Los Angeles added two of the top available arms and the Yankees acquired a closer. Here are this week's top headlines.
MLB Top Headlines:
Nationals interested in adding a center fielder
After signing Daniel Murphy, the Nationals could consider adding Denard Span or Dexter Fowler.
Yankees acquire Aroldis Chapman
New York adds Chapman and reportedly does not have any interest in moving Andrew Miller or Dellin Betances.
Did anybody win the Chapman trade?
Our Mike Bates says no:
They say that you know a good deal has been struck when no one walks away happy. This must be the exception that proves the rule, because it's hard to feel good about any of this for anyone involved, and that includes Rob Manfred.
Orioles, White Sox among favorites to land Yoenis Cespedes
Cespedes has yet to sign but is drawing interest from a handful of clubs to this point.
Denard Span expected to sign soon
Span is thought to be one of the better free agent outfielders available and could sign in the coming days.
Nationals sign Stephen Drew to 1-year deal
Drew gets $3 million, but his deal also includes incentives worth up to $1.25 million.
Dodgers sign Scott Kazmir
Kazmir received a three-year contract that includes an opt-out after the first year from the Dodgers.
Dodgers agree to sign Kenta Maeda
Maeda became the second pitcher to pitcher to join the Dodgers this week.
Omar Infante had surgery in November
Kansas City did not announce it at the time of the procedure, but Infante is expected to be healthy by the start of Spring Training.
Padres interested in Ian Desmond
Desmond would add power to San Diego's lineup and the club is seeking shortstop depth this winter.