The Free Agent market wasn't exactly filled with stars this season but there was some interesting deals made. Albeit slow, there is another cycle to go.
First the Type A's:
Texas abruptly agreed to terms with Damion Kaline with a 4 year deal worth $6.5M per. Signed quickly for some reason when his demands were met.
Dover signed Cookie Eyre to a 3 year deal worth $6.3M per. Took the money and moved quickly to his new home. Not sure if this is a good fit for him or Dover.
Seattle stepped up to the plate offering Kirk Donnels a 3 year deal at 7.1M per. The question now is will he play 2B, 3B or CF?
Dover struck again signing another pitcher in Edwin Webster to an odd wealthy 3 year deal of $30.5M total. To me this is a better fit.
Tampa Bay structured a strange deal with Ismael Azocar. A three year deal totaling $19.9M, hopefully that last year has an option.
Of course the big news was the signing of the best FA on the market in Sammy Hitchcock. Salem couldn't structure a deal before the FA deadline and Sammy gave them the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Salute but after Salem threw Fort Knox and a lifetime membership at the Chicken Ranch at him, he just couldn't refuse.
The Type B's:
Pedro DeSoto signed a 1 year deal with the Rangers for $5.5M. Looks like a good deal if he stays healthy.
Barney Byrne signed a 2 year deal with Cardinals for $5M per. Like Pedro, could be risky business.
The Cardinals signed Osvaldo James to a 1 year deal for $5.2M. Hmmm, maybe reversing the length of the two contrats would have been a better idea.
Doug Malloy made his way to Arizona with a 2 year deal worth $4.2M per. Not real sure he is a good fit myself.
The Pirates took their chances with Vicente Estrada signing him to a 3 year deal at $5.2M per. Very risky if one should ask.
Ernest Diggins signed a 2 year deal with St Louis for $4.4M per. Think this is a good fit.
Bip Cosby signed a 2 year deal with Toronto for $5,6M per. It isn't Boston but he can play 2B well.
Toronto also signed David Aramboles to a 4 year deal at 5.3M per. They did add power to the lineup.
Felipe Montero signed one of those strange 4 year deals with the Brewers. Where will he fit in?
Brandon Walton signed aq 3 year deal with the Colonels. Think he will fit nicely.
Domingo Franco signed a 2 year deal with the Cubs for $3.3M per. He kept it off the Green Monster, can he keep it out of the ivy?
The Cards once again hit the market with the signing of Doug Rath to a 2 year deal worth $3.8M per. Looks like a good signing.
Others of Note:
Alex Reddick signed a 4 year deal with the Giants for $6.2M per. Giants may kick themselves later for not making it 5.
Santo Martin was worried about finding a job, but the Tigers decided to step up and resign him to a 4 year deal. Cheap but still a bit iffy unless the last year is an option.
Edgardo Mateo signed a 4 year deal for $5.4M per that moved him to Arizona. Hopefully he can keep the ball in the park in the desert.
Mariano Pimentel signed a 2 year deal with the Mets at $2.2M per. An upgrade at the catcher position after they let Rob Webster run off to Detroit.