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Xander Bogaerts, Brandon Nimmo and star free-agent contracts: A complete breakdown

Here’s contract breakdowns of recent free-agent signings Xander Bogaerts, Josh Bell, Trevor Williams and Matt Strahm.

A busy offseason is far from over. Based on information received from sources at the MLB Winter Meetings and elsewhere, here’s a complete breakdown of the contracts for Xander Bogaerts, Josh Bell, Trevor Williams, Matthew Strahm and Brandon Nimmo.

Xander Bogaerts, San Diego Padres

11 years, $280 million that includes a full no-trade clause.

Signing bonus: $5 million.

2023: $25 million.

2024: $25 million.

2025: $25 million.

2026: $25 million.

2027: $25 million.

2028: $25 million.

2029: 25 million.

2030: $25 million.

2031: $25 million.

2032: $25 million.

2033: $25 million.

Josh Bell, Cleveland Guardians

Two years, $33 million that includes an opt out after the 2023 season.

2023: $16.5 million.

2024: $16.5 million.

Incentives: $250,000 for MVP ($150K for second or third; $75K for fourth or fifth). $100K for All-Star, $50K for Gold Glove, $50K for Silver Slugger, $100K for World Series MVP, $50K for LCS MVP.

Trevor Williams, Washington Nationals

Two years, $13 million.

2023: $6 million.

2024: $7 million.

Incentives: $25K for All-Star, $25K for Gold Glove, $50K for Silver Slugger, $75K for LCS MVP, $100K for World Series MVP, $100K for MVP, $100K for Cy Young ($50K for second through fifth), $100K for Comeback Player of the Year.

Matthew Strahm, Philadelphia Phillies

Two years, $15 million.

2023: $7.5 million.

2024: $7.5 million.

Incentives: $125K each for 15, 20, 25, 30 games pitched. $50K for All-Star, $50K for Gold Glove, $50K for LCS MVP, $50K for Silver Slugger, $100K for World Series MVP, $100K for MVP ($50K for finalist).

Brandon Nimmo, New York Mets

8 years, $162 million that includes a full no-trade clause.

2023: $18,250,000.

2024: $20,025,000.

2025: $20,025,000.

2026: $20,025,000.

2027: $20,025,000.

2028: $20,025,000.

2029: $20,025,000.

2030: $20,025,000.

Incentives: $200K for MVP ($150K for second, $50K for third), $100K for Gold Glove, $100K for Silver Slugger, $150K for World Series MVP, $100K for LCS MVP, $100K for All-Star (first or second team), $100K for All-Star.

In a robust free-agent market, the players benefitted from increased spending. The contracts reflect just that, and then some.

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