Baseball’s winter meetings have ended. The Phillies acquired free agents RHP Zack Wheeler and SS Didi Gregorius. They also selected an infielder from the Cubs organization during the Rule 5 draft and flipped him to Oakland for “cash considerations”, maybe just the $24,000 for making the selection or hopefully for some international dollars which are traded in $250K increments. Even the minimum international allotment would be nice.
Big names have been flying of the board at a refreshing rate this off season. Fifteen of MLBTR’s top 20 free agents have signed. They are listed below with MLBTR’s projection and the actual contract outlay/status. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 16th