Hey everyone, we have our first free agent signing of the winter! Of course, it's the Phillies. Of course, it's a veteran coming off of a career year. And of course, it's a multi-year deal that seems a little steep: Marlon Byrd for two years and $16 million.
Also this week, MLB announced a new TV show on MTV2, we've learned that Joe Mauer is now a first baseman, the qualifying offer system is a failure, the Braves are leaving Turner Field, and which teams are most desperate this winter.
Awards season also kicked off, with Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez winning the Rookie of the Year awards and Terry Francona and Clint Hurdle winning the Manager of the Year awards. Cy Young awards will be announced tonight, and MVP awards will be announced on Thursday.
Enjoy your offseason, everyone.