Even though most of the big name on the market have already found homes, the past week saw some very interesting and potentially major moves.
Cincinnati Reds sign Aroldis Chapman
The Reds won the Aroldis Chapman sweepstakes as they gave him a 5-year, $30 million deal, $10 million more than any other team was willing to give him. The 21-year-old phenom has a ton of potential and throws as hard as 102 MPH. Ironically, there is another Cuban defector who is even younger and possibly better still out there; keep an eye on Noel Arguelles.
Rangers sign Vladimir Guerrero, Khalil Greene
There used to be a time when acquiring these two would make the Rangers a serious contender. Alas, the Rangers signed the 35-year-old Vlad for a mere $5 million after he played just 100 games and hit just 15 homers while driving in 50 RBIs last year.
Similarly, Khalil Greene was never able to live up to his potential in San Diego or St. Louis and was signed for less than $1 million after an injury plagued season in 2009.
Giants sign Aubrey Huff
The Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with first baseman Aubrey Huff. Huff batted just .241 with 15 home runs and 85 RBIs last season after hitting .304 with 32 home runs and 108 RBIs the year before.
Braves sign Troy Glaus
The Braves signed Glaus to a $1.75 million, one-year deal that can go up to $4 million with incentives. The 33-year-old infielder played just 14 games in 2009 after batting .270 with 27 home runs and 99 RBIs in 2008.
Astros sign Brett Myers
The Astros has signed starting pitcher Brett Myers to a one-year deal worth $5 million with an option for 2011. Myers started just 10 games for the National League champion Phillies last season after going 10-13 with a 4.55 ERA in 2008.
Nationals sign Matt Capps
Good news and bad news for the Nats. After years, the team finally has a real closer. Unfortunately, Capps went just 4-8 last season with 27 saves and a 5.80 ERA. The Nationals gave him a one-year, $3.5 million contract after Capps was non-tendered by the Pirates.