Starting pitching has been an extremely popular ticket early on in the Major League Baseball offseason. A couple of big names have gone off the board as we approach the Winter Meetings next week in Nashville, Tenn. Below are the details on some of the big names’ new destinations.

Aaron Nola

On November 19, Nola re-signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for seven years, $172 million. Last season, Nola went 12-9 with a 4.46 ERA, 96 ERA+, 4.03 FIP, 1.151 WHIP, and 9.4 K/9 in 193.2 innings pitched. He stays will the only franchise he’s ever known.

Lance Lynn

On November 21, Lynn returned to the franchise that brought him into professional baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. Lynn signed a one-year, $10 million contract with St. Louis. Last season between Chicago (AL) and Los Angeles (NL), Lynn went 13-11 with a 5.73 ERA, 77 ERA+, 5.53 FIP, 1.394 WHIP, and 10.8 K/9 in 183.2 innings pitched.

Kyle Gibson

On November 21, Gibson joined the fifth franchise of his career, signing a one-year, $12 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Last season with Baltimore, Gibson went 15-9 with a 4.73 ERA, 87 ERA+, 4.13 FIP, 1.318 WHIP, and 7.4 K/9 in 192 innings. Gibson started the most games of his career in 2023, with 33 starts.

Sonny Gray

On November 27, The AL Cy Young Award runner-up cashed in during free agency, signing a three-year, $75 million with the St. Louis Cardinals to complete their new-look rotation. Last season with Minnesota, Gray went 8-8 with a 2.79 ERA, 154 ERA+, 2.83 FIP, 1.147 WHIP, and 9 K/9 in 184 innings pitched. Gray had his best Cy Young finish in 2023.

Kenta Maeda

Today, Maeda signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Detroit Tigers. Last season with Minnesota, Maeda went 6-8 with a 4.23 ERA, 102 ERA+, 4.02 FIP, 1.169 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 in 104.1 innings pitched. Maeda returned to the mound in 2023 after missing the entire 2022 season due to injury.

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