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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

If you’ve an earshot of Yankees’ fans today, you might’ve heard them humming this tune after their blockbuster trade with San Diego to land superstar slugger Juan Soto.

While this is a massive trade that will shake up the AL East, and even potentially the entire American League, there have been quite a few substantial trades and acquisitions that will shake up the 2024 baseball season. Needless to say, Major League Baseball’s offseason has been eventful with several key transactions that may lead to regime changes amongst MLB royalty.

As requested by the fans of Bleacher Brothers, here is a timeline of the biggest trades in the MLB this past month:

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  • December 6: The Cincinnati Reds have signed infielder Jeimer Candelario to a three-year, $45 million contract. This takes the Reds’ spending spree to $87 million.
    The New York Yankees have made a major move by trading for outfielders Juan Soto and Trent Grisham from the San Diego Padres. In return, the Padres received pitchers Michael King, Drew Thorpe, Jhony Brito, Randy Vasquez, and catcher Kyle Higashioka.
    The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a four-year contract, around $20 million annually, with left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez.
    The Baltimore Orioles have signed right-handed reliever Craig Kimbrel to a one-year, $13 million contract.
  • December 5: The Yankees and Boston Red Sox completed a trade, sending outfielder Alex Verdugo to New York in exchange for pitchers Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert, and Nicholas Judice.
    Erick Fedde has agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.
    Chris Devenski will return to the Tampa Bay Rays on a one-year contract with a club option.
  • December 3: The Atlanta Braves acquire outfielder Jarred Kelenic, pitcher Marco Gonzales, and first baseman Evan White from the Seattle Mariners for pitchers Jackson Kowar and Cole Phillips.
  • November 30: The Reds bolstered their rotation, signing right-hander Nick Martinez to a two-year, $26 million deal with an opt-out after the first season.
  • November 29: Right-hander Luis Severino agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract with the New York Mets.
    The Kansas City Royals signed utility player Garrett Hampson to a one-year deal.
  • November 27: The St. Louis Cardinals added pitcher Sonny Gray to their rotation.
    Outfielder Jason Heyward re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a one-year, $9 million deal.
  • November 26: The Detroit Tigers agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with right-hander Kenta Maeda.
  • November 22: The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired third baseman Eugenio Suarez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for reliever Carlos Vargas and catcher Seby Zavala.
  • November 21Kyle Gibson agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • November 20: The Cardinals and right-hander Lance Lynn agreed on a one-year contract with a club option, guaranteeing $10 million.
  • November 19: The Atlanta Braves signed right-handed reliever Reynaldo Lopez to a three-year, $30 million contract.
    The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed right-hander Aaron Nola to a seven-year, $172 million contract.
  • November 17: The Milwaukee Brewers acquired outfielder Jake Bauers from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor leaguers Jace Avina and Brian Sanchez.
    Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s negotiating window for MLB teams was set to begin soon.
  • November 16: The Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox swapped pitchers, with the Bravesreceiving reliever Aaron Bummer and the White Sox acquiring starters Mike Soroka and Jared Shuster, infielders Braden Shewmake and Nicky Lopez, and starter Riley Gowens.
  • November 6: The Braves exercised their $20 million option on right-handed starter Charlie Morton.

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