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Snake Bytes 12/11: Show Me the Money!

The winter meetings have seen a busy and expensive 24 hours.

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Yankees Ink Gerrit Cole

The New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole are in agreement on a record-setting 9-year, $324 million contract with an opt-out for Cole after year five.

Yankees to Sign Gerrit Cole

Cole smashed the $245 million contract offered to fellow Boras client, Stephen Strasburg earlier this week and nearly matched Bryce Harper’s total outlay. However, Harper’s contract is over a 13-year span, giving Cole the much higher AAV. In fact, the deal narrowly eclipses Mike Trout’s annual average by a bit over $150,000 per season. Trout though, is on a 12-year deal to give the Angels their next Hall of Fame inductee.

White Sox Acquire Nomar Mazara

You can scratch another name off the list of players the Diamondbacks have shown interest in. The Texas Rangers have traded Nomar Mazara to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league outfielder, Steele Walker.

Adam Jones signs with Japan’s Orix Buffaloes

The rumors regarding Adam Jones’ future appear to have been true. The Diamondbacks’ primary right fielder for 2019 is headed to Japan to close out his baseball career. The deal is a two-year contract with a club option for 2022. If the option is exercised and Jones maxes out his $2 million in incentives, the contract could be worth $15.5 million.

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Didi Gregorius

Gregorius has decided to bet on himself, signing a one-year deal worth $14 million to play for the Phillies. The move likely pushes Jean Segura to second base to fill the recently-developed hole at that position.

Giants Sign Kevin Gausman

The recently non-tendered Gausman has signed with the Giants on a 1-year, $9 million contract with $1 million worth of incentives, meaning he could still make about what he was expected to make had he remained in with the Reds.

Giants Acquire Zack Cozart

The Giants have picked up both infielder Zack Cozart and shortstop prospect Will Wilson from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations.