GM awards for best trades, signings
February, 7, 2014
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | New York Yankees
It was the most expensive free-agent spending spree in baseball history when the Yankees committed a combined $438 million for 22 years of contracts to Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran. The Yankees quickly rebuilt their outfield, catching and starting pitching with All-Star caliber players and imported the best overall talent of any team in baseball this offseason. They also get credit for walking away from Robinson Cano by refusing to acquiesce to 10 years and approximately $240 million for a player in his 30s.
Jon Daniels, Texas Rangers: