, 10yr/$325mil
- Marcus Semien to the Rangers, 7yr/$175mil
- Javier Baez to the Tigers, 6yr/$140mil
- Max Scherzer to the Mets, 3yr/$130mil
- Robbie Ray to the Mariners, 5yr/$115mil
- Kevin Gausman to the Blue Jays, 5yr/$110mil
- Starling Marte to the Mets, 4yr/$78mil
- Eduardo Rodriguez to the Tigers, 5yr/$77mil
- Raisel Iglesias extended by the Angels, 4yr/$58mil
- Jon Gray to the Rangers, 4yr/$56mil
- Avisail Garcia to the Marlins, 4yr/$53mil
- Justin Verlander re-signs with the Astros, 2yr/$50mil
- Stephen Matz to the Cardinals, 4yr/$44mil
- Anthony DeSclefani re-signs with the Giants, 3yr/$36mil
Other big-name free agents like Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman, Kris Bryant and more are unlikely to sign until after a new CBA is agreed upon.
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