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New CBA Agreed To, 12/1/2016

Still pending ratification, but expected to pass, the new CBA made few changes. No international draft, but a firm cap on spending. Raise the minimum wage to $535,000 in 2017. Qualifying Offer compensation draft picks changed to lower rounds and can only happen once to a player in their career. No tie-in to victory at All-Star game and home field advantage in World Series. Raise in luxury tax threshold from $189 million to $195 million in 2017 and higher in out years.


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Rule 5 Draft - December 10



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Hot Stove League Contracts

2016-2017

Check the Hot Stove League sections now for our projections of Free Agent Contract Values, Qualifying Offers, and other contract offers for Arbitration Eligible and Pre-Arbitration Eligible Players for the 2016-2017 offseason, all using our proprietary SPRO system, telling you what they should be paid.

Free Agents

Week of January 16

Trevor Cahill signs 1 year $1,750,000 contract with Padres, plus incentives.

SPRO Analysis - San Diego gets bargain in Cahill. Depends on the incentives and reaching them, but good for club to be structured this way. SPRO 1 year $2,738,000.

Michael Saunders signs 1 year $9,000,000 contract with Phillies, with team option for 2nd year.

SPRO Analysis - Philadelphia overpays for Saunders. SPRO 1 year $5,660,000.

Resigned with Team

Week of January 9

Jake Diekman to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,550,000 with Rangers.

SPRO Analysis - Texas pays market value for Diekman. SPRO 1 year $2,239,000.

Danny Valencia to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $5,550,000 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Valencia. SPRO 1 year $5,459,000.

Jarrod Dyson to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,800,000 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Dyson. SPRO 1 year $2,366,000.

Leonys Martin to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $4,850,000 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Martin. SPRO 1 year $4,218,000.

Drew Smyly to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $6,850,000 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle overpays for Smyly. SPRO 1 year $4,935,000.

Evan Scribner to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $907,500 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Scribner. SPRO 1 year $839,000.

James Paxton to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,350,000 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle overpays for Paxton. SPRO 1 year $1,574,000.

Nick Vincent to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,325,000 contract with Mariners.

SPRO Analysis - Seattle pays market value for Vincent. SPRO 1 year $1,017,000.

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Resigned with Team

Week of January 9

Danny Duffy to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 5 year $65,000,000 with Royals.

SPRO Analysis - Kansas City overpays for Duffy. Had a very good year in 2016, but we'd like to see more than one. SPRO 3 year $28,424,000.

Yangervis Solarte to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 2 year $7,500,000 contract with Padres, plus two team options.

SPRO Analysis - San Diego pays market value for Solarte. SPRO 2 year $6,756,000.

Martin Maldonado to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,725,000 with Angels.

SPRO Analysis - LA Angels of Anaheim overpay for Maldonado. SPRO 1 year $1,296,000.

Nick Castellanos to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,000,000 contract with Tigers.

SPRO Analysis - Detroit pays market value for Castellanos. SPRO 1 year $3,560,000.

Jeremy Jeffress to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,100,000 with Rangers.

SPRO Analysis - Texas gets bargain in Jeffress. SPRO 1 year $2,754,000.

Jurickson Profar to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,005,000 with Rangers.

SPRO Analysis - Texas overpays for Profar. Probably worth the little extra though. SPRO 1 year $581,000.

Stephen Vogt to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,965,000 with A's.

SPRO Analysis - Oakland pays market value for Vogt. SPRO 1 year $3,500,000.

Sonny Gray to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,575,000 contract with A's.

SPRO Analysis - Oakland gets bargain in Gray. Down year after great. SPRO 1 year $4,805,000.

Liam Hendriks to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,100,000 with A's.

SPRO Analysis - Oakland gets bargain in Hendricks. SPRO 1 year $1,527,000.

Adam Warren to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $2,290,000 with Yankees.

SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pay market value for Warren. SPRO 1 year $1,986,000.

Tommy Layne to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $1,075,000 with Yankees.

SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pay market value for Layne. SPRO 1 year $892,000.

Jonathan Schoop to AVOID ARBITRATION and sign 1 year $3,475,000 contract with Orioles.

SPRO Analysis - Baltimore pays market value for Schoop. SPRO 1 year $3,299,000.

Baseball History Notes

Deacon White

Baseball History Fact

April 4, 1871 - The first professional baseball league, the National Association, debuts with a game between the Cleveland Forest Citys and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Fort Wayne won the initial official game 2 to 0.

What else happened that year? January 17, 1871 - Andrew Smith Hallidie patents an improvement in endless wire and rope ways for cable cars. And on November 17, 1871 - The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the State of New York.



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