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Christmas came early for MLB front offices, and in a big way

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Christmas came early for MLB front offices, and in a big way.The 2018 free-agent list is unlike any we've seen in recent memory. With superstars like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper on the open market, the balance in MLB power could drastically shift in any directions.But it doesn't end with Machado and Harper: Patrick Ricky Watters Jersey Corbin, Dallas Keucheland others headline this season's greetings of stars on the market.MORE: Sporting News will keeptrack ofall the latest signings this offseason below.MLB hot stove tracker, completed dealsAstros add to rotation with Wade MileyDeal: One year, $4.5 million, plus incentivesAnalysis (Gatto): Miley will slot into the middle of Houston's rotation in 2019 after righting himself with the Brewers last season. The 32-year-old left-hander produced a 2.57 ERA in 80 2/3 innings for the NL Central champs, keyed by improved control. He averaged 3.0 walks per nine innings after i suing 5.3 per nine with the Orioles in 2017. His strikeout rate fell to a career-low 5.6 per nine, however.Greg Holland joins Diamondbacks' late-inning mixDeal: One year, $3.25 million, plus incentivesAnalysis (Gatto): Arizona may have found a super-cheap ninth-inning option here. Holland regained his effectivene s late last season with the Nationals after an awful stretch with the Cardinals, with whom he signed on March 31. The former Royals and Rockies closer allowed just two earned runs in 21 1/3 innings for Washington, although he did i sue 10 walks. Arizona could go with Archie Bradley to close, but he's seen as more of a «relief ace» who can pitch multiple innings and in multiple situations.Twins bring in Martin PerezDeal: One year, $3.5 million, $7.5 million option for 2020 ($500,000 buyout)Analysis (Gatto): The 27-year-old left-hander cratered in 2018 after two decent seasons with the Rangers. He lost his starting spot and finished with a 6.22 ERA. With Trey Sermon Jersey the Twins, he figures to slot in as the No. 4 or No. 5 starter and serve as a stopgap until the organization's pitching prospects show they're ready.Blue Jays get deeper in infield with Freddy GalvisDeal: One year, $4 million, $5 million option for 2020 ($1 million buyout)Analysis (Gatto): Galvis can potentially fill multiple roles in Toronto: a replacement for incumbent shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and a bridge to prospect Bo Bichette; a platoon partner for second baseman Devon Travis; or a super utility player who can play three infield spots (second, short and third) and the outfield. Galvis, 29, played in all 162 games for the Padres last season and tied a career high with 67 RBIs.Neil Walker to add experience to MarlinsDeal: One year, $2 millionAnalysis (Gatto): Walker, 33, is embracing the idea of being a mentor to Miami's young players, drawing on the le sons he learned as an up-and-coming player with Pirates several years back. The switch-hitting veteran is a fit as a platoon player at first or third base, and he could also spell Starlin Castro at second base. Walker is coming off a bad season with the Yankees; he produced just a 79 OPS+, a career low for a full season.Rangers add Shawn Kelley to revamped bullpenDeal: One year, $2.5 million, $2.5 million option for 2020 ($ Terrell Owens Jersey 250,000 buyout)Analysis (Gatto): Texas has added multiple free-agent pitchers this offseason, and Kelley is part of the group. The 34-year-old right-hander shined with the A's (2.16 ERA in 16 2/3 innings) last year after being DFA'd by the Nationals over an on-field fit of pique. He figures to begin the season as a part of Texas' bridge to closer Jose Leclerc.Mets find lefty relief with Justin WilsonDeal: Two years, $10 millionAnalysis (Gatto): Wilson fills a big need for New York, which previously counted nonroster invitee Luis Avilan and youngster Daniel Zamora as its primary lefty relievers. He struck out 69 batters in just 54 2/3 innings for the Cubs in 2018, but his 33 walks were cause for concern. Durability is one of Wilson's strong suits; he has pitched in 58 or more games in each of his six full major league seasons.Dodgers snag A.J. PollockDeal: Four years, $50 million, $15 million vesting option for 2023, opt-out after three seasons ($5 million buyout)Analysis (Gatto): LA replenishes its outfield stock with Pollock after trading Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Reds. He's one of the National League's top all-around center fielders when healthy, but there are doubts after he played in just 112 and 113 games, respectively, in 2017 and 2018. He hit a career-high 21 home runs last year but his .800 OPS was barely above average.Retooling Mariners bring in Hunter StricklandDeal: One year, $1.3 million, plus incentivesAnalysis (Gatto): Strickland is part of Seattle's buy-and-sell offseason. He'll havean opportunity to recover from Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey a downturn in performance last season with the Giants. The 30-year-old right-hander registered a career-low 7.3 strikeouts (against 4.2 walks per nine) in 2018, which contributed to a career-high 4.42 FIP. He registered 14 saves as a fill-in closer, but did it while posting a career-high 3.97 ERA.Indians re-sign Oliver PerezDeal: One year, $2.5 million, $2.75 million vesting option for 2020Analysis (Gatto): Perez, 37, was rewarded for becoming a lights-out lefty specialist with Cleveland last season. He allowed just 24 baserunners in 32 1/3 innings over 51 appearances. The Tribe's 'pen remains deep even after losing Cody Allen as a free agent in the offseason.Marco Estrada joins A'sDeal: One year, $4 millionAnalysis (Gatto): Oakland now has two certain starters with Estrada and fellow offseason signee Mike Fiers. Estrada, 35, is coming off a career-worst season with the Blue Jays (5.64 ERA/5.44 FIP, 29 home runs allowed) and will be three years removed from an All-Star appearance when the 2019season begins.Rangers complete infield with Asdrubal CabreraDeal: One year, $3.5 millionAnalysis (Gatto): Cabrera begins his Texas tenure as the succe sor to retired third baseman Adrian Beltre, but he could also fill a utility role if needed. He still has the hands of a high-level shortstop, but age ( Jerry Rice Jersey he'll be 33 on Opening Day) and injuries have taken away some of his range. His switch-hit power should play well at Globe Life Park. He's coming off a 23-home-run season with the Mets and Phillies.Yankees deepen 'pen with Adam OttavinoDeal: Three years, $27 millio


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