With Christmas a few days away Here is a look at how much Xmas-dollars teams have committed so far toward new contracts.
Seems weird to see the Marlins toward the top of the list in Total dollars spent so far and a team like the Yankees near the bottom. Of course dollars spent don’t tell the whole story as far as what teams have done so far this off season. Along with signing free agents there are trades as well to take into account and players that accepted arbitration.
Looking at all the categories you get a better picture on what teams have done so far. If your looking for the team that has added the most players in these categories then the Diamondbacks lead the way with 10 players added so far.
Arizona Diamonbacks Players added:
- McDonald, John, SS
- Blanco, Henry, C
- Bloomquist, Willie, IF
- Hill, Aaron, 2B
- Overbay, Lyle, 1B
- Breslow, Craig, RP
- Cahil, Trevor, SP
- Albaladejo, Jonathan, RP
- Saito, Takashi, RP
- Kubel, Jason, OF
The team that has added the least? I know what your thinking, the Mets but jokes aside it is the Braves with zero so far.
Here is a look at what MLB teams have added so far in the areas of free agency, trades and arbitration as of 12/20/2011. See who you think has had the best haul of players so far overall. I know the popular choice is the Marlins and the Angels and you can’t go wrong with those but a team that I would put in behind them maybe the Padres when we look back at this off season. Just a thought.
If you want to see a more detailed breakdown of the total players & dollars spent per team you can click here.