Perhaps the two biggest names available in unrestricted free agency this year are superstars Chris Paul and center Dwight Howard. The question is, which of them is the best value?
Travis Hafner and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that allows him to earn up to $4 million more in bonuses based on plate appearances.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t remark specifically on Burress, but said working out players is a common occurrence.
The Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Brian Boyle. “Very fortunate and blessed,” said Boyle, according to the Bergen Record. “It’s the only place I want to be.”
The Jets signed a ragtag group of big-name veterans last offseason before making their second straight run to the AFC Championship game. It appears Mike Tannenbaum’s club is considering the same approach this year.
After several weeks of talks, the Mets have reportedly reached a deal with free-agent right-hander Chris Young, pending a physical.
The Washington Nationals have re-signed former Yankees starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who is trying to come back from shoulder surgery and hasn’t pitched since July 2009.
Free agent pitcher Cliff Lee has had another high-level visitor. Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he met with Lee and his agent on Monday in Arkansas, the left-hander’s offseason home.