Grading All of the Latest MLB Offseason Signings

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Grading All of the Latest MLB Offseason Signings
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At long last, the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes has been settled. The prized Japanese free-agent right-hander is headed to the Bronx to play for the New York Yankees, and his agreement will likely serve as a big domino for the rest of the free-agent starter market.

In fact, it was reported that Matt Garza and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract, but as of Friday night nothing was official, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Meanwhile, there are several other starters on the market highlighted by Garza, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez and Bronson Arroyo. As far as available hitters, outfielder Nelson Cruz, shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Kendrys Morales are still looking for work with about a month before spring training starts.

Still, the past few days have been marked by several signings by 2013 playoff teams that could have an impact on the 2014 pennant races. Here's a look at the latest big league agreements complete with analysis and grades.

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