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  1. What the Red Sox get in Rusney Castillo

    Keith Law

    The Boston Red Sox signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a six-year, $72 million contract that set a record for an international free agent, reflecting the success of most of the Cuban position players who've come over so far, and the fact that ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Miguel Cabrera deal a disaster for Detroit

    Keith Law

    In analyzing Miguel Cabrera's enormous contract extension with the Detroit Tigers, I might as well just rerun my column on the Ryan Howard contract from April 2010: Teams just do not need to extend veteran players who are two years from free agency o...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Jose Abreu's swing looks great

    Keith Law

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox signed Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu to a six-year, $68 million contract with some expectation that he'd be in their lineup this season, the sooner the better given the size of the investment. Given what I sa...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. Jimenez makes sense for the Orioles

    Keith Law

    The Baltimore Orioles get a mild bargain in Ubaldo Jimenez -- four years for close to $50 million -- by waiting out the market, although the loss of the 17th overall pick in the 2014 draft stings, and Ubaldo himself is still a volatile asset. That sa...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Phillies flounder with A.J. Burnett deal

    Keith Law

    Without context, the signing of A.J. Burnett looks like a coup for the Phillies. They signed one of the top dozen starters in the National League from 2013 to a one-year deal that, at $16 million, doesn't overpay based on his recent standard of produ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  6. Quick thoughts on two Pittsburgh moves

    Keith Law

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a pair of smaller moves on Wednesday, one great, one ... a little less so. Signing Charlie Morton to a three-year, $21 million extension that buys out two of his free agent years at a small discount to market makes a to...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  7. Granderson an obvious upgrade for Mets

    Keith Law

    The New York Mets' four-year, $60 million deal with Curtis Granderson addresses a very dire need, as their 2013 corner outfielders ranked somewhere between leeching and homeopathy on the effectiveness scale. Even if Granderson, recovered from two fra...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  8. Cano improves Mariners, but enough?

    Keith Law

    The contract that will send Robinson Cano to the Mariners is absurdly long, but $24 million a year is very reasonable for a player who's the best in the game at his position and regularly among the top five in his league. He fills a general hole for ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Ellsbury deal not as crazy as it seems

    Keith Law

    The New York Yankees' seven-year, $153 million contract with Jacoby Ellsbury, the second-best free agent available this offseason, seems shocking for its sheer size and for the fact that the Yankees already had a viable center fielder (Brett Gardner)...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. Analyzing the Navarro and Stewart deals

    Keith Law

    I liked Dioner Navarro as a potential value signing in free agency this winter, looking at the catcher for one year and about $2 million (which could easily stretch to $2.5 million to $3 million, with continued acceleration in free-agent salaries thi...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. Nolasco signing necessary for the Twins

    Keith Law

    Ricky Nolasco's four-year deal with the Twins almost seems cheap given its average annual value of just over $12 million, with a club option that could vest and become a player option that could make the contract a five-year, $61 million deal in the ...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  12. Brian McCann fills Yankees' biggest void

    Keith Law

    The New York Yankees' move to sign Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract might be the easiest, best upgrade any contender could make this offseason. They played a variety of offensive ciphers at the position in 2013, getting just 0.9 W...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  13. Analyzing the Johnson and Murphy deals

    Keith Law

    The San Diego Padres signed perhaps my favorite one-year-deal candidate of the offseason, Josh Johnson, to what I'd call a fair contract, $8 million for 2014, but not a bargain given the risk involved. There's reportedly some protection for the c...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  14. Phils put faith in Byrd's outlier season

    Keith Law

    I said I wouldn't go beyond $6-7 million and one year for Marlon Byrd, but Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro just couldn't help himself and signed the outfielder to a two-year, $16 million deal that is a little overpriced but also ind...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  15. Giants pay Lincecum for past glory

    Keith Law

    By giving Tim Lincecum a two-year, $35 million contract, the Giants seem to be paying him for the pitcher he used to be during his peak years, not the pitcher he's been in the past two or even three seasons. It's a glorified thank-you gesture, one th...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  16. Ryu underwhelming against Cleveland

    Keith Law

    The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million deal this offseason that indicated that they saw him as a potential mid-rotation starter, a reasonable assumption given his success as a starter in Korea's major...

    Blog | March 07, 2013