Major League Baseball’s free agent period is open. While the possibility of a lockdown arriving on December 1 (when the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires) could cause activity to be halted for an indefinite period, the teams want to add to the roster. Their books are starting to shop.
Famous pitchers like Justin Verlander, Noah Syndergaard and Eduardo Rodriguez was one of the first free agents to sign for this season, but position players started leaving the board after Thanksgiving. NS Mets had a Black Friday shopping spree, limited to a deal for Starling Marte. NS Rangers made a big splash on Sunday, squid Marcus Semien with a seven-year agreement. And on Sunday night, another giant hit the market as right-hand man Kevin Gausman will arrive in Toronto on a five-year deal.
The free agent frenzy continued on Monday when the Mets handed Max Scherzer a record contract. Scherzer’s three-year, $130 million contract with New York is the largest average annual value (AAV) for a player in MLB History. 2021 AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray also has a nine-figure deal, signing with the Mariners for $115 million over five years. Later that day, Corey Seager landed with Rangers on a 10-year, $325 million deal.
We’ll be using this space to track our top 50 for free during the winter, out of work or otherwise. As we noted when those rankings were published, “the order is based on a combination of expected impact and annual mean.” You can click here to find those rankings in their original form, complete with player analysis.
Below you’ll find our tracker, complete with players, their rankings, their last team, and their new team. We will update this information throughout the season.
2021-22 MLB free agent tracker
https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-free-agent-tracker-latest-hot-stove-updates-as-rangers-land-corey-seager-max-scherzer-gets-record-deal/ MLB Free Agent Tracker: Latest Hot Stove Update as Rangers Lands Corey Seager; Max Scherzer gets record deal