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Sources: Verlander gets record $180M deal

Justin Verlander - WC

Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, according to sources. Verlander's deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. A vesting option for an eighth year could push the deal to $202 million.


Craig, Cardinals reach $31M, 5-year deal

Allen Craig, coming off a breakout season with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreed Friday to a $31 million, five-year contract that could be worth $43 million over six seasons....


Hamilton, Angels finalize $125M, five-year deal

Outfielder Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized their $125 million, five-year contract.


Kevin Youkilis, Yankees finalize $12 million deal

Kevin Youkilis and the Yankees have finalized their $12 million, one-year contract, giving New York a third baseman for the first half of next season while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery....


Mets, David Wright agree to 7-year extension

David Wright

The New York Mets, saddled by bad contracts, poor performance and financial woes in recent years, apparently never wavered in identifying David Wright as the player to help lead them out of this dark period. Early Friday, that notion became official when the club finalized a $138 million contract extension with their third baseman and all-time hits leader that will keep him in Flushing for the next eight years.


HBT: Angels to sign Pujols for 10 years, $250 million

Albert Pujol

Last night the buzz coming from the winter meetings was that Albert Pujols wasn’t anywhere near making a decision, but either that was wrong or things changed dramatically overnight. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Pujols has agreed to sign with the Angels, getting a 10-year contract worth between $250 million and $260 million.


HBT: Marlins now offering 10 years to Pujols

Albert Pujols

Ken Rosenthal of confirms previous reports that the Marlins have offered Albert Pujols a 10-year contract and adds that the two sides are meeting again to address Pujols’ demand for a no-trade clause.


AP source: Reyes, Marlins agree at $106 million

The suddenly splurging Miami Marlins landed their second big free agent in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract with All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press....


AP source: Papelbon, Phillies agree at $50 million

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies and closer Jonathan Papelbon have agreed to a $50 million, four-year contract.


CC Sabathia Contract: Yankees Agree, Pitcher Agree To 5-Year Extension Worth $122 Million

CC Sabathia Contract: Yankees Agree, Pitcher Agree To 5-Year Extension Worth $122 Million

For CC Sabathia, there's no better place to pitch than Yankee Stadium. The big left-hander decided to stay with New York rather than test the free-agent market, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million and one season to his existing contract, giving him a package that pays $122 million over the next five years.


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