2014 MLB Top 100 Free Agents Tracker

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Below is a list of the 2014 MLB Free Agents. I have ranked the players from 1 to 100 based on stats, age, market strength per position and separated the players by position so you can compare the rumored offers and signings with their counterparts. This list will track player signings and contract terms as they happen during the Hot Stove season. Checking back frequently is highly recommended. The table will include position, former team, current rumor and the team they have signed for. As the rumors float around and contract offers start becoming more available to the public I will update the player profile accordingly.

Earlier in the week I provided my predictions on the Top 20 Free Agents from the below list. In the coming days and weeks we here at Knox Sports News will explore all of the trade possibilities as well as look at some Project GM team specific outlooks. Be sure to visit this page often to keep track of the signings in a one stop info page. To make it easier on the reader with so much information coming in everyday I have placed the position links above each table. You can click on the links above any table to immediately jump to the corresponding position. Also the latest rumors are linked directly to the article or tweet where the rumor is being reported so you can check those out in a new window. I hope you keep coming back as the information is updated and rolls in throughout the Hot Stove season.

2014 Top 100 Free Agents Tracker

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CATCHER

Catcher Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(5) Brian McCann ATL NYY  SIGNED 5YR/$85MM w/6TH YEAR OPTION FOR AN EXTRA $15MM
(14) Jarrod Saltalamacchia BOS MIA  SIGNED 3 YR/$21 MM DEAL
(29) Carlos Ruiz PHI  PHI SIGNED W/PHILLIES 3YRS/$26 MILLION
(31) AJ Pierzynski TEX  BOS  SIGNED 1 YR/$8.25MM DEAL
(73) Kurt Suzuki OAK
(75) Dioner Navarro CHC TOR  SIGNED 2 YR/$8MM DEAL
(76) Geovany Soto TEX  TEX
  • Catcher Geovany Soto and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a $3.05 million, one-year contract, a raise of $300,000 according to Sports Illustrated
(87) John Buck PIT
  • Rant Sports asks whether the Jays are looking at Buck as the answer behind the dish in  2014
J.P. Arencibia TOR  TEX SIGNED 1 YR/ $1.8 MM DEAL W/ $200 K INCENTIVES. 

FIRST BASEMAN.

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1B Last Team New Team Latest Rumors
(10) Mike Napoli  BOS BOS SIGNED 2 YR/$32 MM DEAL
(23) Kendrys Morales  SEA
(28) James Loney  TB TB SIGNED 3 YR/$21MM DEAL
(32) Justin Morneau  PIT COL SIGNED 2 YR/$13MM DEAL
(42) Corey Hart MIL SEA SIGNED 1YR/$6MM DEAL W/$7MM IN INCENTIVES
(53) Michael Morse BAL SFG SIGNED 1 YR/$5MM BASE DEAL 
 (85) Paul Konerko CHW  CHW  SIGNED 1YR/$2.5 MM DEAL
(88) Travis Hafner CLE
 (95) Luke Scott  TB
Garrett Jones PIT MIA SIGNED 2 YR/$7.75 MM DEAL 

Second Baseman

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2B Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(1) Robinson Cano NYY SEA  SIGNED 10YR/ $240 MM DEAL
(19) Omar Infante  DET KC SIGNED 4 YR/$30 MM DEAL
(54) Kelly Johnson ARZ NYY SIGNED 1 YR/$3MM DEAL
(61) Mark Ellis  LAD STL SIGNED 1 YR/$5.25 MM DEAL 
(79) Brian Roberts BAL NYY SIGNED 1 YR/$2MM DEAL W/INCENTIVES
 (92) Skip Schumaker LAD CIN SIGNED A 2 YR/$5MILL DEAL WITH REDS 
Chris Getz KC

Shortstop C1B2BSS3BOFSPRP

SS Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(16) Stephen Drew BOS
  • According to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, “a bunch of teams [are] moving quick” on Drew in the free-agent market. It’s unclear which teams are interested in Drew or how much interest the Red Sox have in re-signing the shortstop, but it certainly sounds like the market could heat up for his services.
(20) Jhonny Peralta DET STL SIGNED 4YR/$53MM DEAL
Rafael Furcal STL MIA SIGNED 1 YR/$3MM DEAL TO PLAY 2B 

Third Baseman C1B2BSS3BOFSPRP

3B Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(20) Jhonny Peralta DET STL SIGNED 4 YR/$53 MM DEAL 
(43) Juan Uribe LAD
(71) Kevin Youkilis NYY
  • Teams like the Brewers and Mets could be in the market for a guy like Youk. I don’t expect him to get nearly as much money as he did with the Yankees in 2012, but I could see him getting a one-year deal worth $4-6 million from a team who needs a good, veteran bat.  Doug Williams Yes Network
(72) Eric Chavez ARZ
  • The Yankees who are up against the 50% luxury tax penalty this year are in on every mid level Free Agent in an effort to supplement the roster with bargain additions such as the Red Sox did in 2013. Hardball Talk
(74) Michael Young  LAD
  • From Sullivan’s mailbag, he notes that Michael Young could retire at the end of this season.  Young turns 37 later this month and his contract will be up as soon as the Dodgers’ playoff run ends
(84) Nick Punto LAD OAK
  • The Oakland Athletics announced Wednesday they have signed infielder Nick Punto to a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2015. He’ll receive a $2.75 million base salary plus a vesting option for the same amount in 2015 that includes a $250,000 buyout, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
(98) Jeff Baker TEX
  • Baker had a strong .279/.360/.545 slash line in a small sample size of 175 plate appearances this season. Could be high reward platoon option for many teams.

Outfield C1B2BSS3BOFSPRP

OF Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(3) Jacoby Ellsbury BOS NYY  SIGNED A 7YR/$153 MM DEAL
(4) Shin-Soo Choo CIN
(6) Carlos Beltran STL NYY SIGNED 3 YR/$45MM DEAL
(13) Nelson Cruz TEX
  • Yankees 101 is reporting that the Yankees will go after Cruz if Beltran signs elsewhere
(21) Curtis Granderson NYY NYM  SIGNED 4 YR/ $60 MM DEAL
(24) Marlon Byrd PIT PHI  SIGNED 2 YR/ $16 MM DEAL 
(35) Nate McClouth  BAL WAS  SIGNED 2 YR/ $10.75 DEAL W/A 3RD YR OPTION
(48) Chris Young OAK  NYM SIGNED 1YR/$7.25M DEAL 
(49) Raul Ibanez SEA  
(50) Rajai Davis TOR DET SIGNED 2 YR/$10MM DEAL 
(57) Jason Kubel ARZ MIN SIGNED 1 YR/$2MM DEAL IF HE MAKES TWINS OPENING DAY ROSTER. ADDTNL $1MM INCENTIVES 
(60) David Murphy TEX CLE SIGNED 2 YR/$12M DEAL 
(80) Delmon Young
(94) Franklin Gutierrez SEA

Starting Pitchers C1B2BSS3BOFSPRP

SP Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(2) Masahiro Tanaka JAPAN MLB and NPB has reached an agreement on a $20MM posting fee thus allowing the player to decide which team he signs for. MLB teams will have to sign the player to a larger contract that will be shown on their payroll. It seems Tanaka may not be posted as a result of this according to ESPN
(7) Ervin Santana KC
  • Reports are stating that Ervin Santana is now seeking a 5 year deal worth $112 Million
(8) Ubaldo Jimenez CLE
(9) Hiroki Kuroda NYY NYY  SIGNED 1 YR/ $16 MM DEAL
(11) Matt Garza TEX
  • Toronto Blue Jays‘ plans to improve their starting rotation this winter are well underway. The club is setting up appointments with several of the market’s top names, including Matt Garza.
  • It looks like the Twins are willing to go up to 5 years on either Ricky Nolasco or Matt Garza according to Darren Wolfson on Twitter
  • More news on Garza with the Mariners said to be involved as they look for a complement to Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma according to Buster Olney
(15) Bartolo Colon OAK NYM SIGNED 2 YR/$20MM DEAL
(17) Scott Kazmir CLE  OAK  SIGNED 2 YR/$22MM DEAL
(18) Ricky Nolasco LAD MIN SIGNED 4YR/$49 MM DEAL W/ A 5TH YR OPTION FOR $13MM 
(22) AJ Burnett PIT
  • According to Bucs Dugout A.J. Burnett has not given Pirates any indication as to whether he will pitch in 2014 or retire, according to GM Neal Huntington.
(25) Tim Hudson ATL SFG SIGNED W/SF GIANTS 2/$23m
(30) Bronson Arroyo CIN
(34) Scott Feldman BAL HOU SIGNED 3 YR/$30MM DEAL
(37) Josh Johnson TOR SDP SIGNED 1YR/$8M WITH PADRES
(39) Jason Vargas LAA KCR SIGNED 4YR/$32M WITH ROYALS
(40) Dan Haren WAS LAD SIGNED 1YR/$10MM DEAL
(41) Phil Hughes NYY MIN SIGNED 3 YR/$24 MM DEAL
(45) Paul Maholm ATL
(46) Roy Halladay  PHI RETIRED
 (47) Jason Hammel BAL
(56) Gavin Floyd CHW ATL SIGNED A 1 YR/$4MM DEAL
(63) Scott Baker
(64) Mike Pelfrey MIN MIN SIGNED 2 YR/ $11MM DEAL W/$3.5 MM INCENTIVES
(65) Chris Capuano LAD
(67) Colby Lewis
(68) Bruce Chen KC
(86) Ryan Vogelsong SF  SF SIGNED 1 YR/$5MM DEAL
(93) Kevin Slowey
(100) Joe Saunders
Tommy Hanson LAA
Daniel Hudson ARZ ARZ

Relief Pitching C1B2BSS3BOFSPRP

RP Last Team New Team Latest Rumor
(12) Joe Nathan TEX DET  SIGNED 2YR/$20MM DEAL
(26) Grant Balfour OAK BAL SIGNED 2 YR/$15 MM DEAL
(27) Joaquin Benoit DET
  • MLB Trade Rumors… Benoit, 36, set the market for setup men three years ago with a three-year, $16.5MM deal, and with 24 saves under his belt in 2013 he could earn that much or more for two years.  The Cubs figure to add relief help of some sort, while the Tigers, Yankees, Indians, Angels, Mariners, Astros, Phillies, Brewers, Dodgers, and Rockies will also be in the market.
(33) Suk-Min Yoon KPB
  • The Twins remain keenly interestedin the Korean League reliever according to the Twin Cities 
(36) Edward Mujica STL BOS SIGNED 2YR/$9.5 MM DEAL 
(38) Fernando Rodney TB
(44) Brian Wilson LAD  LAD SIGNED 1YR/$10 MM DEAL
(51) Joe Smith CLE LAA  SIGNED 3YR/$16MM DEAL
(52) Jesse Crain CHW
  • Crain may have become a Red Sox trade target if not for an injury right before the trade deadline. Ricky Doyle of NESN thinks he will be targeted by the Sox this off season
(55) Javier Lopez SF
(58) Joel Hanrahan BOS
(59) JP Howell LAD LAD SIGNED 2 YR/$11.25 MM DEAL W/MUTUAL OPTION
(62) Jose Veras DET
(66) Chris Perez CLE
(69) Jamey Wright  TB
(70) LaTroy Hawkins  NYM COL SIGNED A 1YR/$2.5 deal with Colorado to be their closer
(77) Scott Downs  ATL
  • MLB Trade Rumors speculates that GM, Josh Byrnes of the SD Padres will be looking at Downs among a crop of other left handed relievers this off season
(78) Boone Logan  NYY COL SIGNED 3 YR/$16.5 MM DEAL 
 (81) Oliver Perez NYM
(82) Francisco Rodriguez BAL
(83) Tim Stauffer  SDP
(89) Chad Qualls  MIA
(90) Joba Chamberlain NYY DET SIGNED 1 YR/$2.5 MM DEAL WITH 500 K INCENTIVES
(91) Matt Albers  CLE HOU SIGNED 1YR/$2.25 MM DEAL W/$200K BUYOUT IN 2015
(96) David Aardsma NYM
(97) Manny Parra  CIN
(99) Matt Guerrier  CHC
John Axford STL CLE SIGNED 1YR/$4.25 MM DEAL W/$1.75 IN INCENTIVES 
Jerome Williams LAA
Jerome Williams LAA
Cristhian Martinez ATL
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