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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Free Agency Signings - Day 1

Here are some of the big deals of the day -

Eric Ross - SP - Santa Cruz, 3 years, $25.5 million and a no-trade clause.

Analysis - Ross joins a team on the verge of a run deep into the playoffs. He will give them two good years as a #2 or #3 starter. Good signing.

Junior Montero - SP - Rochester, 3 years, $18.9 million.

Analysis - I really like this deal. Montero is a top of the rotation guy that will produce in each of his three years. A very good signing.

Ahmad Bell - SS - Buffalo, 5 years, $50 million.

Analysis - Another good signing. $10 million per year is tremendous value for a guy that will hit 40 homers at a skill position. He should hold his ratings, but will need to move to another position as early as this year.

Brendan Truby - CF - Philadelphia, 4 years, $27.6 million.

Analysis - Not bad for a 5-time All-Star and someone that fills a need. He might need to switch to 2B next season, but he still will have a plus bat for his position for 3 seasons.

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