Top ten MLB free agent signings this off season

MLB offseason has been shaken up a lot of big free agent signings, and here are the top ten signings


Corey Seager after he signs a massive contract with the Rangers

Jonathan Albers, Editor

The Major League Baseball off season has been full of surprises. Since the signing period has been open, players have moved around, causing a lot of excitement. Major free agents have decided to leave their city, and possibly chase a ring. Here are the top ten free agent signings this off season.

10. Javier Baez to the Tigers 

Javy Baez brings swagger and a winning mentality to a Tigers team that has not been contenders in a very long time. Baez, the 2x time all-star, gold glover award winner, silver slugger award winner, NLCS MVP, and 2016 World Series Champion has had his fair share of success in his career. Baez signed a six-year, 140- million-dollar contract. The Baez signing shows that the Tigers are looking to contend soon.

9. Chris Taylor to the Dodgers

Taylor is the ultimate utility man, and the Dodgers made sure they resigned him. Taylor was an all-star in 2021, and was a candidate for MVP. He can play shortstop, second base, third base, and any position in the outfield. The Dodgers managed to lock hi into a four-year, 60-million-dollar deal. This ensures they have one of the most valuable players in the league, and helps them stay contenders.

8. Eduardo Escobar to the Mets

Escobar was an all-star in 2021, and he is a solid addition to a Mets team that struggled with offense last season. Escobar instantly makes the Mets lineup better. Escobar had a .253 average, with 28 home runs and a .314 on base percentage in 2021. He adds some much needed power to the dull Mets lineup.

7. Noah Syndergard to the Angels

Syndergard was injured in 2021, but he looks to make a strong return with the Angels. The Angels already have star power, with 2021 AL MVP Shohei Ohtani and multi-time former MVP Mike Trout. The Angels lacked pitching and needed a star pitcher to be in the rotation alongside Ohtani. Syndergard was an all-star in 2016, where he had a 2.60 ERA on the season. Syndergard’s deal is a one-year, 21-million-dollar deal.

6. Starling Marte to the Mets

Marte was sensational in the second half of 2021. He had a .316 average, .359 on base percentage, .466 slugging, and an .824 ops after the trade deadline. He adds power, speed, and average to the Mets lineup. Marte signed a four-year, 78-million-dollar contract.

5. Robbie Ray to the Mariners

Ray was the AL CY Young award winner in 2021. Needless to say that any team he goes to will benefit greatly from his play. He had a 2.83 ERA in 193 innings pitches in 2021. Ray signed a five-year, 115-million-dollar contract. The Mariners barely missed the playoffs last season and will now look to Ray to lead them into the postseason in the future.

4. Max Scherzer to the Mets

Scherzer was amazing in 2021. He had a 2.46 era in 179 innings pitches last season. He will now team up with arguably the league’s best pitcher, Jacob Degrom, forming a very scary one-two punch. Mad Max looks to help the Mets compete this season, as he re-enters the NL East.

3. Kevin Gausman to the Blue Jays 

Gausman was a Cy Young contender in 2021 and was a huge reason the Giants pitching staff was so good. Gausman had a 2.81 ERA in 191 innings pitched in 2021. The Blue Jays have some great young pieces, and they look to put together a playoff run next season . Guasman signed for five years at 110 million dollars, so he has plenty of time to help the Jays make a run for it all.

2. Marcus Semien to the Rangers

Semien set the record for most home runs by a second baseman in a single season. Semien will make an impact to a lackluster Rangers team without a doubt.  Semien was an all-star in 2021 and had a .263 average, .334 slugging, .538 slugging, .873 ops, and 45 home runs. Semien signed a seven-year, 175-million-dollar contract. He’ll look to help propel the Rangers into the playoffs.

1. Corey Seager to the Rangers 

The 27 year old shortstop shocked the MLB world when he signed a 10-year, 325-million-dollar deal on Wednesday. The 2020 World Series MVP joins fellow infielder Marcus Semien in Texas, where they have a chance to be one of the best middle infield duos in MLB history. Seager hit .306 with a .394 on base percentage, .521 slugging, and a .915 ops. He looks to a ring with Texas and to live up to his massive contract.