What about Dave Roberts, David Dellucci, Ray Durham and Pedro Feliz?
I was looking down the list of guys who had already declared that JD has up on reds reporter http://www.baseballdigestdaily.com/b...it-market.html
and Roberts is the only one of those guys declared. I'm not anticipating most of the other guys, but I will address those four.
I think Roberts is pretty much covered in the lil sarge comment. Junior isn't going to move for lil sarge he sure isn't gonna shift for Dave Roberts. (Why would anybody think Dave Roberts would sign a contract anticipating he would be a fourth outfielder for a team that he doesn't percieve as a playoff contenter?)
Dellucci ....It's been a long time that the guys at BP have been pounding his drum. How odd that after they've given up he "breaks out" at 31. I think the message of Dellucci's career (or Ryan Freel's for that matter...or heck Rich Aurilia's career path) is that there really is free talent out there. The trick is to find it while it's free, not to pay for it on the free agent market after it's put up a 125 Ops+ two years in a row. So you sign Dellucci, what do you do with him? Do you believe enough in him to pencil him in as a starter? Do you think he's going to be happy as a fourth of? If he is, you now have a corner outfielder who you can't really platoon with Junior or with Dunn. How many lefthanded bats do you need? I don't see the need he addresses on this team and I don't think you can pick him up as a value.
Durham just adds to the crowd of second basemen who might be picked up for value. There are a lot of guys who can play a little second and hit a bit. Count them up..Gomez, Valentin, Walker, Durham, DeRosa and all of them are in some way competing with Soriano as well. That market is deep enough that you might be able to pick up something decent.
I have no clue why anybody would put somebody like Pedro Feliz into a list of desired free agent pickup's? What's your thinking there? What does he do that Dino doesn't do?