The offseason is still going strong into late December.
The latest free-agent chip to fall was Shin-Soo Choo, who signed a seven-year, $130 million pact with the Texas Rangers. And while the Rangers had few options left to jump-start their offense, it’s possible the Choo deal will blow up in their face.
But the Choo signing was hardly surprising. By contrast, few expected the Chicago White Sox to dangle Addison Reed, who they dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks for third-base prospect Matt Davidson. The White Sox, who are in a mini-rebuilding phase, parted with unneeded depth for a hitter who could realistically be the team’s third baseman for the next decade.
Read on to see how all of MLB’s latest impact offseason transactions grade out.