MLB Freelance Tracker: Latest hot stove updates as Javier Báez joins the Tigers; Land ranger Corey Seager
Major League Baseball is seeing an increase in free agent ahead of a potentially lockdown this weekend. Many big-name freelancers have signed deals since Friday with business expected to come to a halt on Wednesday night, when the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires. Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Robbie Ray, Javier Báez and Marcus Semien are among the freelancers who found a new home in the past few days.
Scherzer has a record contract with the Mets. Rangers have committed $500 million to Seager and Semien to remake their domestic as they attempt to transition from rebuilder to rival. Ray, the defending AL Cy Young winner, leaves the Blue Jays for the Mariners. Toronto fills his rotation void with Kevin Gausman.
All of these moves come after big-name pitchers like Justin Verlander, Noah Syndergaard and Eduardo Rodriguez signed on earlier in November. There are still plenty of big fish swimming in freestyle ponds, including Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman and Kris Bryant. But the sealing of the gap caused an unprecedented battle of wits in Major League Baseball.
Missed any action? 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
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