Hot Stove: NOVEMBER Recap

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There were a whole lot of moves made during the month of November. Let’s recap all of the top trades, signings, etc. in the first month of the offseason!

TOP 5 BIGGEST TRADES:

  1. Astros acquire catcher Brian McCann from the Yankees
  2. Mariners acquire Jean Segura, Dbacks acquire Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte
  3. Phillies acquire Howie Kendrick
  4. Mariners acquire Danny Valencia
  5. Angels acquire Cameron Maybin

TOP 5 BIGGEST SIGNINGS:

  1. Mets re-sign Yoenis Cespedes (4 years, $110 million; $27.5 million AAV)
  2. Astros sign Josh Reddick (4 years, $52 million; $13 million AAV)
  3. Blue Jays sign Kendrys Morales (3 years, $33 million; $11 million AAV)
  4. Cardinals sign Brett Cecil (4 years, $30.5 million; $7.625 million AAV)
  5. Twins sign Jason Castro (3 years, $24.5 million; $8.17 million AAV)

TOP 5 PROSPECTS TRADED:

  1. Albert Abreu (from HOU to NYY in McCann trade) – Yankees #10
  2. Alex Jackson (from SEA to ATL) – Braves #13
  3. Max Povse (from ATL to SEA in Alex Jackson trade) – Mariners #10
  4. Mitch Haniger (from ARZ to SEA in Jean Segura/Taijuan Walker trade) – Mariners #15
  5. Rob Whalen (from ATL to SEA in Alex Jackson trade) – Mariners #14

TOP 3 TEAMS OF THE MONTH:

Seattle Mariners- The Mariners made a lot of moves in November. They acquired All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz to serve as their backup catcher by parting with Vidal Nuno. They acquired Danny Valencia from the A’s. They acquired All-Star Jean Segura. They also parted with a few prospects but gained a lot of other teams’ prospects from their top 30s: they acquired Max Povse, Mitch Haniger, Rob Whalen, & Richie Shaffer while parting with prospets Paul Blackburn, Alex Jackson, & Dylan Thompson. The Mariners are far from being done making moves in another busy offseason for the Dipoto regime.

Atlanta Braves- The Braves were another team that made a lot of moves. They added a pair of former Cy Youngs to their rotation in R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon. They also signed Sean Rodriguez to a two-year deal and acquired Mariners’ prospect Alex Jackson. If the rumors are true, the Braves are going after an ace such as Chris Sale or Chris Archer in its attempt to be competitive when their new ballpark opens in 2017.

Houston Astros- The Astros made a pair of big moves on the same day by acquiring Brian McCann and signing Josh Reddick. They also parted ways with Pat Neshek and claimed Nori Aoki. The Astros also added to their rotation by adding Charlie Morton to replace Doug Fister. Rumors suggest that the Astros went hard after Yoenis Cespedes, so they might be gearing up for another big signing or two on Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Beltran, Rich Hill, etc. They’ve also been linked to possible aces on the trade market as well as Miguel Cabrera. The Astros are far from finished this offseason.

ALL TRANSACTIONS:

  • Angels acquire Cameron Maybin from the Tigers for the Angels’ #8 prospect Victor Alcantara (now the Tigers’ #23 prospect)
  • Astros claim Nori Aoki from the Mariners
  • Phillies acquire All-Star Pat Neshek from the Astros for a player to be named later
  • Diamondbacks claim Jeremy Hazelbaker from the Cardinals
  • Mariners acquire All-Star Carlos Ruiz from the Dodgers for Vidal Nuno
  • Angels re-sign 2x All-Star Andrew Bailey to a one-year deal worth $1 million
  • Braves sign 2012 Cy Young R.A. Dickey to a one-year deal (with a 2018 option) worth $8 million
  • Braves sign 2005 Cy Young Bartolo Colon to a one-year deal worth $12.5 million
  • Blue Jays sign #6 international prospect Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. to a seven-year deal worth $22 million
  • Blue Jays sign Silver Slugger Kendrys Morales to a three-year deal worth $33 million
  • Phillies acquire All-Star Howie Kendrick for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney
  • Angels sign Jesse Chavez to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million
  • Mariners acquire Danny Valencia from the Athletics for the Mariners’ #18 prospect Paul Blackburn (now th Athletics’ #19 prospect)
  • 2011 Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson accepts the qualifying offer from the Phillies for one year worth $17.2 million
  • Silver Slugger Neil Walker accepts the qualifying offer from the Mets for one year worth $17.2 million
  • Astros sign Charlie Morton to a two-year deal worth $14 million
  • Astros acquire 7x All-Star Brian McCann from the Yankees for prospects Albert Abreu (now the Yankees’ #10 prospect) and Jorge Guzman.
  • Astros sign Gold Glover Josh Reddick to a four-year deal worth $52 million
  • Rangers sign Andrew Cashner to a one-year deal worth $10 million
  • Royals sign Drew Butera to a two-year deal worth $3.8 million
  • Mariners acquire Rays’ #20 prospect Richie Shaffer and Taylor Motter from the Rays for the Mariners’ #22 prospect Dylan Thompson, Dalton Kelly, and Andrew Kittredge
  • Giants sign the Tigers’ #25 prospect Wynton Bernard to a minor-league deal
  • Yankees acquire the Mariners’ #14 prospect Zach Littell from the Mariners for prospect James Pazos
  • Cardinals sign All-Star Brett Cecil to a four-year deal worth $30.5 million
  • Twins sign All-Star Jason Castro to a three-year deal worth $24.5 million
  • Nationals acquire Phillies’ #25 prospect Jimmy Cordero from the Phillies
  • Mariners acquire All-Star Jean Segura, Dbacks #21 prospect Mitch Haniger, and prospect Zac Curtis from the Diamondbacks for Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte
  • Braves sign Sean Rodriguez to a two-year deal worth $11.5 million (Haniger is now the Mariners’ #15 prospect)
  • Marlins sign All-Star Edinson Volquez to a two-year deal worth $22 million
  • Braves acquire Mariners’ #6 prospect Alex Jackson and a PTBNL from the Mariners for Braves’ #22 prospect Rob Whalen and Braves’ #20 prospect Max Povse (Jackson is now the Braves’ #13, Povse is Mariners’ #10, Whalen is Mariners’ #14)
  • Brewers sign 2015 Korean Baseball Organization MVP Eric Thames to a three-year deal worth $16 million with a club option for a fourth year
  • Mets sign 2x All-Star Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year deal worth $110 million
  • Cubs sign Jon Jay to a one-year deal worth $8 million
  • Athletics sign All-Star Matt Joyce to a two-year deal worth $11 million
  • Orioles acquire Logan Verrett from the Mets for cash considerations

So this is it for the November HOT STOVE Recap. December is shaping up to be an exciting month, and we expect a lot of transactions with the Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 Draft next week. Stay up to date with the offseason with Ground Rule Triple!

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