Astros teammates Justin Verlander (right) and Carlos Correa are two of the biggest names on the free agent market this offseason. (Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The Biggest Contracts of the 2021-22 MLB Offseason

From free agency to arbitration and beyond, tracking the most expensive deals MLB players are signing ahead of the 2022 season

With a new collective bargaining agreement finally agreed between the league and the MLBPA, officially ending baseball’s lockout after 99 days, free agency, arbitration, pre-arb deals, and every manner of contract extension under the sun is now back in play. Rejoice!

And as the 2022 MLB Hot Stove fires back up, Boardroom is tracking all the biggest deals as they fly in.

From Max Scherzer to Freddie Freeman to Wander Franco and beyond, the following are the top 10 largest contracts signed this offseason in baseball — calculated both by total value and average annual value.

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Top 2022 MLB Offseason Deals (Total Value)

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

1. SS Corey Seager(Dodgers → Rangers): 10 years, $325,000,000

t-2. 3B Kris Bryant (Giants → Rockies): 7 years, $182,000,000

t-2. SS Wander Franco (Extended by Rays): 11 years, $182,000,000

4. 2B/SS Marcus Semien (Blue Jays → Rangers): 7 years, $175,000,000

5. 1B Matt Olson (Extended by Braves): 8 years, $168,000,000

6. 1B Freddie Freeman (Braves → Dodgers): 6 years, $162,000,000

t-7. SS Javier Baez (Mets → Tigers): 6 years, $140,000,000

t-7. SS Trevor Story (Rockies → Red Sox): 6 years, $140,000,000

9. SP Jose Berrios (Re-signed with Blue Jays): 7 years, $131,000,000

10. SP Max Scherzer (Dodgers → Mets): 3 years, $130,000,000

11. 3B Jose Ramirez (Extended by Guardians): 5 years, $124,000,000

12. SP Robbie Ray (Blue Jays → Mariners): 5 years, $115,000,000

13. SP Kevin Gausman (Giants → Blue Jays): 5 years, $110,000,000

14. SS Carlos Correa (Astros → Twins): 3 years, $105,300,000

t-15. OF Nick Castellanos (Reds → Phillies): 5 years, $100,000,000

t-15. OF Byron Buxton (Extended by Twins): 7 years, $100,000,000

17. OF Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima Toyo Carp→ Cubs): 5 years, $85,000,000

18. OF/1B Kyle Schwarber (Red Sox → Phillies): 4 years, $79,000,000

19. OF Starling Marte (A’s → Mets): 4 years, $78,000,000

20. SP Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox → Tigers): 5 years, $77,000,000

Top 2022 MLB Offseason Deals (Average Annual Value)

1. SP Max Scherzer (Dodgers → Mets): $43,330,000 AAV

2. SS Carlos Correa (Astros → Twins): $35,100,000 AAV

3. SS Corey Seager (Dodgers → Rangers): $32,500,000 AAV

4. 1B Freddie Freeman (Braves → Dodgers): $27,000,000 AAV

5. 1B Kris Bryant (Giants → Rockies): $26,000,000 AAV

6. 2B/SS Marcus Semien (Blue Jays → Rangers): $25,000,000 AAV

7. SP Justin Verlander (Re-signed with Astros): $25,000,000 AAV

8. 3B Jose Ramirez (Extended by Guardians): $24,800,000 AAV

9. SP Marcus Stroman (Mets → Cubs): $23,670,000 AAV

t-10. SS Javier Baez (Mets→ Tigers): $23,333,333 AAV

t-10. SS Trevor Story (Rockies → Red Sox): $23,333,333 AAV

12. SP Robbie Ray (Blue Jays → Mariners): $23,000,000 AAV

13. SP Kevin Gausman (Giants → Blue Jays): $22,000,000 AAV

14. SP Carlos Rodon (Whits Sox → Giants): $22,000,000 AAV

t-15. SP Noah Syndergaard(Mets → Angels): $21,000,000 AAV

t-15. 1B Matt Olson (Extended by Braves): $21,000,000 AAV

17. OF Nick Castellanos (Reds→ Phillies): $20,000,000 AAV

18. OF/1B Kyle Schwarber (Red Sox → Phillies): $19,750,000 AAV

19. OF Starling Marte (A’s → Mets): $19,500,000 AAV

20. SP Jose Berrios (Re-signed with Blue Jays): $18,714,286 AAV

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