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All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Dec. 6

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Both Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson left the Yankees for new teams on Friday.
Both Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson left the Yankees for new teams on Friday. (USATSI)

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Holy moly, what a whopper of a day. There were 10 free agent signings on Friday, half of which were worth at least $30 million total. That includes the fourth largest contract in baseball history. Teams just aren't waiting around this winter, they're acting early.

Here is a recap of every move that went down on Friday as well as some other fun hot stove talk.


Astros: Agreed to a three-year contract worth $30 million with RHP Scott Feldman. He instantly becomes their ace.

Mariners: Agreed to a ten-year, $240 million contract with 2B Robinson Cano. The two sides reportedly broke off talks due to excessive demands before getting back together to hammer things out. (Jon Heyman)

Marlins: Agreed to sign 1B/OF Garrett Jones to a two-year deal worth $7-8 million. That frees up incumbent 1B Logan Morrison for a trade.

Mets: Agreed to a four-year deal with OF Curtis Granderson that will pay him $60 million total. It's the largest contract the team has given out in four years under GM Sandy Alderson.

Nationals: Agreed to a two-year, $10.75 million contract with OF Nate McLouth. He'll be a heavily-used fourth outfielder. The deal includes an option for a third year.

Orioles: Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Webb. He gets a two-year, $4.5 million pact after being non-tendered by the Marlins.

Rangers: Agreed to sign C J.P. Arencibia. It's presumably a one-year contract after he was non-tendered earlier this week.

Red Sox: Agreed to re-sign 1B Mike Napoli to a two-year, $32 million deal. He reportedly turned down a three-year offer to return to Boston.

Yankees: Agreed to sign OF Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million contract and RHP Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $16 million contract. They're expected to do even more after losing Cano.


RHP Jim Johnson: Asked for a four-year contract worth $45-50 million during extension talks with the Orioles earlier this offseason. He has since been traded to the Athletics. (

Cubs: Looking at RHP John Axford as a potential closer candidate. He was non-tendered by the divison rival Cardinals earlier this week.

Indians: Their "focus right now is pitching," said GM Chris Antonetti to reporters. "We're still focused on trying to improve our pitching alternatives." (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Phillies: Open to trading RHP Jonathan Papelbon. They've been looking for bullpen help all offseason, so presumably they want to shed some salary.

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