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Master List Of All Free Agents Signed In 2013 Winter – Heading Into 2014 MLB Year

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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It has been a record setting year for contract $ doled out for players.  When you factor in the player extensions, we are talking about 7 contracts registering in the top 50 Player contracts in the history of the game.

Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw, Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Freddie Freeman, Shin-Soo Choo and Homer Bailey have inked deal for between $105 MIL to $240 MIL.

Now there is word the Angels are working on an extension with Mike Trout, to the tune of 6 YRs/$150 MIL,  from 2015 – 2020.  This would be the 22nd highest contract in MLB History.

For the record, Trout’s deal for 2014 is already set at $510 K, and any extension wouldn’t have Luxury Tax Ramifications until his new deal would start in 2015.

Mike Trout is one of the best young players in the game of baseball today. The outfielder plays great defense by using his tremendous speed to track down fly balls. He is also a great hitter that can hit for both power and a high average. With Trout's arsenal of talent, he could command way north of $30 MIL per year, if the Angels extend him, they would buy 2 - 3 years worth of Free Agency away for about that amount per year.  This is a good idea.

Mike Trout is one of the best young players in the game of baseball today. The outfielder plays great defense by using his tremendous speed to track down fly balls. He is also a great hitter that can hit for both power and a high average. With Trout’s arsenal of talent, he could command way north of $30 MIL per year, if the Angels extend him, they would buy 2 – 3 years worth of Free Agency away for about that amount per year. This is a good idea.

I like the idea of buying out 3 Free Agent years for the 22 Year Old.

Since Trout is due Arbitration from 2015 – 2017, probably at a record rate of at least $55 – $60 MIL anyway, he would be making about $90 – $95 MIL for the years of 2018 – 2020.

The dollars would be about $31 or $32 MIL per year during that time, but it is a great deal when you can only imagine what would happen for the guy to hit the open market.

Albert Pujols will be tied into his deal still, having his contract officially ending after the 2021 year.

Okay, so here are the other players to have signed deals this offseason.  There has been 2.4 Billion Dollars forked out for 140 Players in Free Agency and extensions on this list.

Players Team Yrs $ in MIL POS
 American League
Brett Gardner  NYY  4  52  OF
Delmon Young, Minor LG BAL 1 1 DH/1B
Alexi Casilla, BAL 1 TBD INF
Ubaldo Jimenez. BAL 4 50 SP
Ryan Webb, BAL 1 ARB RP
Nelson Cruz, BAL 1 8 LF/DH
A.J. Pierzynski, BOS 1 8.25 C
Mike Napoli, BOS 2 32 DH/1B
Chris Capuano BOS 1 2.25 SP
Edward Mujica BOS 2 9.5 RP
Rich Hill, Minor LG BOS 1 TBD RP
Jason Giambi, Minor LG CLE 1 1 DH/1B
David Murphy, CLE 2 12 OF
David Aardsma, Minor LG CLE 1 TBD RP
Aaron Harang, Minor LG CLE 1 TBD SP
Paul Konerko, CWS 1 2.5 DH/1B
Jose Abreu, CWS 6 68 DH/1B
Scott Downs, CWS 1 4 RP
Joe Nathan, DET 2 21 CL
Rajai Davis, DET 2 10 OF
Joba Chamberlain, DET 1 2.5 RP
Scott Feldman, HOU 3 30 SP
Chad Qualls, HOU 2 6 RP
Jesse Crain, HOU 1 3.25 RP
Matt Albers, HOU 1 2.45 RP
Cesar Izturis, Minor LG HOU 1 0.5 INF
Jason Vargas, KC 4 32 SP
Omar Infante, KC 4 30.25 INF
Bruce Chen, KC 1 4.25 RP/SP
Raul Ibanez, LAA 1 2.75 OF/DH
Joe Smith, LAA 3 15.75 RP
John MacDonald, Minor LG LAA 1 TBD INF
Chad Tracy, Minor LG LAA 1 TBD INF
Mark Mulder, Minor LG LAA 1 Retired INF
Yorvit Torrealba, Minor LG LAA 1 TBD INF
Carlos Pena, Minor LG LAA 1 1 1B/DH
Ricky Nolasco, MIN 4 49 SP
Phil Hughes, MIN 3 24 SP
Jason Kubel, Minor LG MIN 1 2 DH/OF
Mike Pelfrey, MIN 2 11 SP
Kurt Suzuki, MIN 1 2.75 C
Matt Guerrier, Minor LG MIN 1 1 RP
Brendan Ryan, NYY 2 5 INF
Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY 7 153 CF
Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 7 155 SP
Carlos Beltran, NYY 3 45 OF/DH
Brian McCann NYY 5 85 C
Matt Thornton, NYY 2 7 RP
Hiroki Kuroda, NYY 1 16.5 RP
Kelly Johnson, NYY 1 3 INF/OF
Brian Roberts, NYY 1 2 2B
Nick Punto, OAK 1 3 INF
Scott Kazmir, OAK 2 22 SP
Eric O’Flaherty, OAK 2 7 RP
Willie Bloomquist, SEA 1 5.8 UTIL
Robinson Cano, SEA 10 240 2B
Corey Hart, SEA 1 6 1B/DH
Franklin Gutierrez, SEA 1 1 OF
Humberto Quintero, MiLB SEA 1 TBD C
John Buck, SEA 1 1 C
Endy Chavez, MiLB SEA 1 0.75 OF
Fernando Rodney, SEA 2 14 CL
Scott Baker, MiLB SEA 1 1 SP
Geovany Soto, TEX 1 3.05 C
Jason Frasor, TEX 1 1.75 RP
Shin-Soo Choo, TEX 7 130 OF
Colby Lewis, MiLB TEX 1 TBD SP
J.P. Arencibia, (ARB 15 – 16) TEX 1 1.8 C
Dioner Navarro, TOR 2 8 C
Munenori Kawasaki, MiLB TOR 1 TBD UTIL
National League
 Free Agents/Some Extensions
Homer Bailey  CIN  6  105  SP
Eric Chavez, ARI 1 3.5 3B/PH
Bronson Arroyo, ARI 2 23.75 SP
Andrelton Simmons, ATL (EXT) 7 58 SS
Freddie Freeman, ATL (EXT) 8 135 1B
Julio Teheran, ATL (EXT) 6 32.4 SP
Craig Kimbrel, ATL (EXT) 4 42 CL
Jason Heyward, ATL (EXT) 2 13.3 OF
Gavin Floyd, ATL 1 4 SP
Freddy Garcia, MiLB ATL 1 1.25 SP/RP
Tsuyoshi Wada, MiLB CHC 1 0.8 SP
Jose Veras, CHC 1 4 RP
Jason Hammel, CHC 1 6 SP
Brayan Pena, CIN 1 2.275 C
Skip Schumaker, CIN 2 5 2B/OF
Manny Parra, CIN 2 5.5 RP
Jeff Francis, MiLB CIN 1 TBD SP
Ramon Santiago, MiLB CIN 1 1.1 2B/3B
LaTroy Hawkins, COL 1 2.5 RP
Justin Morneau, COL 2 13 1B
Boone Logan, COL 3 16.5 RP
Nick Masset, MiLB COL 1 1.2 RP
Dan Haren, LAD 1 10 SP
Brian Wilson, LAD 1 10 RP
Jamey Wright, LAD 1 1.8 RP
J.P. Howell, LAD 2 11.25 RP
Juan Uribe, LAD 2 15 3B
Paul Maholm, LAD 1 1.5 RP/SP
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, MIA 3 21 C
Garrett Jones, MIA 2 7.75 1B/RF
Rafael Furcal, MIA 1 3 SS
Reed Johnson, MiLB MIA 1 1 OF
Carlos Marmol, MIA 1 1.25 RP
Zach Duke, MiLB MIL 1 TBD RP/SP
Mark Reynolds, MiLB MIL 1 2 3B/1B
Lyle Overbay. MiLB MIL 1 1.5 1B
Francisco Rodriguez, MIL 1 3.25 RP
Matt Garza, MIL 4 50 SP
Chris Young, NYM 1 7.25 OF
Bartolo Colon, NYM 2 20 SP
Curtis Granderson, NYM 4 60 OF
Kyle Farnsworth, MiLB NYM 1 1 RP
Daisuke Matsuzaka, MiLB NYM 1 TBD SP
Marlon Byrd, PHI 2 16 OF
A.J. Burnett, PHI 1 15 SP
Carlos Ruiz, PHI 3 26 C
Wil Nieves, PHI 1 1.125 C
Roberto Hernandez, PHI 1 4 SP
Bobby Abreu, MiLB PHI 1 TBD OF
Ronny Cedeno, MiLB PHI 1 TBD INF
Chad Gaudin, MiLB PHI 1 TBD SP/RP
Edinson Volquez, PIT 1 5 SP
Clint Barmes, PIT 1 2 SS
Jhonny Peralta, STL 4 52 SS/3B
Mark Ellis, STL 1 5.25 2B
Josh Johnson, SD 1 8 SP
Joaquin Benoit, SD 2 15.5 RP
Tim Hudson, SF 2 23 SP
Tim Lincecum, SF 2 35 SP
Ryan Vogelsong, SF 1 5 SP
Mike Morse, SF 1 8 SP
Hunter Pence, SF 5 90
Kameron Loe, MiLB SF 1 TBD RP
Nate McLouth, WSH 2 10.75 OF
Chris Snyder, MiLB WSH 1 TBD C
Luis Ayala, MiLB WSH 1 TBD RP
2.4 BILLION/140 Players 2398
Atlanta has been the lining the pockets of its youngsters since the new stadium plans were revealed.  Freeman (8 YRs/$135 MIL), Teheran (6 YRs./$32.4 MIL), Simmons (7 YRs/$58 MIl), Heyward (2 Yrs/$13.3 MIL) and Kimbrel (4 YRs/$42 MIL) almost represents $300 MIL to their core talent on the team this offseason.  This makes up for their lack of movement on Free Agency.

Atlanta has been the lining the pockets of its youngsters since the new stadium plans were revealed. Freeman (8 YRs/$135 MIL), Teheran (6 YRs./$32.4 MIL), Simmons (7 YRs/$58 MIl), Heyward (2 Yrs/$13.3 MIL) and Kimbrel (4 YRs/$42 MIL) almost represents $300 MIL to their core talent on the team this offseason. This makes up for their lack of movement on Free Agency.  Atlanta’s management has their top guys all pretty much signed when they will enter their new stadium in Cobb County, GA in 2017.

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