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)
PLAYERS & TEAM EARNINGS

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

Will there be an MLB lockout this winter? Well, probably. With the current collective bargaining agreement between the league and the MLBPA expiring at the start of December and both parties still far apart on a new pact, negotiations regarding free agency, arbitration, pre-arb deals, and every manner of contract extension under the sun could be frozen indefinitely.

That’s all the motivation some veteran players needed to fire up the 2022 MLB Hot Stove a bit earlier than we often see — and Boardroom is tracking all the biggest deals

The following are the top 10 largest contracts signed this offseason in baseball — calculated both by total value and average annual value — as of Nov. 29, 2021.

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Top 10 2022 MLB Offseason Deals (Total Value)

  1. SS Corey Seager (Dodgers → Rangers): 10 years, $325 million
  2. SS Wander Franco (Extended by Rays): 11 years, $182 million
  3. 2B/SS Marcus Semien (Blue Jays → Rangers): 7 years, $175 million
  4. SS Javier Baez (Mets→ Tigers): 6 years, $140 million
  5. SP Jose Berrios (Re-signed with Blue Jays): 7 years, $131 million
  6. SP Max Scherzer (Dodgers → Mets): 3 years, $130 million
  7. SP Robbie Ray (Blue Jays → Mariners): 5 years, $115 million
  8. SP Kevin Gausman (Giants → Blue Jays): 5 years, $110 million
  9. OF Byron Buxton (Extended by Twins): 7 years, $100 million
  10. OF Starling Marte (A’s → Mets): 4 years, $78 million

Top 10 2022 MLB Offseason Deals (Average Annual Value)

  1. SP Max Scherzer (Dodgers → Mets): $43.33 million AAV
  2. SS Corey Seager (Dodgers → Rangers): $32. 5 million AAV
  3. 2B/SS Marcus Semien (Blue Jays → Rangers): $25 million AAV
  4. SP Justin Verlander (Re-signed with Astros): $25 million AAV
  5. SS Javier Baez (Mets→ Tigers): $23.33 million AAV
  6. SP Robbie Ray (Blue Jays → Mariners): $23 million AAV
  7. SP Kevin Gausman (Giants → Blue Jays): $22 million AAV
  8. SP Noah Syndergaard(Mets → Angels): $21 million AAV
  9. OF Starling Marte (A’s → Mets): $19.5 million AAV
  10. SP Jose Berrios (Re-signed with Blue Jays): $18.71 million AAV

Boardroom’s Guide to the 2021-22 MLB Offseason

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