Yesterday, the Los Angeles Angels signed Josh Hamilton to a huge five-year contract, continuing to show how insane MLB payrolls have become. A lot of baseball fans blame this on the New York Yankees, with the theory that they constantly try to "buy championships...
Over the last six weeks, the New York Yankees front office has been extremely busy with trades and free agency moves. It all started with trading future DH candidate Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners back in mid-January for starting pitcher Michael Pineda and minor league pitcher Jose Campos. Less than 24 hours later, the Yankees announced the signing of free agent pit
For several weeks, the Yankees were trying to create extra room in their payroll to sign extra candidates for the DH slot in their starting lineup, as well as role players coming off the bench. And now that the AJ Burnett trade was made official on Sunday, the Yankees have pulled the trigger on some relatively inexpensive options.
After a month of constant negotiations, the Texas Rangers have finally landed their own version of Daisuke Matsuzaka. As today's 5pm deadline drew near, the Rangers finally reached an agreement with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, a six-year deal worth around 60 million dollars, including 56 million dollars of guaranteed money.