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cmh6476
10-28-2004, 01:53 PM
Who do we want?

2005 MLB Free Agents listed by team! :thumb:

ANAHEIM (5): Troy Glaus, 3b; Shane Halter, 3b; Raul Mondesi, of; Troy Percival, rhp; Aaron Sele, rhp.

BALTIMORE (7): Marty Cordova, of; Omar Daal, lhp; Mike DeJean, rhp; Luis Lopez, ss; x-Rafael Palmeiro, 1b; David Segui, 1b; B.J. Surhoff, of.

BOSTON (12): Ellis Burks, dh; x-Alan Embree, lhp; Nomar Garciaparra, ss; Curtis Leskanic, rhp; Derek Lowe, rhp; Pedro Martinez, rhp; Ramiro Mendoza, rhp; x-Bill Mueller, 3b; Pokey Reese, 2b; x-Mike Timlin, rhp; Jason Varitek, c; Scott Williamson, rhp.

CHICAGO (7): x-Sandy Alomar Jr, c; Mike Jackson, rhp; Esteban Loaiza, rhp; Magglio Ordonez, of; x-Cliff Politte, rhp; Jose Valentin, ss.

CLEVELAND (4): Tim Laker, c; m-Omar Vizquel, ss; Rick White, rhp; Bob Wickman, rhp.

DETROIT (4): Alan Levine, rhp; Greg Norton, 3b; Danny Patterson, rhp; x-Ugueth Urbina, rhp.

KANSAS CITY (6): Kevin Appier, rhp; m-Juan Gonzalez, of; m-Joe Randa, 3b; Desi Relaford, ss; Matt Stairs, of; Kelly Stinnett, c.

MINNESOTA (6): x-Henry Blanco, c; x-Cristian Guzman, ss; Corey Koskie, 3b; Terry Mulholland, lhp; Jose Offerman, 1b; Brad Radke, rhp.

NEW YORK (7): Miguel Cairo, ss; Tony Clark, 1b; John Flaherty, c; Orlando Hernandez, rhp; x-Travis Lee, 1b; x-Jon Lieber, rhp; Ruben Sierra, of.

OAKLAND (4): Jermaine Dye, of; x-Chris Hammond, lhp; x-Eric Karros, 1b; Damian Miller, c.

SEATTLE (10): Rich Aurilia, ss; x-Bret Boone, 2b; Pat Borders, c; m-Eddie Guardado, lhp; Dave Hansen, 1b; x-Edgar Martinez, dh; Mike Myers, lhp; John Olerud, 1b; Ron Villone, lhp; Dan Wilson, c.

TAMPA BAY (5): Brook Fordyce, c; John Halama, lhp; x-Tino Martinez, 1b; Trever Miller, lhp; Rey Sanchez, ss.

TEXAS (10): Doug Brocail, rhp; David Dellucci, of; Brad Fullmer, 1b; m-Rusty Greer, of; Brian Jordan, of; Jeff Nelson, rhp; Herb Perry, 3b; Jay Powell, rhp; Eric Young, 2b; Jeff Zimmerman, rhp.

TORONTO (8) : Terry Adams, rhp; Dave Berg, ss; Frank Catalanotto, of; Carlos Delgado, 1b; Chris Gomez, ss; Pat Hentgen, rhp; Greg Myers, c; Gregg Zaun, c.

ARIZONA (10): Roberto Alomar, 2b; Carlos Baerga, 2b; Danny Bautista, of; Greg Colbrunn, 1b; x-Elmer Dessens, rhp; Steve Finley, of; Brent Mayne, c; Shane Reynolds, rhp; Richie Sexson, 1b; Steve Sparks, rhp.

ATLANTA (6): Antonio Alfonseca, rhp; J.D. Drew, of; Julio Franco, 1b; Eli Marrero, c; Russ Ortiz, rhp; x-John Smoltz, rhp.

CHICAGO (10): m-Moises Alou, of; Matt Clement, rhp; Alex Gonzalez, ss; Tom Goodwin, of; x-Mark Grudzielanek, 2b; Todd Hollandsworth, of; Kent Mercker, lhp; Rey Ordonez, ss; Glendon Rusch, lhp; Todd Walker, 2b.

CINCINNATI (5): Barry Larkin, ss; Todd Jones, rhp; Cory Lidle, rhp; Todd Van Poppel, rhp; John Vander Wal, of.

COLORADO (9): m-Jeromy Burnitz, of; m-Vinny Castilla, 3b; Royce Clayton, ss; Shawn Estes, lhp; Jeff Fassero, lhp; Denny Hocking, ss; Steve Reed, rhp; Mark Sweeney, of; Turk Wendell, rhp.

FLORIDA (9): Armando Benitez, rhp; Wil Cordero, of; Damion Easley, 2b; Chad Fox, rhp; Lenny Harris, 3b; Billy Koch, rhp; Mike Mordecai, 2b; Darren Oliver, lhp; Carl Pavano, rhp.

HOUSTON (7): Carlos Beltran, of; x-Craig Biggio, of; Roger Clemens, rhp; Jeff Kent, 2b; Dan Miceli, rhp; Jose Vizcaino, ss; David Weathers, rhp.

LOS ANGELES (8) : Wilson Alvarez, lhp; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Jose Hernandez, 3b; Todd Hundley, c; Jose Lima, rhp; Odalis Perez, lhp; Paul Shuey, rhp; Robin Ventura, 1b.

MILWAUKEE (2): Dave Burba, rhp; x-Craig Counsell, ss.

MONTREAL (3): Orlando Cabrera, ss; Einar Diaz, c; y-Carl Everett, of.

NEW YORK (9): Ricky Bottalico, rhp; Scott Erickson, rhp; John Franco, lhp; x-Richard Hidalgo, of; m-Al Leiter, lhp; x-Steve Trachsel, rhp; x-Mo Vaughn, 1b; Gerald Williams, of; Todd Zeile, 1b.

PHILADELPHIA (8) : Rheal Cormier, lhp; Doug Glanville, of; Roberto Hernandez, rhp; Kevin Millwood, rhp; Eric Milton, lhp; Tomas Perez, ss; Todd Pratt, c; x-Billy Wagner, lhp.

PITTSBURGH (4): Kris Benson, rhp; x-Brian Boehringer, rhp; Jose Mesa, rhp; x-Chris Stynes, 3b.

ST. LOUIS (8) : Chris Carpenter, rhp; Cal Eldred, rhp; Steve Kline, lhp; Ray Lankford, of; Mike Matheny, c; Matt Morris, rhp; x-Woody Williams, rhp; Tony Womack, ss.

SAN DIEGO (8) : x-Rod Beck, rhp; Darren Bragg, of; Sterling Hitchcock, lhp; x-Trevor Hoffman, rhp; Antonio Osuna, rhp; Ismael Valdez, rhp; David Wells, lhp; x-Jay Witasick, rhp.

SAN FRANCISCO (9): x-Jason Christiansen, lhp; Deivi Cruz, ss; x-Marquis Grissom, of; Dustin Hermanson, rhp; Robb Nen, rhp; Neifi Perez, ss; Felix Rodriguez, rhp; x-J.T. Snow, 1b; x-Brett Tomko, rhp

Saulbadguy
10-28-2004, 01:56 PM
Pedro.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-28-2004, 01:56 PM
Knowing the Royals we'll get Ellis Burks and call it a "big signing." Or we'll re-sign Al Levine and say the pitching staff now has a anchor.

:spock:

cmh6476
10-28-2004, 01:58 PM
How bout Bret Boone, Beltran, and Pedro PBJ PBJ

gblowfish
10-28-2004, 02:03 PM
Just let George Steinbrenner buy them all...then throw back the ones he doesn't want!! The catch and release program!

Demonpenz
10-28-2004, 02:08 PM
Al lieter could teach our pitchers how NOT to be a big pussy

homey
10-28-2004, 02:08 PM
there's some nice bullpen options on that list.

ChiTown
10-28-2004, 02:09 PM
Realistically, I'd like to have

a 3B: Bill Mueller (BOS)

a LF David Dellucci (TEX)

a RF Jermaine Dye (OAK)

a RHP John Lieber (NYY)

Lieber and Mueller will be resigned, but the other two we might have a shot at.

tk13
10-28-2004, 02:40 PM
It's sure hard not to resist bringing Dye back, I hope we make a run at him even though he's not always healthy. That would probably excite me 1000 times more than the Juan Gonzalez junk last year... pretty much because he can play great defense.

Another corner OF that played pretty well but went unnoticed was Todd Hollandsworth... didn't get to play a lot for the Cubs except when Sosa was hurt, but he filled in real well. I bet you could pick him up cheap and he's a left handed bat. I like Danny Bautista of the D-backs too, he's underrated.

Other than that, Bairds needs a third baseman stop-gap until Teahen arrives and pitching. Personally I'd just as soon see us get bullpen help to solidify the bullpen for the guys on the starting staff. There are a ton of pitchers in the organization that they need to start figuring out though, and we've got Darrell May's albatross contract around our necks... I'd just as soon dump him for whatever somebody would give me, otherwise put him in the bullpen. We've got our top four starters in Greinke/Gobble/Hernandez/Anderson... and if they continue to improve from where they finished the season, (knocks on large chunk of wood) we might be in decent shape there.

penguinz
10-28-2004, 03:15 PM
Juan Gonzalez!

Demonpenz
10-28-2004, 03:17 PM
I heard hernedez has had some setbacks in his shoulder and might be out this year too

KC Jones
10-28-2004, 03:18 PM
Carlos Beltran!

I'm just sure he'd sign for 2-3 million a year to be back here instead of the 10-18 million/year he'll get elsewhere.

Demonpenz
10-28-2004, 03:21 PM
beltran will make 100 mil over 8 years

Nightfyre
10-28-2004, 03:21 PM
Jose Offerman!

tk13
10-28-2004, 03:29 PM
I heard hernedez has had some setbacks in his shoulder and might be out this year too
What? He's doing very well, much better than expected....

ChiefsCountry
10-28-2004, 03:30 PM
Beltran of course, but I would like to have Dye back. I doubt his price is to high now, plus he had his best years here.

I was just looking at former Royals as free agents:
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Jermaine Dye
OF Tom Goodwin
2B Neifi Perez
SS Rey Sanchez
1B Jose Offerman
C Brent Mayne
DH Chris Stynes

P Glendon Rusch
P Curtis Leskanic
P Jay Witasick
P Chris Hammond

ChiTown
10-28-2004, 03:30 PM
I also think the Royals might take a run at JD Drew, but I think his price will be way too steep for KC. We REALLY need a corner outfielder with some fuggin power.

ENDelt260
10-28-2004, 03:43 PM
a LF David Dellucci (TEX)

I'm in favor of that for the sole reason that it would afford me the opportunity to say "Delucci delivers!" again.

ENDelt260
10-28-2004, 03:45 PM
C Brent Mayne

Somewhere siberian khatru is cleaning spittle off his monitor.

coach_L
10-28-2004, 05:15 PM
Carlos Beltran!

I'm just sure he'd sign for 2-3 million a year to be back here instead of the 10-18 million/year he'll get elsewhere.

Is post season, could push that over the 18 mark. Boras is the agent and you know he'll rape to get that that 20/year.

coach_L
10-28-2004, 05:16 PM
I think Koskie might be a good fit at third and then Dye or Buatista at the corner outfield spot.

Wouldn't it be nice to go after Matt Clement?

Ari Chi3fs
10-28-2004, 05:19 PM
i think Beltran will get 100-150 million contract from Yanks...

7 years... 150million wouldnt surprise me...

coach_L
10-28-2004, 05:24 PM
Another corner outfielder not on the list is Jose Guillen of the Angels. His name has come up in tade talks.

wish we could trade May some how to get Guillen.

Brando
10-28-2004, 05:35 PM
I say we hunt down Steve Howe and sign him out of retirement.

beavis
10-28-2004, 06:47 PM
Obvious need is a corner outfielder, which is kinda pathetic considering we've lost Damon, Dye, and Beltran. I'd like to see them make a run at Dye, if he can be had on the cheap. If Matt Stairs is starting for us again next year, I predict another 100 losses.

Who are they going to get to be a stop-gap at third though? In my mind, that means "shitty player" until mid-May when Teahan comes up.

I think I posted this before, but I heard Baird on Petro's show a while back. Whenever he pressed him about who he might go after in free agency, he kept dodging the question. Petro asked him if they'd go after a big name like Magglio Ordonez, and he wouldn't directly say no, he'd be way out of price range. It made me think that maybe Glass gave him the go ahead to sign a big name.

Who knows, maybe he'll make a run at Sosa.

beavis
10-28-2004, 08:44 PM
Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1911759)

Acquired during the season from Kansas City, Beltran has said he would consider re-signing with the Astros if they keep the core of the team together.

"I experienced being on a team where they don't do anything to help the ballclub," Beltran said. "One of my priorities if I stay with this ballclub will be keeping the young guys ... our young players have potential to be real good."
Well **** you too Carolos. 4321

tk13
10-28-2004, 09:13 PM
Obvious need is a corner outfielder, which is kinda pathetic considering we've lost Damon, Dye, and Beltran. I'd like to see them make a run at Dye, if he can be had on the cheap. If Matt Stairs is starting for us again next year, I predict another 100 losses.

Who are they going to get to be a stop-gap at third though? In my mind, that means "shitty player" until mid-May when Teahan comes up.

I think I posted this before, but I heard Baird on Petro's show a while back. Whenever he pressed him about who he might go after in free agency, he kept dodging the question. Petro asked him if they'd go after a big name like Magglio Ordonez, and he wouldn't directly say no, he'd be way out of price range. It made me think that maybe Glass gave him the go ahead to sign a big name.

Who knows, maybe he'll make a run at Sosa.
There's money to spend... there's a lot o' ugly contract not coming back between Randa, Gonzalez, and Beltran. If only we could ditch May... Anderson's not cheap either but if he pitches like he did during the 2nd half I can live with him.

siberian khatru
10-28-2004, 09:20 PM
I say we hunt down Steve Howe and sign him out of retirement.

He's still around:

http://guitar-masters.com/Players/GP-Steve_Howe.JPG

Sure-Oz
10-28-2004, 09:32 PM
Should be an interesting off season, i think we have a chance to be competative with the right signings. It will be nice to have some arms back on the team as well. Should be alot more fun then this year has been, esp with lowered expectations.

Valiant
10-28-2004, 09:45 PM
2005 MLB Free Agents listed by team! heres my choice of FA to bring in..

ANAHEIM
Raul Mondesi, of;
Troy Percival, rhp;

BOSTON
Derek Lowe, rhp;
Pedro Martinez, rhp;

CHICAGO
Esteban Loaiza, rhp;
Magglio Ordonez, of;

KANSAS CITY
Joe Randa, 3b;

MINNESOTA
Brad Radke, rhp.

OAKLAND
Jermaine Dye, of;

ATLANTA
John Smoltz, rhp.

FLORIDA
Armando Benitez, rhp;
Billy Koch, rhp;

HOUSTON
Carlos Beltran, of;
Craig Biggio, of;
Roger Clemens, rhp;
Jeff Kent, 2b;

LOS ANGELES
Adrian Beltre, 3b;
Jose Lima, rhp;

beavis
10-28-2004, 09:52 PM
There's money to spend... there's a lot o' ugly contract not coming back between Randa, Gonzalez, and Beltran. If only we could ditch May... Anderson's not cheap either but if he pitches like he did during the 2nd half I can live with him.
I'd almost rather see them wrap up the young guys like Affeldt and Greinke than blow it on free agents at the tail end of their career (Santiago, Gonzalez).

tk13
10-28-2004, 10:00 PM
I'd almost rather see them wrap up the young guys like Affeldt and Greinke than blow it on free agents at the tail end of their career (Santiago, Gonzalez).
I actually had that written as an extra paragraph but I backspaced it out.....

Interesting notes from Peter Gammons on SportsCenter right now... he says that Beltran had talked to other agents about Gammons doesn't think he'll leave Scott Boras. Gammons said Houston wants to re-sign him, the Astros players think he'll be a Yankee, and Astros management thinks he's going to use the Yankees to get a big deal with the Cubs. Interesting...

beavis
10-28-2004, 11:11 PM
I actually had that written as an extra paragraph but I backspaced it out.....

Interesting notes from Peter Gammons on SportsCenter right now... he says that Beltran had talked to other agents about Gammons doesn't think he'll leave Scott Boras. Gammons said Houston wants to re-sign him, the Astros players think he'll be a Yankee, and Astros management thinks he's going to use the Yankees to get a big deal with the Cubs. Interesting...
If he does end up in New York, I'll officially deam him a money grubbing prick, given how much I heard about how he didn't want to play there.

Pitt Gorilla
10-28-2004, 11:20 PM
I guess I don't understand why we bought out Randa; dude was making 3.5 million for next year and is a solid glove. If only we could somehow trade Sweeney and Santiago...

tk13
10-28-2004, 11:29 PM
I guess I don't understand why we bought out Randa; dude was making 3.5 million for next year and is a solid glove. If only we could somehow trade Sweeney and Santiago...
His offense dropped off horribly though. He was complete dead weight in the lineup for the first half of the season, and still only finished with 8 homers and 56 RBI...didn't hit real well with runners in scoring position, etc. I can't imagine somebody is going to give him 3.5 million in the FA market unless it was somebody like the Red Sox who can blow money on defensive replacements.

beavis
10-28-2004, 11:34 PM
His offense dropped off horribly though. He was complete dead weight in the lineup for the first half of the season, and still only finished with 8 homers and 56 RBI...didn't hit real well with runners in scoring position, etc. I can't imagine somebody is going to give him 3.5 million in the FA market unless it was somebody like the Red Sox who can blow money on defensive replacements.
He could be their Mientkiewicz next year.

tk13
10-28-2004, 11:40 PM
He could be their Mientkiewicz next year.
I'd love to see the Red Sox make Youkilis their starter, Randa the backup, and the Royals swoop in and take Missouri native Bill Mueller in FA... :)

Archie F. Swin
10-29-2004, 09:26 AM
we should seriously consider Aaron Sele(rhp) and Jose Lima

shakesthecat
10-29-2004, 09:34 AM
I'd like to see the Royals go after either Matt Clement or Derek Lowe.

beavis
10-29-2004, 10:13 AM
I'd like to see the Royals go after either Matt Clement or Derek Lowe.
I think Lowe probably made himself too expensive for us in the postseason.

shakesthecat
10-29-2004, 10:17 AM
I think Lowe probably made himself too expensive for us in the postseason.


Yeah, you're prolly right.
That, and why in the hell would he want to pitch for KC.

beavis
10-29-2004, 10:29 AM
Yeah, you're prolly right.
That, and why in the hell would he want to pitch for KC.
It'd be hard to sell anyone on coming here for a chance to win.

ENDelt260
10-29-2004, 11:58 AM
Start printing playoff tickets!

Demonpenz
10-29-2004, 01:50 PM
Start printing playoff tickets!
PBJ