The Astros filled their need for a veteran arm in the rotation by agreeing to terms on Friday with Scott Feldman on a three-year deal worth $30 million.
Once Robinson Cano's 10-year, $240 million deal becomes official, the mid-market Mariners will have two of the top 11 highest-paid players in Major League history on their current roster. But the club isn't totally new to big deals.
The Yankees on Friday announced a one-year contract with free-agent infielder Kelly Johnson, who could slot in as an option at second base.
Sure, the Robinson Cano negotiations turned out a lot different than most of us thought they would. The Yankees lost their No. 3 hitter to the Mariners for a compensation Draft pick -- essentially unimaginable in any era -- but it's hardly the first time Cano has written an unexpected script.
To really cash in on Robinson Cano, the Mariners need to put at least one more experienced, impact bat -- and probably two -- around him. Because the only way Cano's signing makes sense in the long run is if it contributes to winning.
The Mets and free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson have agreed to a four-year contract, according to the New York Post. The Mets have not confirmed the deal.
As officials from all 30 Major League teams gather at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., next week, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik figures to be in the midst of a lot of discussions. "You want to make your club better any way you can," said Zduriencik.
For all their activity last winter, the 2013 Indians became a playoff team largely on the might of the under-the-radar moves, and GM Chris Antonetti will have to come up with more of the same to build a winner for 2014. Fortunately, he's not in need of another 24-win improvement. And fortunately, his pantry isn't barren in a winter in which the market prices have skyrocketed.
Robinson Cano's new Mariners teammates were delighted to learn the former Yankees star had agreed to a reported 10-year, $240 million deal.
A's officials will head to the annual Winter Meetings on Sunday with a short to-do list. Oakland already has been busy addressing many of the club's offseason needs, but strengthening the farm system could be on the agenda.
For Angels fans, there's legitimate reason for anxiety heading into the Winter Meetings, which kick off from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday. Under general manager Jerry Dipoto, these have been about as eventful as can be.
Third base may be consuming most of the Marlins' attention at the Winter Meetings next week, but the club is close to securing a two-year deal with free-agent first baseman Garrett Jones, putting Logan Morrison's future in Miam in question.
Nelson Mandela's appreciation of sports as a unifying symbol was well-documented. Mandella also appeared at Yankee Stadium in June 1990, during his visit to the U.S. soon after being freed from prison, and proclaimed: "I am a Yankee!"
The Rangers, seeking a backup catcher for Geovany Soto, expected to complete a deal Friday with free agent J.P. Arencibia, according to a baseball source.
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Robinson Cano reportedly has agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, which would be the third-most lucrative contract in Major League history.
The Angels signed veteran lefty specialist Clay Rapada to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite on Thursday.