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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The offseason spending spree continues for the Yankees, who will bring back Kuroda to solidify the No. 2 spot in the rotation. His second-banana standing was in name only last season, as he posted a commendable 3.31 ERA and 1.16 WHIP to anchor the rotation, while ace CC Sabathia endured a mostly woeful campaign.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2014 and 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for 2016 left on his contract. He also has a partial no-trade clause that could complicate any potential deal. The Phillies would likely have to eat some portion of Papelbon's contract to make any deal happen.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Beltran drew interest from the Mariners and Royals, but with Robinson Cano signing with Seattle, the Yankees did not wait around. He will be 37 years old early in the 2014 season, but he still is a solid veteran bat who is a switch-hitter. He hit .296/.339/.491 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI with the Cardinals last season. With a crowd of veterans in the outfield, there may be some re-shuffling to accommodate Beltran, Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Alfonso Soriano in the batting order.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Napoli will return to Boston following his impressive performance in a championship season. He put to rest concerns over the durability of his hip issue and thrived at Fenway Park, knocking a career-high 38 doubles and had 23 home runs with 92 RBI. He can lock down first base for the Red Sox for the near future and could eventually transition towards the designated hitter spot.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Coming off a resurgent 2013 campaign, which saw McLouth hit .258/.329/.399 with 12 homers and a career-high 30 stolen bases in 146 games with the Orioles, the 32-year-old is now set to join Washington. He'll open the year as the Nats' fourth outfielder, but McLouth is expected to see significant at-bats regardless, helping out here and there at all three outfield positions.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Mariners are left-handed heavy in their lineup, and Butler would offer right-handed power. With Robinson Cano signed, the Mariners don't have a spot for Franklin. Butler suffered a power outage last season with the Royals, as his home run total was essentially cut in half, from 29 in 2012 to 15 last season.