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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, left, listens to a question alongside agent Scott Boras, right, during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. Nationals pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  **FILE**

MLB’s winter meetings turned into the Scott Boras show

- Associated Press

Baseball’s most prominent agent dominated each of the three full days of meetings with a nine-figure contract, deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon that totaled $814 million.

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon watches his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Manny Banuelos during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ** FILE **

With Rendon gone, Nationals’ offseason checklist becomes clearer

- The Washington Times

Anthony Rendon left town to sign with the Los Angeles Angels for a reported $245 million over seven years. Days earlier, Stephen Strasburg agreed to a seven-year deal, also for $245 million, to return to the Nationals. With that settled, what’s left for the Nationals to do this winter?

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros Game 3 starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws on the field at Yankee Stadium in New York, after the team arrived to prepare for the American League Championship Series, against the New York Yankees. Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Gerrit Cole signs record deal with Yankees: Report

- Associated Press

Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

Sports agent Scott Boras speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cole, Boras ready to play ‘Can you top this?’

- Associated Press

A day after completing a $245 million, seven-year contract for Stephen Strasburg with Washington that set a record for pitchers, Boras said Cole will command even more.

In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series, in Houston. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the AP that postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed in principle to a one-year contract worth $6.25 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is still pending a successful physical. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) **FILE**

Gomes, Kendrick officially back to World Series champ Nationals

Associated Press

Doing their best to keep as much of their World Series roster intact as possible, the Washington Nationals announced they re-signed catcher Yan Gomes and infielder Howie Kendrick on Tuesday, a day after bringing back Stephen Strasburg for $245 million.

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Rays finalizing deal with Japanese OF Tsutsugo

- Associated Press

The Tampa Bay Rays are working to finalize a two-year contract worth about $12 million with Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.