Who Went Where in Major League Baseball?


The page has turned to February, and this is the month that baseball begins, with spring training in a couple of weeks.

The page has turned to February, and this is the month that baseball begins, with spring training in a couple of weeks. Each of the 30 teams made some kind of move to try to improve their team, but who did the best?

We will start in the AL East. The Yankees got the best pitcher on the market in Gerrit Cole with a nine-year, $324 million deal and re-signed Aroldis Chapman and Brett Gardner. The Red Sox signed infielders José Peraza and Mitch Moreland, as well as pitcher Martín Pérez. The Blue Jays added to their young group by signing pitchers Hyn-Jin Ryu, Chase Anderson and Tanner Roark. The Rays traded for Hunter Renfroe. The Orioles added veterans José Iglesias and Wade LeBlanc.

In the AL Central, it was the White Sox who stood out, adding Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnación, Nomar Mazara, Gio Gonzalez, Steve Cishek and their top prospect, Luis Robert. The Indians added César Hernández, Sandy León and Delino DeShields. The Twins stole Josh Donaldson and signed Alex Avila, Michael Pineda, Homer Bailey and pitcher Rich Hill. The Tigers added infielders C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop. The Royals just re-signed their veteran outfielder Alex Gordon and Maikel Franco.

The AL West was busy. The Angels signed Anthony Rendon and added pitchers Julio Terehán and Dylan Bundy. The Rangers traded for Corey Kluber and Sam Travis and signed Kyle Gibson, Todd Frazier, Robinson Chirinos and Jordan Lyles. The Athletics added outfielder Tony Kemp, and the Mariners signed their top prospect Evan White.

In the NL East, the Phillies added Didi Gregorius and Josh Harrison to their offense. The Mets added Dellin Betances, Michael Wacha, Rick Porcello and Jake Marisnick. The Braves signed Marcell Ozuna, Travis d’Arnaud, Will Smith, Cole Hamels and Félix Hernández. The Nationals re-signed Stephen Strasburg, Howie Kendrick, Daniel Hudson and Ryan Zimmerman. The Marlins signed Chris Dickerson, Matt Kemp, Brandon Kintzler, Francisco Cervelli and Matt Joyce.

The Reds, who added Mike Moustakas, Nick Castellanos, Pedro Strop and Wade Miley, led the NL Central. The Brewers added Avisail Garcia, Omar Narvaez, Justin Smoak, Ryon Healy, Brett Anderson, Eric Lauer, Luis Urías and Jedd Gyorko. The Cardinals re-signed Adam Wainwright. The Cubs added Jeremy Jeffress, and the Pirates added J.T. Riddle.

Two teams led the NL West. The Diamondbacks signed Madison Bumgarner and traded for Starling Marte. The Padres traded for Tommy Pham, Zach Davies, Jurickson Profar and Trent Grisham, signing Drew Pomeranz also. The Giants added Kevin Gausman and Drew Smyly, the Dodgers signed Alex Wood and the Rockies added Chris Owings.

What a couple of months, huh?