MLB — How much money could be spent in Vegas on free agents? – ESPN

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Sarah Langs

With the winter meetings opening Sunday, free-agent contracts figure to be discussed at a dizzying clip, with proposals — and cash — being tossed in every direction.

There have been 39 free-agent contracts signed for at least $100 million (including this week’s deal between Patrick Corbin and the Nationals), with seven the most signed in a single offseason (after the 2015 season).

There were three free-agent contracts worth at least $100 million signed last offseason, by Eric Hosmer (Padres), Yu Darvish (Cubs) and J.D. Martinez (Red Sox). (Martinez could opt out before his deal hits $100 million.)

Shut off the slot machines. Roll away the roulette wheels. Baseball has changed, making Las Vegas the least appropriate site for modern GMs to deal their cards.

With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper’s hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder’s quest for baseball’s biggest contract.

From the free agents set to cash in to the big-name stars sure to come up in trade rumors all winter long, keep up with all of the latest action.

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There have been eight free-agent contracts of at least $200 million, most recently those signed by David Price and Zack Greinke in the offseason following the 2015 season. The most $200 million contracts handed out in a single offseason is two: Price and Greinke in the 2015 offseason and Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder in the offseason following 2011.

What about the $250 million mark? We’ve heard for a while that Bryce Harper or Manny Machado could get a commitment that high — or higher. There have been two $250 million contracts handed out to free agents — and both went to Alex Rodriguez, following the 2000 and

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