The Los Angeles Dodgers made headline news when they signed two-time American League MVP Shohei Ohtani to a record-setting 10-year contract worth $700 million.
It’s nothing new for the mighty Dodgers, or any of the big market teams for that matter. Teams such as the Dodgers, Yankees, Mets and other high-payroll clubs don’t shy away from breaking out the checkbook this time of year.
While the teams located in major cities continue to spend, there are a handful of the smaller-market teams that have made some splashes in free agency. The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t included in that group — at least not yet.