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MLB Free Agency Recap

It’s been a busy off season for free agency in the Major Leagues with many over a billion dollars spent already on free agent contracts.

The biggest deal signed so far has been David Price, who, after being traded from the Tigers to the Blue Jays last season, recorded a 2.45 ERA and an 18-5 record. Price, who rose to prominence as a Tampa Bay Ray before being traded in 2013, signed a seven year, $217,000,000 deal with The Boston Red Sox. The deal is the largest in MLB history.

Price is looking forward to joining the culture of winning in Boston.

The Arizona Diamondbacks had the second biggest signing of free agency so far, signing former LA Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke to a six year, 206,000,000 deal. The 32-year-old Greinke recorded a 1.66 ERA and had a 19-3 record last season. In addition to this major signing  the Diamondbacks added All-Star pitcher Shelby Miller in a five player deal with the Atlanta Braves.

ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian believes this moves greatly elevates the Diamondbacks.

The Cubs have had a very active offseason so far. The team has signed pitcher Jeff Lackey and second baseman Ben Zobrist, who will be united with his former manger Joe Madden. In addition to this move, the Cubs also traded second baseman Starling Castro to the Yankees for pitcher Adam Warren and second baseman Brendan Ryan.

ESPN MLB Insider Pedro Gomez believes that despite his age, Zobrist’s positional flexibility will greatly help the Cubs out.

Stay tuned to ESPN Gainesville for more information on the MLB offseason.

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