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  1. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. The Dodgers and the Curse of Plenty

    Jonah Keri

    As the calendar flipped over to June last season, the Dodgers faced what seemed like an easy decision. Six and a half months earlier, they had signed All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp to a $160 million contract extension, ensuring that their fran...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  3. Rays Lock Up Longoria for $100 Million ... and They're Just Getti...

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays signed Evan Longoria to a six-year, $100 million contract extension, a deal that locks up the All-Star third baseman through at least 2022 and offers a glimpse into the future of the Rays and the sport. Longoria, 27, was signed ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  4. Phillies Get Cole in Their Early Christmas Stocking

    Jonah Keri

    Cole Hamels agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Phillies that will pay him $144 million over six years. Looks like the biggest move of the trade deadline [puts on sunglasses] ... wasn't a trade at all. The deal is the second-largest eve...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  5. Opportunity Knocks and Opportunity Costs for Cain and Votto

    Jonah Keri

    When the news broke that the Giants had signed Matt Cain to a five-year, $112.5 million contract extension a year before he could hit the free-agent market, the first thought that popped into my head was opportunity cost. An economic term, opport...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  6. The Two Towers: Is Arizona's Front Office Reloading the Diam...

    Jonah Keri

    On February 3, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced contract extensions for the franchise's two most visible leaders, general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. At first glance, this seemed like standard operating proce...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. Verlander, Posey, and the Death of Free Agency

    Jonah Keri

    Justin Verlander and Buster Posey both signed gigantic contract extensions, underscoring a growing trend in baseball: the death of free agency. Already signed through 2014, Verlander's extension with the Tigers will last five years and pay him $14...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. Early-Season Contract Extensions Raise a Few Questions

    Jonah Keri

    Three big contract extensions in 24 hours. How'd the Indians, Rangers, and Reds do? Let's take a look. Carlos Santana signs a five-year, $21 million deal with the Indians that includes a $12 million club option for a sixth year. Seven years...

    Blog | April 11, 2012