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The SB Nation Baseball Off-season Simulation Project: Recap

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We took 30 GMs and made a bunch of fake moves.

Los Angeles Dodgers Introduce Kenta Maeda Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Every year, I take 30 diehard baseball fans, assign them a team, and try to simulate the off-season with real-world conditions. This year’s simulation produced trades, trades, and trades, as GMs wheeled and dealed.

Here are the ground rules, and here is a spreadsheet showing all free agents and all team payrolls and budget recommendations.

I felt like there was more fiscal discipline in the free agent market, although that may reflect the quality of this year’s free agent class. The top ten biggest free agent deals:

Biggest free agent deals

Players Team Amount
Players Team Amount
J.D. Martinez Rockies 7 years, $170 million
Yu Darvish Orioles 6 years, $140 million
Eric Hosmer Giants 6 years, $132 million
Justin Upton Angels 5 years, $106 million
Jake Arrieta Cardinals 4 years, $88 million
Mike Moustakas Yankees 5 years, $75 million
Lorenzo Cain Rangers 5 years, $70 million
Lance Lynn Astros 4 years, $64 million
Alex Cobb Cubs 4 years, $62 million
Wade Davis Cardinals 4 years, $60 million

The best players that couldn’t find a home - at least not at the right price - and are still unemployed are Yonder Alonso, Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, Melky Cabrera, Mark Reynolds, Daniel Nava, and Matt Holliday.

Here are team-by-team transactions for the simulation.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Declined the option on Daniel Descalso
  • Non-tendered Shelby Miller, TJ McFarland, JJ Hoover, Chris Hermann
  • Traded Yasmany Tomas to the Twins for Phil Hughes
  • Traded Patrick Corbin to the Orioles for Cedric Mullins and Yefry Ramirez
  • Traded Matt Koch to Nationals for Andrew Stevenson
  • Traded Jack Reinheimer and Randall Delgado to the Blue Jays for Anthony Alford
  • Signed Chris Ianetta to a 2 year, $6 million deal
  • Signed Carlos Torres to a 2 year, $3 million deal
  • Signed Daniel Descalso, Francisco Rodriguez, Cesar Ramos, Ryan Webb, Miguel Montero and Anibal Sanchez to minor league deals

Atlanta Braves

  • Exercised the options on R.A. Dickey and Tyler Flowers
  • Non-tendered Jace Peterson and Danny Santana
  • Traded Sam Freeman to the Indians for Yan Gomes
  • Traded Kurt Suzuki to the Rockies for Mike Dunn and Raimel Tapia
  • Traded Matt Kemp, Freddy Tarnok and Kyle Muller to the White Sox for Matt Cooper
  • Traded Ian Krol to the Astros for Devon Carr
  • Traded Nick Markakis to the Astros for Mike Fiers
  • Traded Kevin Maitan and Joey Wentz to the Mariners for Kyle Seager and Tony Zych
  • Traded R.A. Dickey to the Red Sox for Tzu-Wei Lin
  • Signed Logan Forsythe to a 3 year, $23.5 million deal
  • Signed Tommy Hunter to a 2 year, $10 million deal
  • Signed Sergio Romo to a 1 year, $3 million deal

Baltimore Orioles

  • Declined options on JJ Hardy and Wade Miley
  • Traded Cedric Mullins and Yefry Ramirez to the Diamondbacks for Patrick Corbin
  • Traded Mark Trumbo, Mike Yastrzemski, Brandon Barker to the White Sox for Ian Clarkin
  • Traded Chris Davis, Tanner Scott, Anthony Santander, Milton Ramos, Jomar Reyes and $43 million plus cost of deferred payments to the Royals for Bubba Starling
  • Traded Hunter Harvey, Adam Hall, DJ Stewart, and Miguel Gomez to the Giants for Brandon Belt and $31 Million
  • Traded DL Hall, Alex Wells, Lamar Sparks, Jesus Liranzo to the Tigers for Miguel Cabrera and $120 million
  • Traded Zach Britton and Cameron Bishop to the Yankees for Estevan Florial, Miguel Andujar, Domingo Acevedo, Jorge Guzman
  • Traded Brenan Hanifee and Ofelky Peralta to the Twins for Trevor Hildenberger
  • Signed Michael Brantley to a 2 year $20 million deal with a $12 million and $14 million vesting option
  • Signed Yu Darvish to a 6 year $140 million deal with an opt out
  • Signed Jhouly Chacin to a 2 year, $10 million deal
  • Signed Danny Valencia to a 1 year, $1.5 million deal
  • Signed Robbie Grossman and Pedro Alvarez to minor league deals

Boston Red Sox

  • Exercised options on Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel
  • Non-tendered Brock Holt, Robbie Ross, and Josh Rutledge
  • Trade David Price to the Phillies for JoJo Romero, Dylan Cozens, and Cornelius Randolph. Boston will pay $10 million on Price’s 2018 salary. If he chooses to stay (declines his player option), Boston will also pay $10 million for each of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Traded Xavier Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brian Johnson, Blake Swihart to the Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton
  • Traded Bryan Mata and Roniel Raudes to the Athletics for Jed Lowrie and Liam Hendriks
  • Traded Joe Kelly to the Phillies for Freddy Galvis
  • Traded Tzu-Wei Lin to the Braves for R.A. Dickey
  • Signed Doug Fister to a 1 year, $5 million deal with a $5 million club option
  • Signed Bartolo Colon to a 1 year, $3 million deal
  • Signed Logan Morrison to a 2 year, $18 million deal
  • Signed Gregor Blanco, Jeanmar Gomez, and Clay Buchholz to minor league deals

Chicago Cubs

  • Non-tendered Leonys Martin
  • Traded Chesny Young to the Giants for Will Smith
  • Traded Duane Underwood and Rob Zastryzny to the Angels for Garrett Richards
  • Traded Michael Rucker and Cory Abbott to the Twins for Nick Gordon
  • Traded Nick Gordon to the Tigers for Matt Manning, Kyle Funkhouser, and Sandy Baez
  • Signed Alex Cobb to a 4 year, $62 million deal
  • Signed Jake McGee to a 3 year, $28.5 million deal with a $9.5 mill club option
  • Signed Jarrod Dyson to a 3 year, $30 million deal with an $8 million club option
  • Signed Addison Reed to a 3 year $29 million deal with an $8 million club option and $1 million buyout
  • Signed Juan Nicasio to a 3 year, $15 million deal with a $5 mill club option
  • Signed Trevor Rosenthal to a 1 year, $1 million deal with a $5 million club option
  • Signed Jeremy Hellickson to a 1 year, $1 million deal with incentives, and a $8 million club option with $500k buyout
  • Signed Bruce Rondon, Ricky Nolasco, Tyson Ross to minor league deals

Chicago White Sox

  • Non-tendered Al Alburquerque
  • Traded Chris Beck to the Royals for Ian Kennedy, Josh Staumont and $16 million
  • Traded Jordan Guerrero and $4 million to the Marlins for Wei-Yin Chen, Brayan Hernandez, Merandy Gonzalez, and Edward Cabrera
  • Traded Ian Clarkin to the Orioles for Mark Trumbo, Mike Yastrzemski, and Brandon Barker
  • Traded Jose Abreu to the Mets for Dominic Smith, Jordan Humphreys, and Gavin Cecchini
  • Traded Avisail Garcia to Blue Jays for Sean Reid Foley and Justin Maese
  • Traded Jake Petricka and Zach Putnam and $4 million to the Rockies for Adam Ottavino and Forrest Wall
  • Traded Matt Cooper to the Braves for Matt Kemp, Freddy Tarnok and Kyle Muller
  • Signed Kyle Kendrick to a minor league deal

Cincinnati Reds

  • Traded Scooter Gennett to Twins for Taylor Rogers, Levi Michael, and Lamonte Wade
  • Traded Adam Duvall to the Rockies for Kyle Freeland and Harrison Musgraves
  • Signed Carlos Gomez to a two year, $15 million deal
  • Signed Andrew Bailey to a 1 year, $1 million deal with incentives
  • Signed Michael Saunders, Jason Grilli, and Scott Feldman to minor league deals

Cleveland Indians

  • Exercised option on Josh Tomlin, declined options on Michael Brantley, Boone Logan, and Craig Breslow
  • Non-tendered Abraham Almonte
  • Traded Danny Salazar, Bobby Bradley, and Yu-Chang Cheng to the Marlins for Marcell Ozuna
  • Traded Yan Gomes to the Braves for Sam Freeman
  • Traded Tyler Naquin to the Athletics for Sam Moll
  • Signed Carlos Santana to a four-year, $56 million deal with a $12 million club option and $1 million buyout and an opt out after year two
  • Signed CC Sabathia to a two-year, $24 million deal with a $10 million club option and $2 million buyout
  • Signed Bryan Shaw to a three-year, $21 million deal with a $7 million club option and $2 mill buyout
  • Signed Carlos Ruiz to minor league deals

Colorado Rockies

  • Traded Mike Dunn and Raimel Tapia to the Braves for Kurt Suzuki
  • Traded Kyle Freeland and Harrison Musgraves to Reds for Adam Duvall
  • Traded Ryan Castellani and Robert Tyler to the Athletics for Ryon Healy
  • Traded Adam Ottavino and Forrest Wall to the White Sox for Jake Petricka and Zach Putnam and $4 million
  • Traded Trevor Story and Jeff Hoffman to the Pirates for Gerrit Cole, Sean Rodriguez and $2 million
  • Traded Jordan Patterson, Tyler Nevin, and Daniel Montano to the Royals for Brandon Maurer
  • Traded Ian Desmond and $36 million to the Rays for Chih-Wei Hu, Brandon Lowe, and Yonny Chirinos
  • Traded Riley Pint and Chih-Wei Hu to the Marlins for Justin Bour
  • Traded Noel Cuevas to the Twins for Ryan Eades
  • Signed JD Martinez to a 7 year, $170 million deal
  • Signed Steve Cishek to a 3 year, $22 million deal
  • Signed Brandon Morrow to a 3 year, $22 million deal
  • Signed Joe Smith to a 2 year, $15 million deal
  • Signed Chris Stewart, Neftali Feliz, Josh Rutledge, Nick Tepesch and Hector Noesi to minor league deals

Detroit Tigers

  • Declined option on Anibal Sanchez
  • Non-tendered Andrew Romine, Bryan Holaday, Alex Presley, Bruce Rondon
  • Traded Miguel Cabrera and $120 million to the Orioles for DL Hall, Alex Wells, Lamar Sparks, Jesus Liranzo
  • Traded Jose Iglesias to the Athletics for Jesse Hahn
  • Traded Adam Revenelle and Matt Hall to the Mets for Juan Lagares
  • Traded Daniel Stumpf to the Marlins for Junichi Tazawa, Denard Span, JT Riddle, and Austin Dean
  • Traded Michael Fulmer, James McCann to the Phillies for Scott Kingery, Ben Lively, Franklyn Kilome, Mickey Moniak, Andrew Knapp
  • Traded Adam Ravenelle to the Royals for Brandon Moss and $7.25 million
  • Traded Matt Manning, Kyle Funkhouser, and Sandy Baez to the Cubs for Nick Gordon
  • Signed Jon Jay to a 2 year, $15 million deal with incentives
  • Signed Darwin Barney to a 1 year, $2 million deal
  • Jarred Cosart

Houston Astros

  • Exercised options on Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Altuve
  • Traded Collin McHugh, Tony Sipp, and $2.35 million to the Twins for Mitch Garver, Nick Burdi, and Blayne Enlow
  • Traded AJ Reed and Rogelio Armenteros to the Royals for Kelvin Herrera
  • Traded Devon Carr to the Braves for Ian Krol
  • Traded Mike Fiers to the Braves for Nick Markakis
  • Traded Evan Gattis to the Marlins for Cody Poteet
  • Traded Jon Singleton, Gilberto Celestino, and Cristian Javier to the Royals for Scott Alexander
  • Signed Lance Lynn to a four year, $64 million deal
  • Signed Wellington Castillo to a 1 year, $3.5 million deal with incentives and a $7.5 million mutual option
  • Signed Boone Logan to a one year, $4.5 million deal

Kansas City Royals

  • Traded Whit Merrifield to the Angels for Keynan Middleton, Brandon Marsh, and Jaime Barria
  • Traded Ian Kennedy, Josh Staumont and $16 million to the White Sox for Chris Beck
  • Traded Kelvin Herrera to the Astros for AJ Reed and Rogelio Armenteros
  • Traded Bubba Starling to the Orioles for Chris Davis, Tanner Scott, Anthony Santander, Milton Ramos, Jomar Reyes and $43 million plus cost of deferred payments
  • Traded Danny Duffy to Rangers for Willie Calhoun, Jurickson Profar, and Ariel Jurado
  • Traded Joakim Soria and $5 million to the Blue Jays for Max Pentecost and Ryan Borucki
  • Traded Brandon Maurer to Rockies for Jordan Patterson, Tyler Kevin, and Daniel Montano
  • Traded Scott Alexander to the Astros for Jon Singleton, Gilberto Celestino, and Cristian Javier
  • Traded Brandon Moss and $7.25 million to the Tigers for Adam Ravenelle
  • Traded Paulo Orlando to the Marlins for Shawn Kelley and Jordan Guerrero
  • Signed Jaime Garcia to a 2 year, $14 million deal
  • Signed Joe Blanton to a 1 year, $1 million deal
  • Signed Peter Moylan to a 1 year, $1 million deal
  • Signed Bud Norris to a 1 year, $1 million deal with incentives
  • Signed Hisashi Iwakuma, Dustin McGowan, Wily Peralta, and Tom Wilhelmsen to minor league deals

Los Angeles Angels

  • Declined options on Huston Street and Ricky Nolasco
  • Non-tendered Shane Robinson
  • Traded Keynan Middleton, Brandon Marsh, and Jaime Barria to the Royals for Whit Merrifield
  • Traded Garrett Richards to the Cubs for Duane Underwood and Rob Zastryzny
  • Traded Joe Gatto to the Giants for Kyle Crick and Denard Span
  • Traded Jahmai Jones, Denard Span, $8 million to the Marlins for Dan Straily and Ichiro Suzuki
  • Traded Kole Calhoun to the Giants for Chris Stratton and Jordan Johnson
  • Traded Cam Bedrosian to the Marlins for Yu-Chang Cheng and Taylor Guerreri
  • Traded Andrew Heaney to the Giants for prospects Ryan Howard (minor leagues) and Bryce Johnson
  • Traded J.C. Ramirez to the Cardinals for Tommy Edman and Alex Mejia
  • Traded Jacob Pearson to the Piartes for Kevin Newman
  • Traded Julio Garcia and Juan Graterol to the Twins for Sam Coonrod and Michael Rucker
  • Signed Justin Upton to a 5 year, $106 million deal
  • Signed Todd Frazier to a 4 year, $54 million deal
  • Signed Greg Holland to a 4 year, $48 million deal
  • Signed David Hernandez to a 3 year, $15 million deal
  • Signed Carlos Gonzalez to a 1 year, $10 million deal
  • Signed Eric Sogard to a 2 year, $4 million deal

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Declined options on Logan Forsythe and Andre Ethier
  • Signed Jose Bautista to a 2 year, $16 million deal
  • Signed Yoshihisha Hirano to a 3 year, $15 million deal
  • Signed Ubaldo Jimenez and Eric Young to minor league deals

Miami Marlins

  • Exercised option on Ichiro Suzuki
  • Traded Christian Yelich and Brad Ziegler to the Brewers for Lewis Brinson, Keon Broxton, and Isan Diaz
  • Traded Marcell Ozuna to the Indians for Danny Salazar, Bobby Bradley, and Yu-Chang Cheng
  • Traded Wei-Yin Chen, Brayan Hernandez, Merandy Gonzalez, and Edward Cabrera to the White Sox for Jordan Guerrero and $4 million
  • Traded Giancarlo Stanton to the Red Sox for Xavier Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brian Johnson, Blake Swihart
  • Traded Dan Straily and Ichiro Suzuki to the Angels for Jahmai Jones, Denard Span, and $8 million
  • Traded Junichi Tazawa, Denard Span, JT Riddle, and Austin Dean to the Tigers for Daniel Stumpf
  • Traded Jackie Bradley Jr. to the Giants for Tyler Beede, Kohl Stewart, and Derek Law
  • Traded JT Realmuto and Dee Gordon to the Athletics for Carson Kelly, Logan Shore, and Ryan Castellani
  • Traded Martin Prado, Edinson Volquez, Brian Anderson, and Tyler Kolek to the Yankees for Tyler Wade, Chases Shreve, and Caleb Smith
  • Traded Jarlin Garcia to the Rays for Brad Miller, Xavier Cedeno, and Taylor Guerreri
  • Traded Cody Poteet to the Astros for Evan Gattis
  • Traded Derek Dietrich and Chris O’Grady to the Mets for David Wright, Robert Gsellman, Andres Gimenez, Wilmer Flores, and Thomas Szapucki
  • Traded Yu-Chang Cheng and Taylor Guerreri to the Angels for Cam Bedrosian
  • Traded Drew Streckenrider, Kyle Barraclough, and Dillon Peters to the Nationals for Juan Soto and Shawn Kelley
  • Traded Joe Dunard to the Padres for Cory Spangenberg
  • Traded Justin Bour to the Rockies for Riley Pint and Chih-Wei Hu
  • Traded Ryan Castellani to the Mets for Travis d’Arnaud
  • Traded Shawn Kelley and Jordan Guerrero to the Royals for Paulo Orlando
  • In a three-team trade, traded Tyler Kinley and received Nick Markakis and Jorge Alcala
  • Signed Neil Walker to a 2 year, $14 million deal
  • Signed Jason Vargas to a 2 year, $14 million deal with incentives
  • Signed Rene Rivera to a 2 year, $4 million deal
  • Signed Trevor Cahill to a 1 year, $4 million deal
  • Signed Nori Aoki to a 1 year $1 million deal
  • Signed Tyler Clippard to a 1 year $1 million deal
  • Signed Ike Davis, Fernando Salas, Jon Niese, Wade LeBlanc, Tom Koehler, Christian Friedrich and Jace Peterson to minor league deals

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Non-tendered Carlos Torres
  • Traded Lewis Brinson, Keon Broxton, and Isan Diaz to the Marlins for Christian Yelich and Brad Ziegler
  • Traded Corey Ray, Jake Gatewood, and Larry Ernesto to the Padres for Luis Perdomo, Brad Hand, and Miguel Diaz
  • Traded Jonathan Villar, Jacob Nottingham, and Josh Pennington to the Rockies for DJ LeMahieu
  • Traded Jared Hughes to the Giants for CJ Hinojosa
  • Signed Mike Minor to a four year, $30 million deal
  • Signed Anthony Swarzak to a 2 year, $16 million deal
  • Signed Chris Young (OF), Luke Hochevar, Matt Albers, JJ Hardy, Kris Medlen, and Jonny Venters to minor league deals

Minnesota Twins

  • Declined option on Glen Perkins
  • Non-tendered Robbie Grossman and Ryan Pressley
  • Traded Mitch Garver, Nick Burdi, and Blayne Enlow to Astros for Collin McHugh, Tony Sipp, and $2.35 million
  • Traded Kohl Stewart and Tyler Duffey to the Giants for Matt Moore and $2 milion
  • Traded Phil Hughes to the Diamondbacks for Yasmany Tomas
  • Traded Zach Granite, Landon Leach, and T.J. White to the Padres for and Carter Capps, Kirby Yates, and Clayton Richard
  • Traded Kyle Gibson to the Padres for Matt Szczur
  • Traded Brian Dozier, Lewin Diaz, and $2 million to the Cardinals for Michael Wacha, Grant Holmes, Zach Jackson, Aledmys Diaz, and Jordan Hicks
  • Traded Taylor Rogers, Levi Michael, and Lamonte Wade to the Reds for Scooter Gennett
  • Traded Eduardo Escobar to Giants for Sam Coonrod and Matt Krook
  • Traded Nick Gordon to the Cubs for Michael Rucker and Cory Abbott
  • Traded Trevor Hildenberger to the Orioles for Brenan Hanifee and Ofelky Peralta
  • Traded Alex Kiriloff, Ben Rortvedt, Jose Miranda to the Pirates fr Will Craig and Calvin Mitchell
  • Traded Ryan Eades to the Rockies for Noel Cuevas
  • Traded Sam Coonrod and Michael Rucker to the Angels for Julio Garcia and Juan Graterol
  • Signed Pat Neshek to a two year, $14 million deal
  • Signed Kevin Siegrist to a 3 year, $5.2 million deal with a $4.5 million club option
  • Signed Glen Perkins, Ben Revere, Fernando Abad, Micah Owings, Dillon Gee, AJ Ellis and Mat Latos to minor league deals

New York Mets

  • Exercised options on Asdrubal Cabrera and Jerry Blevins
  • Non-tendered Nori Aoki and Tom Milone
  • Traded Dominic Smith, Jordan Humphreys, and Gavin Cecchini to the White Sox for Jose Abreu
  • Traded Juan Lagares to the Tigers for Adam Revenelle and Matt Hall
  • Traded Matt Harvey to the Giants for Andrew Suarez and Josh Osich
  • Traded David Wright, Robert Gsellman, Andres Gimenez, Wilmer Flores, and Thomas Szapucki to the Marlins for Derek Dietrich and Chris O’Grady
  • Traded Travis d’Arnaud to the Marlins for Ryan Castellani
  • Signed Jay Bruce to a 3 year $36 million deal
  • Signed Brandon Kintzler to a 2 year, $15 million deal with a $6 million club option
  • Signed Austin Jackson to a 2 year, $12 million deal
  • Signed Jonathan Lucroy to a 2 year, $12 million deal with an $8 million club option
  • Signed John Lackey to a 1 year, $6.5 million deal
  • Signed Brandon Phillips to a 1 year, $6 million deal
  • Signed Yunel Escobar to a 1 year, $2 million deal with a $5 million club option and $500k buyout
  • Signed Hector Santiago, Omar Infante, Geovany Soto, Jorge de la Rosa, Rajai Davis, and Yovani Gallardo to minor league deals

New York Yankees

  • Traded Estevan Florial, Miguel Andujar, Domingo Acevedo, Jorge Guzman to the Orioles for Zach Britton and Cameron Bishop
  • Traded Tyler Wade, Chases Shreve, and Caleb Smith to the Marlins for Martin Prado, Edinson Volquez, Brian Anderson, and Tyler Kolek
  • Signed Mike Moustakas to a 5 year, $75 million deal
  • Signed Alex Avila to a 2 year, $15 million deal

Oakland Athletics

  • Exercised option on Jed Lowrie
  • Traded Santiago Casilla, Joe Wendle, and Kendall Graveman to the Giants for Jeff Samardzija and $12 million
  • Traded Grant Holmes, Franklin Barreto and Kevin Merrell to the Cardinals for Stephen Piscotty and Carson Kelly
  • Traded Chris Hatcher and Jake Smolinski to the Rockies for Dom Nunez
  • Traded Josh Phegley to the Blue Jays for Tim Mayza
  • Traded Dakota Chalmers to the White Sox for Nate Jones
  • Traded Ryon Healy to the Rockies for Ryan Castellani and Robert Tyler
  • Traded Frankie Montas and Chad Pinder to the Blue Jays for T.J. Zeuch and Dalton Pompey
  • Traded Jesse Hahn to the Tigers for Jose Iglesias
  • Traded Jed Lowrie and Liam Hendrisk to Red Sox for Bryan Mata and Roniel Raudes
  • Traded Carson Kelly, Logan Shore, and Ryan Castellani to the Marlins for Dee Gordon and JT Realmuto
  • Traded Sam Moll to the Indians for Tyler Maquin
  • Traded Matt Joyce to the Nationals for Dillon Peters and Brigham Hill
  • Signed Tyler Chatwood to a 3 year, $22.5 million deal
  • Signed Yusmeiro Petit to a 2 year, $11 million deal
  • Signed Tom Milone, Mike Pelfrey, AJ Griffin, Bryan Holaday, Ruben Tejada, Peter Bourjos, Felix Doubront, and Blaine Boyer to minor league deals

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Non-tendered Cameron Rupp
  • Traded Mark Appel to the Padres for Nate Easley
  • Traded JoJo Romero, Dylan Cozens, and Cornelius Randolph to the Red Sox for David Price. Boston will pay $10 million on Price’s 2018 salary. If he chooses to stay (declines his player option), Boston will also pay $10 million for each of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Traded Jake Thompson to the Rangers for Josh Morgan
  • Traded Scott Kingery, Ben Lively, Franklyn Kilome, Mickey Moniak, Andrew Knapp to the Tigers for Michael Fulmer and James McCann
  • Traded Freddy Galvis to the Red Sox for Joe Kelly
  • Signed Jayson Werth to a 1 year, $5 million deal
  • Signed Brett Anderson, Danny Espinosa, Bobby Parnell and JP Howell to minor league deals

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Exercised options on Andrew McCutchen and declined options on Chris Stewart and Wade LeBlanc
  • Traded Gerrit Cole, Sean Rodriguez and $2 million to the Rockies for Trevor Story and Jeff Hoffman
  • Traded Kevin Newman to Ángels for Jacob Pearson
  • Traded Will Craig and Calvin Mitchell to Twins for Alex Kiriloff, Ben Rortvedt, Jose Miranda
  • Signed Francisco Liriano to a 1 year, $5 million deal with a $5 million club option
  • Signed Cameron Maybin to a 1 year, $5.5 million deal
  • Signed Leonys Martin to a 1 year, $1 million deal
  • Signed Oliver Perez and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to minor league deals

San Diego Padres

  • Traded Luis Perdomo, Brad Hand, and Miguel Diaz to the Brewers for Corey Ray, Jake Gatewood, and Larry Ernesto
  • Non-tendered Christian Friedrich, Jarred Cosart, and Kyle Gibson
  • Traded Nate Easley to the Phillies for Mark Appel
  • Traded Travis Jankowski to the Rangers for Michael de Leon
  • Traded Carter Capps, Kirby Yates, and Clayton Richard to the Twins for Zach Granite, Landon Leach, and T.J. White
  • Traded Matt Szczur to the Twins for Kyle Gibson
  • Traded Yangervis Solarte to the Giants for Bryan Reynolds and Shaun Anderson
  • Traded Cory Spangenberg to Marlins for Joe Dunand
  • Signed Shelby Miller to a 1 year, $8 million deal with a $8 million club option
  • Signed Michael Pineda to a 1 year, $7.5 million deal
  • Signed Craig Stammen to a 2 year, $3 million deal
  • Signed Fernando Rodney to a 1 year, $3.5 million deal
  • Signed Huston Street to a 1 year, $3 million deal
  • Signed Alcdies Escobar to a 1 year, $2 million deal
  • Signed Kyle Gibson to a 1 year, $2 million deal with a $6 million club option and $1 million buyout
  • Signed Trevor Plouffe to a 1 year, $1 million deal
  • Signed Jordan Lyles, Adam Rosales, Daniel Bard, Edwin Jackson, Desmond Jennings, Andre Ethier, James Loney, and Ernesto Frieri to minor league deals

San Francisco Giants

  • Traded Jeff Samardzija and $12 million to the Athletics for Santiago Casilla, Joe Wendle, and Kendall Graveman
  • Traded Matt Moore and $2 Million to the Twins for Kohl Stewart and Tyler Duffey
  • Traded Will Smith to the Cubs for Chesny Young
  • Traded CJ Hinojosa to the Brewers for Jared Hughes
  • Traded Kyle Crick and Denard Span to the Angels for Joe Gatto
  • Traded Brandon Belt and $31 Million to the Orioles for Hunter Harvey, Adam Hall, DJ Stewart, and Miguel Gomez
  • Traded Tyler Beede, Kohl Stewart, and Derek Law to the Marlins for Jackie Bradley Jr.
  • Traded Chris Stratton and Jordan Johnson to the Angels for Kole Calhoun
  • Traded Bryan Reynolds and Shaun Anderson to the Padres for Yangervis Solarte
  • Traded Sam Coonrod and Matt Krook to the Twins for Eduardo Escobar
  • Traded Andrew Suarez and Josh Osich to the Mets for Matt Harvey
  • Traded Ryan Howard (minor leagues) and Bryce Johnson to the Angels for Andrew Heaney
  • Signed Eric Hosmer to a 6 year $132 million deal
  • Signed Henderson Alvarez to a 2 year, $6 million deal
  • Signed Cameron Rupp to a 2 year, $4 million deal
  • Signed Drew Storen to a 1 year, $2 million deal

Seattle Mariners

  • Declined options on Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo
  • Traded Edwin Diaz to the Nationals for Michael A Taylor
  • Traded Kyle Seager and Tony Zych to the Braves for Kevin Maitan and Joey Wentz
  • Signed Lucas Duda to a 3 year, $17 million deal
  • Signed Jose Reyes to a 1 year, $4 million deal with a $4 million club option
  • Signed Brian Matusz to a one year, $2 million deal
  • Signed Hank Conger to a minor league deal

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Non-tendered Trevor Rosenthal
  • Traded Stephen Piscotty and Carson Kelly to the Athletics for Grant Holmes, Franklin Barreto and Kevin Merrell
  • Traded Michael Wacha, Grant Holmes, Zach Jackson, Aledmys Diaz, and Jordan Hicks to the Twins for Brian Dozier, Lewin Diaz, and $2 million
  • Traded Tommy Edman and Alex Mejia to the Angels for J.C. Ramirez
  • Signed Jake Arrieta to a 4 year, $88 million deal
  • Signed Wade Davis to a four year, $60 million deal
  • Signed Eduardo Nunez to a 3 year, $25 million deal
  • Signed Chris Tillman to a 1 year, $4 million deal
  • Signed Chris Hermann to a 1 year, $3 million deal
  • Signed Koji Uehara to 1 year, $3 million deal
  • Signed Shawn Tolleson, Matt Garza, Andrew Romine, John Axford, Allen Craig and Derek Holland to minor league deals

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Exercised option on Nate Eovaldi
  • Non-tendered Shawn Tolleson
  • Traded Brad Miller, Xavier Cedeno, and Taylor Guerreri to the Marlins for Jarlin Garcia
  • Traded Chih-Wei Hu, Brandon Lowe, and Yonny Chirinos to the Rockies for Ian Desmond and $36 million
  • In a three-team trade, Rays trade Alex Colome, Curt Casali, and Ryan Yarborough and receive JB Bukauskas, David Paulino, Brady Rodgers, Fredusi Nova, and Tyler Kinley
  • Signed Curtis Granderson to a 1 year, $4.5 million deal
  • Signed Seung-Hwan Oh to a 1 year, $3.5 million deal
  • Signed Wade Miley, Jason Motte and Ryan Hanigan to minor league deals

Texas Rangers

  • Exercised options on Tony Barnette and Martin Perez, declined option on Mike Napoli
  • Non-tendered AJ Griffin
  • Traded Josh Morgan to Phillies for Jake Thompson
  • Traded Michael De Leon to the Padres for Travis Jankowski
  • Traded Willie Calhoun, Jurickson Profar, and Ariel Jurado to the Royals for Danny Duffy
  • Signed Lorenzo Cain to a 5 year, $70 million deal
  • Signed Miles Mikolas to a two-year, $16 million deal with a $12 million vesting option and $1 million buyout
  • Signed Miguel Gonzalez to a 1 year, $6 million deal with a $8 million club option and a $1 million buyout
  • Signed Chris Martin for 2 years, $6 million with a $5 million club option and $1 million buyout
  • Signed Robbie Ross and Bobby Wilson to minor league deals

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Declined option on Jose Bautista
  • Non-tendered Tom Koehler
  • Traded Tim Mayza to the Athletics for Josh Phegley
  • Traded Sean Reid Foley and Justin Maese to the White Sox for Avisail Garcia
  • Traded T.J. Zeuch and Dalton Pompey to the Athletics for Frankie Montas and Chad Pinter
  • Traded Anthony Alford to the Diamondbacks for Jack Reinheimer and Randall Delgado
  • Traded Max Pentecost and Ryan Borucki to the Royals for Joakim Soria and $5 million
  • Signed Andrew Cashner to a 2 year, $12 million deal

Washington Nationals

  • Exercised option on Adam Lind
  • Traded Michael A Taylor to the Mariners for Edwin Diaz
  • Traded Andrew Stevenson to the Diamondbacks for Matt Koch
  • Traded Juan Soto and Shawn Kelley to the Marlins for Drew Streckenrider, Kyle Barraclough, and Dillon Peters
  • Traded Dillon Peters and Brigham Hill to the Athletics for Matt Joyce
  • Signed Tony Watson to a 2 year, $14 million deal
  • Signed Brian Duensing to a 2 year, $8 million deal with a $5 million club option
  • Signed Howie Kendrick to a 1 year, $6.5 million deal
  • Signed Jose Lobaton to a 1 year, $1.5 million deal
  • Signed Zack Duke to a 1 year, $1 million deal
  • Signed Nick Hundley, Seth Smith, Jered Weaver, Stephen Drew and Joaquin Benoit to minor league deals

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