We're in the competitive phase of free agency now, with no doubt lots of players weighing multiple offers. And more teams have jumped into the action:
New York won the services of SP Raul Arias with a 5-year, $31MM contract. Arias has 95 wins and a 3.93 ERA over 8 big league seasons.
Andres Padilla landed with Cleveland for 3 years, $14.8MM. The Katanas also re-signed Lorenzo Rodriguez for 5 years, $38.75MM, and have come through free agency with the team almost intact.
San Diego won the bidding for one of the younger leading free agents, 27 year-old IF Quilvio Suarez. He gets $36.5MM over 5 years.
Scottsdale continued the spending spree, adding Brad Hart for 2 years, $4.24MM per year. Hart appears to be the leading contender for the 3B job for the Vipers.
El Paso signed its 4th Type B free agent, SP Javier Batista. Batista has 41 wins and a 3.83 ERA over 6 ML seasons.
Dan Cirillo heads "home" to Detroit. After a 2-year sabbatical to Vancouver, the world career leader in complete games returns to the franchise that signed him as an IFA way back in Season 1. He gets $7.2MM for 2 years.
Portland landed a RF by getting Ray Henley's signature on a 2 year, $6.74MM deal. Barring injury, Henley will join the 1000-RBI club this season.
Little Rock got career 300-HR man Victor Perez for 2 years, $7MM. Perez could see action at both 1B and LF for the Pebbles.
Look for the pace of signings to pick up in the next cycle.