MLB Winter Meetings transaction tracker: Keeping tabs on all the major signings and trades in San Diego
The 2019 Winter Meetings saw the two biggest pitching contracts in MLB history
The 2019 Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego, and there have been some huge hot stove happenings this week. MLB movers and shakers are in Southern California to move, shake, sign and/or trade. Although the Winter Meetings have lacked their usual bite in recent years, the 2019 meetings have seen the winter's three biggest free agents -- Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon -- have all signed new deals.
We're covering the, but this post will keep you updated on all the major deals that go down, both in the form of free-agent signings and trades. While a few of the big-name free agents ( ) put pen to paper ahead of the meetings, the two biggest signings of the offseason have come at the Winter Meetings.
We're keeping track of all the big moves below.
- The Yankees brought back a familiar name, reportedly signing outfielder Brett Garnder to a one-year deal with an option for 2021. More on that expected reunion .
- The Mets added their second right-hander of the Winter Meetings by agreeing to .
- The Red Sox added infielder Jose Peraza on a one-year, $3 million deal.
- Three days, three huge signings. Anthony Rendon completed the trifecta on Wednesday night, as the third baseman signed a seven-year, $245 million with the Angels. We have more on his deal .
- The Mets agreed to a one-year deal with 28-year-old right-hander Michael Wacha. in the rotation.
- The Dodgers to a one-year deal worth $10 million.
- The Blue Jays reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Tanner Roark worth $24 million.
- The Brewers signed Josh Lindblom to a three-year deal, per reports. Linblom spent the last two seasons pitching in Korea.
- Gerrit Cole is a Yankee. The flame-throwing righty and highly coveted free agent agreed to a nine-year deal worth $324 million on Tuesday night. The deal broke Stephen Strasburg's shortly held record for richest pitching contract in terms of both total money and average annual value. Entering this offseason, David Price had the largest pitching contract in MLB history at $217 million. Cole beat that by $107 million. .
- The Phillies made their second splash of free agency Tuesday, inking shortstop Didi Gregorius to a one-year, $14 million deal. Gregorius, ranked 12th , will reunite with his former manager, Joe Girardi, in Philadelphia. .
- The . The move comes as L.A. chases Cole and Rendon.
- The White Sox acquired outfielder Nomar Mazara from the Rangers for prospect Steele Walker. .
- The Giants inked right-hander Kevin Gausman to a one-year deal reportedly worth $9 million. .
- The first transaction at the Winter Meetings was a record-breaker. Stephen Strasburg re-signed with the Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $245 million deal. The World Series MVP inked the richest contract ever for a pitcher, both in terms of total money and average annual value -- a record that lasted about 34 hours. .
- Left-handed reliever Joely Rodriguez signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Rangers, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
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