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One great free-agent signing for each MLB team

[ad_1] Here's a look at the best free-agent signings for each team this century. Some of these players are still on the team, some of them provided their teams tons of value in the past, some of them are just getting warmed up. Last year, teams were hesitant to jump into free agency. Here are some arguments from the past as to why they should.Note: For each player, the year
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Largest contracts in MLB history

[ad_1] For a long time, the 2018-19 free agency period was hyped as a potentially historic one. Now it's exactly that.With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado both hitting the market at once, it seemed like it was just a matter of who would sign a record-setting contract first. On Tuesday, after a long winter of waiting, the baseball world got its answer: Machado, who has agreed to a 10-year, $300
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Manny Machado projected statistics until 2025

[ad_1] A version of this story first appeared on MLB.com on Jan. 9.Manny Machado was seeking one of the biggest contracts in baseball history this offseason, and now he has it. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, citing a league source, reported Tuesday that the 26-year-old infielder had agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres that at least temporarily set a record for a free agent. It's not difficult to understand
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Most Shocking Free Agent Signings in Baseball

[ad_1] Since the first free-agent signing of the modern era back in 1974, there have been several free-agent deals that shook the baseball world and realigned power across the Majors. Here's a look at several moves that changed the landscape of baseball, and in some cases were downright shocking:2018-19: Manny Machado agrees to deal with PadresEven before the 2018-19 offseason started, we knew it would be defined by the Machado
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Bryce Harper Rumors | MLB.com

[ad_1] After a seven-season tenure with the Nationals that included a National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2012, an NL MVP Award in 2015 and six All-Star nods, Bryce Harper is now a free agent for the first time.Below you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the outfielder.How Machado's record-breaking deal with Padres impacts HarperFeb. 19: Manny Machado appears to have found a new
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2018-19 MLB Offseason analysis for each move

[ad_1] There have been dozens of moves so far this winter, including trades, free-agent signings, waiver claims and so on, and we'll be examining each of them right here. For our purposes, we're only looking at players who found new homes, so moves like Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce returning to Boston, J.A. Happ and Zach Britton staying in the Bronx, or Mike Moustakas remaining in Milwaukee won't be reflected here.
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Dominican Republic showcase helping prospects

[ad_1] BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic -- The gap that separates the pros from the amateurs this week at the Mets' academy is about 10 yards wide. It's lined with 15-foot palm trees and manicured hedges with an orange sidewalk running through the middle of it.On Field No. 1, there are 130 players from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela showing off their skills in front of scouts at Major League Baseball's
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Fantasy rankings for MLB relievers

[ad_1] The Mets valued Edwin Diaz highly enough to pull out all the stops to acquire him -- and fantasy owners should too.Diaz headlines the top tier of closers for 2019. If you're planning to grab a relief pitcher relatively early, it's going to be either him or one of the few established, year-in, year-out stars at the position.Otherwise, you could grab a breakout star closer like Blake Treinen in
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Mets 2019 Top 30 Prospects list

[ad_1] The Mets played like a playoff-caliber team out of the gate in 2018, winning 17 of their first 26 games through the end of April. Over the next two months, however, the club won just 15 games, posting a 5-21 record in June that marked a low point in their season and coincided with longtime general manager Sandy Alderson stepping down from his position.The Mets recovered to play .500
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Nationals 2019 Top 30 Prospects list

[ad_1] There's something to be said about the Nationals' track record of scouting, signing and developing international prospects.The decision to call up 19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto to the Major Leagues last May seemed aggressive at the time, even if only because he had opened the season in the Class A South Atlantic League one month prior, on the heels of an injury-plagued 2017 campaign. But Soto was anything but overmatched,