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Regrading MLB's 30 Biggest Offseason Acquisitions at the 2013 Midway Point

Joel ReuterFeatured Columnist IVOctober 8, 2016

Regrading MLB's 30 Biggest Offseason Acquisitions at the 2013 Midway Point

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    Back in March, as spring training was wrapping up, I wrote an article grading the preseason performance of whom I felt were the 30 biggest acquisitions of the MLB offseason.

    As we've reached the midway point in the 2013 season, now seems like a good time to revisit that list of 30 and grade those respective deals through the first half of the year.

    To clarify, this is not a list of whom I feel are the 30 best offseason acquisitions based on their performance through the first half. The list features my grades so far for whom I viewed as the 30 biggest prior to the season starting.

    Only players joining new teams were considered for the original list, which is why Anibal Sanchez and Hisashi Iwakuma were not originally included.

     

    *All contract information courtesy of Baseball Prospectus and all trade details courtesy Baseball-Reference.

30. 3B Michael Young, Philadelphia Phillies

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Texas Rangers for SP Josh Lindblom and RP Lisalverto Bonilla.

     

    2013 Stats

    76 G, .287/.344/.409, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 33 R

     

    Summary

    Acquired from the Rangers in a cost-cutting move that included $10 million of his $16 million salary for the 2013 season, Michael Young was coming off of the worst year of his career.

    A free agent at season's end, the 36-year-old will likely wind up on the trade block later this month with the Phillies struggling. With third basemen always at a premium, he should be able to find an interested contender.

     

    Grade

    C

29. RP Joel Hanrahan, Boston Red Sox

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with IF Brock Holt for RP Mark Melancon, OF Jerry Sands, IF Ivan DeJesus, SP Stolmy Pimentel.

     

    2013 Stats

    9 G, 0-1, 4-of-6 SV, 9.82 ERA, 6 BB, 5 K, 7.1 IP

     

    Summary

    Looking to shore up the closer spot with Andrew Bailey's health in question entering the season, the Red Sox dealt a package of players for two-time All-Star Joel Hanrahan during the spring.

    After struggling and being demoted, he eventually landed on the DL and was lost for the season following Tommy John surgery. Making matters worse, Mark Melancon—who was shipped to Pittsburgh in the deal—has been lights-out in the Pirates bullpen with a 0.89 ERA and 9.6 K/9 in 41 appearances.

     

    Grade

    F

28. CF Ben Revere, Philadelphia Phillies

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Minnesota Twins for SP Vance Worley and SP Trevor May.

     

    2013 Stats

    77 G, .289/.330/.331, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 32 R, 20 SB

     

    Summary

    With Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence gone from their outfield after both were traded at the deadline last year, the Phillies set out to find a center fielder and table-setter in the offseason. They wound up acquiring Ben Revere from the Twins for a pair of pitchers.

    The 25-year-old has zero power, as he's yet to homer in 1,255 career at-bats, but he brings good speed to both the top of the lineup and in the field defensively. He's essentially matched his numbers from last season to this point, so the Phillies got what they expected out of him. With Vance Worley (7.21 ERA) pitching poorly, Philadelphia looks to have gotten the better end of this deal, at least in the short term.

     

    Grade

    B-

27. SP Jason Vargas, Los Angeles Angels

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Seattle Mariners for DH Kendrys Morales.

     

    2013 Stats

    14 GS, 6-4, 3.65 ERA, 62 K, 30 BB, 91.1 IP

     

    Summary

    The Angels added a trio of starters in the offseason, signing Joe Blanton and trading for Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas. While the first two have not worked out, Vargas has pitched well.

    The workhorse left-hander had the best season of his career last year when he went 14-11 with a 3.85 ERA, and he's been even better this year. The Angels have gotten hot of late, but if they fall out of things before the July deadline, the free-agent-to-be could be a solid trade chip.

     

    Grade

    B+

26. 3B Kevin Youkilis, New York Yankees

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    Acquired

    Signed to a one-year, $12 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    28 G, .219/.305/.343, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 12 R

     

    Summary

    With Alex Rodriguez set to miss the first half of the season following hip surgery, the Yankees opted to sign former Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis to a one-year deal to help fill the void.

    The 34-year-old struggled in Boston last year, but turned things around after being traded to the White Sox with 15 home runs and 46 RBI in 80 games. He enjoyed a solid spring, but was quickly sidelined by a bulging disk in his back that eventually led to surgery.

     

    Grade

    F

25. SP Dan Haren, Washington Nationals

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    Acquired 

    Signed to a one-year, $13 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    15 GS, 4-9, 6.15 ERA, 67 K, 13 BB, 82 IP

     

    Summary

    As recently as 2011, Dan Haren went 16-10 with a 3.17 ERA for the Angels to finish seventh in the AL in Cy Young voting. However, he was just 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA last season, and ongoing back issues were reason enough to scare teams off from giving him a multi-year deal.

    He finally wound up with the Nationals, signed to replace the departed Edwin Jackson in the rotation and asked to be nothing more than a back-of-the-rotation arm. He hasn't even been able to do that to this point, and after struggling through his first 15 starts, he landed on the DL with shoulder inflammation.

     

    Grade

    F

24. 1B Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox

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    Acquired

    Signed to a one-year, $5 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    77 G, .261/.344/.438, 9 HR, 54 RBI, 38 R

     

    Summary

    Mike Napoli originally agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the Red Sox, but that was reduced to a one-year, $5 million deal after he failed his physical due to a hip condition (h/t ESPN).

    Chances are, he'll never duplicate his 2011 performance when he hit .320 with 30 home runs and 75 RBI, but he's been a solid run producer in the middle of a good Red Sox lineup this season. His 54 RBI currently rank second on the team to David Ortiz.

     

    Grade

    A-

23. RF Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers

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    Acquired

    Signed to a two-year, $26 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    72 G, .293/.336/.405, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 44 R

     

    Summary

    One of the first moves of the offseason was the Tigers' signing of Torii Hunter on November 16, as the team had a clear void in right field after Brennan Boesch struggled last season. Hunter came at a reasonable price given the numbers he put up in 2012.

    In his final season with the Angels, he hit .313/.365/.451 with 16 home runs and 92 RBI, and while he has not quite matched that production so far this year, he's been a solid addition in the No. 2 spot of the lineup.

     

    Grade

    B

22. CF Denard Span, Washington Nationals

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Minnesota Twins for SP Alex Meyer

     

    2013 Stats

    77 G, .263/.318/.364, 0 HR, 20 RBI, 36 R

     

    Summary

    With a glaring hole in center field and atop the starting lineup, the Nationals filled their biggest offseason need with the acquisition of Denard Span. Signed for a reasonable salary through the 2014 season, and with a .357 career on-base percentage entering the season, he seemed like a potential impact addition.

    Instead, he's been below-average at best so far this season. To make matters worse, Alex Meyer looks to have a bright future, as he's 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 10.8 K/9 in his first season at Double-A.

     

    Grade

    C-

21. SP Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays

11 of 31

    Acquired

    Traded by the Miami Marlins along with Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck for Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani.

     

    2013 Stats

    17 GS, 4-5, 4.81 ERA, 68 K, 30 BB, 103 IP

     

    Summary

    After 12 seasons and 161 victories with the White Sox, Mark Buehrle signed a four-year, $58 million deal with the Marlins as a free agent prior to last season, going 13-13 with a 3.74 ERA as one of the few consistent producers on a disappointing Marlins team.

    He got off to a slow start with a 6.33 ERA through his first nine starts, but he's gone 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA in eight starts since, as he's certainly played a role in the team's rebound of late.

     

    Grade

    C overall grade for trade, C+ for Buehrle's performance

20. RF Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox

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    Acquired

    Signed to a three-year, $39 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    54 G, .291/.341/.393, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 32 R, 9 SB

     

    Summary

    One of a handful of veterans the Red Sox signed in free agency this past offseason, Victorino got top dollar despite posting career lows across the board last year with a .255/.321/.383 triple-slash line splitting the season between Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

    He took a turn on the 15-day DL earlier in the season with a strained hamstring, but he's healthy now and filling the No. 2 spot in the lineup. It still looks like the Red Sox overpaid for the 32-year-old, but he's been a solid addition.

     

    Grade

    C

19. SP Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

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    Acquired

    Signed to a six-year, $36 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    16 GS, 6-3, 2.83 ERA, 87 K, 34 BB, 105 IP

     

    Summary

    After going 9-9 with a 2.66 ERA and 210 strikeouts in 182.2 innings of work while pitching for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, Ryu was one of the bigger unknowns on the international market this past offseason.

    The Dodgers won negotiating rights with a $25.7 million posting fee, and they locked him up on a six-year deal after that. So far the 26-year-old has been great, out-pitching fellow offseason addition Zack Greinke as the Dodgers' second-best starter behind Clayton Kershaw.

     

    Grade

    A

18. DH Kendrys Morales, Seattle Mariners

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Los Angeles Angels for SP Jason Vargas.

     

    2013 Stats

    78 G, .277/.334/.433, 9 HR, 42 RBI, 31 R

     

    Summary

    In a swap of veterans in the final year of their contracts, the Mariners looked to improve their abysmal offense by adding Kendrys Morales at the price of a solid veteran pitcher in Jason Vargas.

    He's no longer the 30-HR, 100-RBI player he was pre-injury, but he's still a solid run producer and is currently second on the team with 42 RBI. He'll likely be shopped at the deadline, and as a switch hitter with some pop, he could net a solid return for the Mariners.

     

    Grade

    B-

17. SP Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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    Acquired

    Signed to a three-year, $33 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    16 GS, 3-6, 3.63 ERA, 59 K, 16 BB, 94.1 IP

     

    Summary

    After turning down a qualifying offer from the Cardinals, Kyle Lohse had trouble drumming up much free-agent interest as a result of the new free-agency system despite the fact that he was coming off a fantastic 2012 season in which he went 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA to finish seventh in NL Cy Young voting.

    He finally agreed to terms with the Brewers on March 25, in time to make one spring start before the regular season began. His 3-6 record isn't great, but he's the only Brewers starter with an ERA under 4.00 right now, as he's been solid once again.

     

    Grade

    B+

16. CF Shin-Soo Choo, Cincinnati Reds

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    Acquired

    Traded as part of a three-team trade by the Cleveland Indians for Didi Gregorius (ARI) and Drew Stubbs (CLE).

     

    2013 Stats

    80 G, .264/.414/.452, 12 HR, 26 RBI, 54 R

     

    Summary

    Looking to find an upgrade for Drew Stubbs in center field and in desperate need of a leadoff hitter who could get on base at a good clip, the Reds solved both problems when they acquired Shin-Soo Choo.

    His .264 average isn't great, but his .414 on-base percentage is second to teammate Joey Votto in the National League and his 54 runs scored are good for fifth in the NL. He's a free agent at season's end, and it will be interesting to see if the Reds try to lock him up or let him walk.

     

    Grade

    A

15. RP Rafael Soriano, Washington Nationals

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    Acquired

    Signed to a two-year, $28 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    34 G, 1-1, 21-of-24, 2.38 ERA, 27 K, 7 BB, 34 IP

     

    Summary

    Many questioned Rafael Soriano's decision to turn down a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees in the beginning of the offseason. While he stayed on the market for a while, he eventually wound up with an annual salary slightly above that offer.

    After serving as a setup man for the Yankees in 2011, he was thrust back into the closer's role when Mariano Rivera was lost for the season. He wound up saving 42 games with a 2.26 ERA. He's been solid so far this season, though $14 million is still a little much.

     

    Grade

    B

14. SP Ryan Dempster, Boston Red Sox

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    Acquired

    Signed to a two-year, $26.5 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    17 GS, 5-8, 4.11 ERA, 96 K, 47 BB, 100.2 IP

     

    Summary

    After going 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA in 16 starts with the Cubs, Ryan Dempster was one of the most sought-after trade chips at the deadline last season, eventually winding up in Texas, where he struggled to a 5.09 ERA in 12 starts.

    Despite that, the 36-year-old was still able to get a multi-year deal from the Red Sox, and he's given them a veteran innings-eater in the middle of the rotation if nothing else. 

     

    Grade

    C

13. 3B Martin Prado, Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Atlanta Braves along with SP Randall Delgado, RP Zeke Spruill, 3B Brandon Drury and SS Nick Ahmed for LF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson.

     

    2013 Stats

    79 G, .245/.295/.346, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 32 R

     

    Summary

    One of the most versatile players in the game, Martin Prado posted a 5.6 WAR for the Braves last season, according to FanGraphs, good for the 10th-highest mark in the National League.

    After all of the speculation, he wound up being the key piece that convinced Arizona to finally move Justin Upton. The Diamondbacks gave Prado a four-year, $40 million extension a week after they acquired him. So far, it hasn't worked out, as Prado has struggled to the point of being moved to the No. 7 spot in the lineup.

     

    Grade

    D

12. SP Edwin Jackson, Chicago Cubs

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    Acquired

    Signed to a four-year, $52 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    16 GS, 4-10, 5.75 ERA, 79 K, 34 BB, 87.2 IP

     

    Summary

    After missing out on Anibal Sanchez, the Cubs turned their attention to Edwin Jackson and the four-year, $52 million deal that they gave him. He was signed not as a stopgap arm like some of their other offseason additions, but as a key piece of the rebuilding club's future.

    His numbers are ugly to say the least, but he's suffered from some terrible luck, as his 3.77 FIP and .339 BABIP can attest to. That doesn't make it any better of a signing to this point, but it should at least give some hope for improvement moving forward.

     

    Grade

    D

11. CF Michael Bourn, Cleveland Indians

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    Acquired

    Signed to a four-year, $48 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    56 G, .299/.347/.385, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 33 R, 11 SB

     

    Summary

    A member of the Braves for the past season and a half, Atlanta opted to let Bourn walk in the offseason in favor of eventual free-agent addition B.J. Upton, a decision they no doubt regret in hindsight.

    Though he strikes out a little more than you'd like out as a leadoff hitter and his OBP could be a little higher, Bourn remains one of the better table setters in the league today. Add in his stellar defense in center field, and there's no question he's been a nice pickup for the Indians this season.

     

    Grade

    B-

10. 1B Michael Morse, Seattle Mariners

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    Acquired

    Traded as part of a three-team trade by the Washington Nationals for C John Jaso (OAK).

     

    2013 Stats

    56 G, .251/.313/.454, 11 HR, 23 RBI, 24 R

     

    Summary

    Though not quite on the same level as Jose Bautista, Michael Morse also came out of nowhere late in his career to flash terrific power after serving as a utility man through the early stages of his career. In his first season as an everyday player in 2011, at the age of 29, he hit .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI.

    A free agent at season's end, he became expendable in Washington after they traded for Denard Span and re-signed Adam LaRoche. He started the year with a 1.037 OPS and six home runs in his first nine games, but since then, his OPS has been just .706 with five home runs.

    He'll likely be shopped at the deadline, and while his value is not what it was when he was traded in the winter, John Jaso was expendable anyway, so they didn't give up much to get him in the first place.

     

    Grade

    C+

9. SP Josh Johnson, Toronto Blue Jays

23 of 31

    Acquired

    Traded by the Miami Marlins along with Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck for Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani.

     

    2013 Stats

    9 GS, 1-2, 5.21 ERA, 49 K, 18 BB, 48.1 IP

     

    Summary

    Johnson has been one of the more talented pitchers in the game, but health has been a major concern throughout his career. When he did finally stay healthy in 2012, all he managed was a lackluster 3.81 ERA pitching for a poor Marlins team.

    With the motivation of contention and a change of scenery, some had him pegged as a potential Cy Young candidate entering the season. Instead, he has struggled to just four quality starts through his first nine. He missed all of May with tricep inflammation, as injury has also been an issue.

     

    Grade

    C overall grade for trade, D- for Johnson's performance

8. 1B Nick Swisher, Cleveland Indians

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    Acquired

    Signed to a four-year, $56 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    68 G, .235/.340/.398, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 38 R

     

    Summary

    Seemingly valued as much for his clubhouse intangibles as for his run production abilities, Nick Swisher was one of the more coveted free agents on the market, and his signing was the highlight of a busy offseason for the Indians.

    After averaging a .268/.367/.483 line with 26 home runs and 87 RBI in his four seasons with the Yankees, Swisher is off to a slow start this season. While his signing was an aggressive one for a team looking to make a surprise run at contention, you have to wonder if his $14 million annual salary over the next three seasons will hurt a borderline small-market franchise.

     

    Grade

    C-

7. SS Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays

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    Acquired

    Traded by the Miami Marlins along with Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck for Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani.

     

    2013 Stats

    16 G, .349/.408/.524, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 5 SB

     

    Summary

    The highest-profile name in the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster, Jose Reyes signed a six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins prior to the 2012 season. While he failed to match his batting title-winning numbers of 2011, he was solid once again.

    A severe ankle sprain cost him 66 games this season, but he's been the catalyst the Blue Jays hoped he'd be since returning and has been a key part of the team's recent run of success. They'll need him to stay healthy the rest of the way, as he's as important to the club's postseason chances as anyone.

     

    Grade

    C overall grade for trade, C+ for Reyes' performance

6. CF B.J. Upton, Atlanta Braves

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    Acquired

    Signed to a five-year, $75.25 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    74 G, .177/.278/.317, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 19 R

     

    Summary

    The Braves opted to let Michael Bourn walk in free agency, turning their attention instead to B.J. Upton. Upton agreed to a five-year deal that included a salary of $12.45 million this season and as much as $16.45 million in the final year of the deal.

    Long one of the most physically gifted players in the game, Upton hit a career-high 28 home runs and swiped 31 bases for the Rays last season. However, he hit a dismal .246/.298/.454 while he did it and struck out 169 times. The Braves took a big chance on him finally putting it all together with a change of scenery, and it has been the worst move of the offseason to this point.

     

    Grade

    F

5. SP James Shields, Kansas City Royals

27 of 31

    Acquired

    Traded by the Tampa Bay Rays with SP Wade Davis and IF Elliot Johnson for RF Wil Myers, SP Jake Odorizzi, RP Mike Montgomery and 3B Patrick Leonard.

     

    2013 Stats

    17 GS, 3-6, 2.99 ERA, 104 K, 33 BB, 117.1 IP

     

    Summary

    Looking to finally make the transition from rebuilding to contending, the Royals traded three of their top prospects, including Minor League Player of the Year Wil Myers, to the Rays to acquire James Shields and Wade Davis.

    In Shields, the team was hoping to get the staff ace it's been lacking since Zack Greinke left, and he's been just that so far this season. However, unless the Royals can make the postseason as a result of this deal, they gave up a ton to pull it off. So far, they look like a .500 team.

     

    Grade

    C- for the trade, A for Shields' performance

4. LF Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

28 of 31

    Acquired

    Traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks along with 3B Chris Johnson for 3B Martin Prado, SP Randall Delgado, RP Zeke Spruill, 3B Brandon Drury and SS Nick Ahmed.

     

    2013 Stats

    77 G, .245/.355/.447, 15 HR, 37 RBI, 50 R

     

    Summary

    After seeing his name pop up in trade rumors off and on for the past several seasons, Justin Upton was finally dealt by the Diamondbacks for a solid package of prospects and Martin Prado.

    Much of the appeal of Upton, aside from his impressive skill set and the fact that he still hasn't reached his prime, is the fact that he's signed through the 2015 season. He started out the season on fire, hitting .304 with 12 home runs and a 1.143 OPS in his first 25 games. However, he's hit just .216 with three home runs and a .638 OPS since.

     

    Grade

    C

3. SP R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays

29 of 31

    Acquired

    Traded by the New York Mets along with C Josh Thole and C Mike Nickeas for C John Buck, C Travis d'Arnaud, SP Noah Syndergaard and OF Wuilmer Becerra

     

    2013 Stats

    18 GS, 8-8, 4.59 ERA, 82 K, 42 BB, 115.2 IP

     

    Summary

    It's not often that the reigning Cy Young winner is traded, but the Mets did just that when they shipped R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays for a package of players built around top prospects Travis d'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard. Both players are expected to be future stars and big parts of the Mets' return to success.

    In return for them, the Blue Jays were hoping to get a staff ace in Dickey, but he's been far from the dominant pitcher we saw last season. He's given up six or more earned runs six different times, as his strikeouts are down 2.5 K/9 and his walks are up 1.2 BB/9. The Mets are looking smarter and smarter for not extending him, as Toronto is on the hook for $25 million over the next two years.

     

    Grade

    D-

2. RF Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

30 of 31

    Acquired

    Signed to a five-year, $125 million deal in free agency.

     

    2013 Stats

    78 G, .223/.283/.392, 10 HR, 29 RBI, 43 R

     

    Summary

    After hitting 43 home runs and driving in 128 runs last season while posting a .931 OPS, Josh Hamilton was undoubtedly one of the best hitters in the game in 2012, and without question the best bat available on the free-agent market.

    Given his injury woes and a second half drop-off, some teams were weary of giving him more than a two-year deal, but for the second straight offseason the Angels swooped in and stole the market's top hitter. While Albert Pujols eventually righted the ship after a slow start last season, Hamilton has yet to do so, and his OPS is a staggering .255 points lower right now than it was last season.

     

    Grade

    F

1. SP Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

31 of 31

    Acquired

    Signed to a six-year, $147 million deal in free agency.

     

    Stats

    11 GS, 5-2, 3.94 ERA, 48 K, 17 BB, 64 IP

     

    Summary

    There was some legitimate debate as to whether or not Zack Greinke deserved to be paid like an ace when he hit the free-agent market this past offseason, but the Dodgers were happy to give him a $100 million-plus contract to slot behind Clayton Kershaw in their rotation.

    He's pitched fairly well when he's been on the field, but a broken clavicle suffered in a brawl with the Padres cost him 29 games and at least helped contribute to the Dodgers' miserable start. All will be forgotten if he pitches like a stud in the second half and helps them to the postseason, but for now, there's little question he's vastly overpaid.

     

    Grade

    C+

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