Johnny Cueto reportedly turned down a six-year, $120 million contract offer. So what would it take to sign him and who's going to step to the plate?
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The Tigers fancy themselves contenders in 2016 and needed to upgrade the AL's worst rotation. Jordan Zimmermann should help but it's also a risky signing given the $110 million price tag: His numbers were down across the board in 2015, perhaps related to a little dip in velocity, and now he moves from the weak NL East to the American League.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer
The Tigers made the first big free agent move of the winter by signing Jordan Zimmermann to a 5-year, $110 million contract, and it's likely they'll follow up by adding another veteran to slot in behind Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Zimmermann in the rotation. Doug Fister, who could be looking for a short-term deal to re-establish himself after a rough 2015 season, appears to fit the profile. But he's not the only available option.
The Tigers have reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who started a career-high 33 games for the Nationals last season.
Source: Tigers pursuing ZImmerman
Detroit is in serious talks with free-agent Jordan Zimmermann, according to ESPN and media reports (first reported by Fox Sports). Zimmermann had a 3.66 ERA last season with the Nationals.
The Tigers and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann are in talks on a free-agent contract, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.
Nacionales quieren nuevo bullpen
Después de ser el gran fracaso de la temporada, los Nacionales buscan renovar su bullpen. Mirar
Will new leadership lift Nationals?
Hiring Dusty Baker was a good start for the disappointing Nationals, but they'll still need to recover from losing free agents Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond. MLB status check (Insider)
Nationals to trade Storen and Papelbon?
Several teams have told ESPN's Jayson Stark that Washington wants to deal both Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon this offseason. That said, the Nats are in the hunt for the top relievers on the market. Hot Stove Daily
Two front-runners for Darren O'Day?
The Nationals and the Dodgers are in the lead for the coveted free-agent reliever's services, sources tell ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. O'Day is believed to be seeking a four-year deal. MLB rumors roundup
Drew Storen trade appears inevitable
The Nationals and Storen are a divorce waiting to happen, Jim Bowden writes. If the former closer does hit the trade block, plenty of teams look like possible destinations. Bowden: Potential big-name trades (Insider)
Should the Nats trade for Chapman?
Adding Aroldis Chapman would give Washington an elite left-handed closer to pair with right-hander Jonathan Papelbon. But the cost will be high, and the Reds could ask for Drew Storen, among others, in return. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)
Max Scherzer among top MLB starters
Second in big league strikeouts last season and first in no-hitters (two), the Nationals' ace right-hander merits inclusion among Buster Olney's top 10. Top starters (Insider)
Jerry Crasnick ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer
Chris Heisey has agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals and will compete for a bench spot in 2016. He'll be reunited with Dusty Baker, his former manager in Cincinnati. The Nats are still looking for a LH hitting outfielder to back up Michael Taylor in center and Jayson Werth in left.
Dos en base: ¿Cuál es el sentido del premio MVP?
Donaldson y Harper fueron los Más Valiosos, pero...¿Harper fue valioso para quién? Mirar
Youth not holding Bryce Harper back
Harper became the fourth-youngest player to win the MVP when he took home the hardware in the National League on Thursday.
Harper's MVP season was worth $75.4M
Bryce Harper brilliance in 2015 is best underscored in his 9.7 Wins Above Replacement (FanGraphs version), a figure Neil Payne estimates as being worth $75.4M on the open market. 538: Measuring Harper's value
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic dish on MVP awards for Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper. Plus, Booger Mcfarland and is Charlie Strong a viable candidate for Miami?
While Josh Donaldson might have sealed his MVP with a blistering August, Bryce Harper was in the driver's seat in the NL right from the start.
The starters teams can actually afford
Doug Fister's velocity returned at the end of the season, and so did clubs' interest in him. The hope is that he'll be a good short-term investment with potential high-end return. Second-tier steals (Insider)
Bryce Harper led the majors in WAR in 2015. And because WAR doesn't lie, naming him the unanimous MVP of the National League was a no-brainer.