MLBTR takes a shot at predicting Justin Masterson's arbitration worth.
FanGraphs' Dave Cameron looks at the cost of a projected win on the free agent market, which shows David Murphy's new contract with the Tribe to be one of the best values of the offseason so far.
Jonah Keri calls Scott Kazmir one of the three best free-agent values left on the market.
LGFT Jhonny Peralta hit the jackpot in his recent deal with the Cardinals. Here are the details: "$15.5M in '14, $15M in '15, $12.5M in '16, $10M in '17." I suppose the front-loaded nature of this deal makes him more movable in future years-but that's if you think he will maintain a production level that somebody would want.
The Tigers are in serious negotiations with free-agent reliever Brian Wilson, last seen throwing 6 shutout innings in the playoffs.
Indians-related in the sense that each baseball move impacts all others
The 2014 Hall of Fame ballot has arrived. It's packed with qualified candidates who won't sniff the 75% of the votes needed for induction. On a very interesting and notable related note, Deadspin has purchased the Hall of Fame ballot of one voter, who will list whichever candidates Deadspin tells them to. The voter will reveal their identity and their motivations after the voting results are announced in January. Jason will have more on the Hall of Fame later this morning.
The Twins have supposedly made Mike Pelfrey a 2-year contract offer. However, just as this implies, Heyman sometimes seems to do Pelfrey's agent favors. They also inquired on F(uture)LGFT Ubaldo Jimenez, which we all know is highly unlikely.
Not having much luck with baseball news today. Maybe I need to call David Murphy's daughter's day care center.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 26, 2013