MLB Rumors: Live Updates from Free Agent Madness as Javier Báez, Corey Seager, and Max Scherzer Find New Homes

Major League Baseball’s hot stove heats up with an impending loss of work. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expires on Wednesday evening, and the activities of the free agents will be suspended until the players union and league can reach a new agreement – a process that could take months.

Lots of players and teams are closing deals ahead of the lockdown and this has led to some free-agent madness in the past two days. By Tuesday morning, six of our top 10 free agents have signed:

  1. SS Carlos Correa
  2. SS Corey Seager: 10 years, $ 325 million at Rangers
  3. 3B / OV Kris Bryant
  4. IF Marcus Semien: 7 years, $ 175 million with Rangers
  5. 1B Freddie Freeman
  6. LHP Robbie Ray: 5 years, $ 115 million at Mariners
  7. RHP Max Scherzer: 3 years, $ 130 million with Mets
  8. RHP Kevin Gausman: 5 years, $ 110 million with Blue Jays
  9. RHP Marcus Stroman
  10. FROM Starling Marte: 4 years, $ 78 million with Mets

The Rangers and Mets were the most active teams in the free agency, and it’s not particularly tight either. In addition to Seager and Semien, Texas has also signed Righty John Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. In addition to Scherzer and Marte, the Mets also signed infielder Eduardo Escobar and outfield Mark Canha. The two clubs have pledged over $ 800 million for free agents.

Although the free agency has been very active in the last few days, the trading market has mostly turned cold, at least for the time being. The Pirates sent three-player catcher Jacob Stallings to the Marlins on Tuesday, and that’s about it as far as remarkable trades are concerned. My guess is that before the CBA expires, the teams will focus on the free agency and deal with trades later.

Tuesday will serve as the “soft” deadline for free agents to sign, as teams and players will need time to work out contract details and review medical information before the CBA expires. The two sides, unable to reach a last-minute deal, put pen to paper. Here’s a look at the notable free agent deals that have been going on since Sunday night.

Notable offerings for hot stoves

  • Corey Seager and the Rangers have made a 10-year pact for $ 325 million (full story here).
  • Max Scherzer and the Mets signed a three-year $ 130 million deal (full story here).
  • Robbie Ray agreed to a five-year $ 115 million deal with the Mariners (full story here).
  • The Marlins acquired Jacob Stallings in a four-player deal with the Pirates. the teams have announced.
  • Marcus Semien agreed to a seven-year $ 175 million deal with the Rangers (full story here).
  • Javier Báez agreed to a six-year $ 140 million deal with the Tigers (full story here).
  • The Marlins and Avisaíl García signed a four-year deal worth $ 53 million (full story here).
  • Kevin Gausman and the Blue Jays signed a five-year $ 110 million deal (full story here).
  • Jon Gray and the Rangers signed a four-year $ 56 million deal (full story here).
  • Leury Garcia has signed a three-year deal with the White Sox. per Jon Heyman from MLB Network.
  • Corey Kluber signed a one-year deal with the Rays after serving with the Yankees in 2021 (full story here).
  • Reliever Kirby Yates signed a two-year deal for $ 8.25 million with the Braves, the team said.
  • Reliever Daniel Hudson is close to a one-year $ 7 million deal with the Dodgers. per ESPN Jeff Passan.
  • Catcher Yan Gomes agreed to a two-year deal for $ 13 million. reports Craig Mish.

We’ll be providing live updates throughout Tuesday as teams push for more deals to be closed. Follow below.

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