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    So who is left?

    The Hatteberg signing got me wondering who is left on the free agent market? Anybody have a list?

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    Re: So who is left?

    This list is from SI.com and is updated as of last Tuesday (Feb 7).

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ist/index.html


    FREE AGENTS
    The remaining free agents:


    American League

    Baltimore
    Rafael Palmeiro, 1b; Sammy Sosa, of; B.J. Surhoff, of

    Boston
    John Olerud, 1b

    Cleveland
    Juan Gonzalez, of

    Detroit
    Bobby Higginson, of

    Kansas City
    Denny Hocking, of; Jose Lima, rhp; Scott Sullivan, rhp

    Los Angeles

    Jason Christiansen, lhp

    New York
    Kevin Brown, rhp; Tino Martinez, 1b; Rey Sanchez, ss

    Oakland
    Erubiel Durazo, dh; Scott Hatteberg, dh

    Seattle
    Shigetoshi Hasegawa, rhp;Dave Hansen, 1b;Dan Wilson, c.

    Tampa Bay
    Roberto Alomar, 2b; Danny Bautista, of; Alex S. Gonzalez, 3b.

    Texas
    Greg Colbrunn, 1b; Richard Hidalgo, of.


    National League

    Arizona
    Buddy Groom, lhp

    Atlanta
    Jay Powell, rhp

    Chicago
    Chad Fox, rhp.

    Cincinnati
    Luis Lopez, 3b

    Colorado
    Jamey Wright, rhp

    Florida
    Jim Mecir, rhp; Mike Mordecai, 3b; Paul Quantrill, rhp; Ismael Valdez, rhp

    Houston
    Roger Clemens, rhp

    Los Angeles
    Darren Dreifort, rhp; Jeff Weaver, rhp

    New York
    Mike DeFelice, c; Jose Offerman, 1b; Felix Heredia, lhp; Shingo Takatsu, rhp; Gerald Williams of

    Philadelphia
    Ugueth Urbina, rhp

    Pittsburgh
    Brian Meadows, rhp

    St. Louis
    Cal Eldred, rhp; Al Reyes, rhp; Larry Walker, of

    San Diego

    Pedro Astacio, rhp.

    Washington
    Carlos Baerga, 3b; Jeffrey Hammonds, of.

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    Re: So who is left?

    From that lists, who interests you?

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    Re: So who is left?

    I have browsed through the last couple days of transactions and can make the following changes from that list:

    Scott Hatteberg, dh - Signed with the Reds

    Dan Wilson, c - He is retiring - here's the story - http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2159900

    Felix Heredia, lhp - Signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday

    Luis Lopez, 3b - Signed a minor league contract with the Orioles earlier this week

    Larry Walker, of - announced he was retiring but there were some rumbles in later December he might consider returing for another year as a DH.



    EDIT:

    Here is a list from ESPN.com that is updated as of today:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/featur...nts?type=avail
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    Re: So who is left?

    Shingo ?

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    Re: So who is left?

    My Analysis:

    Cheap, potential bounceback guys:
    Erubiel Durazo, dh- Great player to sign to small, incentives based contract.
    Richard Hidalgo, of- ditto
    Juan Gonzalez, of- Only 1 AB last year but small chance he can rebound.
    Sammy Sosa, of- Probably done but possibly lighting in a bottle.

    Backup Backup Catchers if healthy:
    Mike DeFelice, c- he's done

    Infield Utility/Bench Help:
    Dave Hansen, 1b- was an alright PHer
    Greg Colbrunn, 1b- not too bad either
    Rey Sanchez, ss- Not a bad last resort for a bench guy...solid glove.
    Luis Lopez, 3b- Good roster spot filler........ in AAA
    Mike Mordecai, 3b- probably done
    Jose Offerman, 1b- OK Bench bat
    Carlos Baerga, 3b- OK bench bat
    Denny Hocking, of; (does IF too)- used to be like Freel but not anymore.

    5th OF: (at best)
    Gerald Williams of- He's probably done

    4th OF:
    Danny Bautista, of; (He retired but now he's strangely wanting to play)
    Bobby Higginson, of- Maybe another chance of scenery will help him.

    Off Limits
    Roger Clemens, rhp- If he does play only a couple potential markets
    Ugueth Urbina, rhp- in jail

    Probably Retiring:
    Tino Martinez, 1b- Not too bad but he's probably done.
    B.J. Surhoff, of- ditto
    Rafael Palmeiro, 1b- Will play but no one wants.

    Starters:
    Jamey Wright, rhp- Stay away.....
    Ismael Valdez, rhp- Not too bad 5th starter for a small market team.
    Jeff Weaver, rhp- Will be very expensive but could be a good #3 or bad #2.
    Jose Lima, rhp- STAY away...he's done
    Pedro Astacio, rhp- maybe a solid 5th starter for a hurting team
    Kevin Brown, rhp- I doubt he'll bounce back but small gamble to try with.

    Relievers:
    Shigetoshi Hasegawa, rhp- Alright BP filler for someone desperate
    Buddy Groom, lhp- probably done... another last resort kind of guy.
    Jay Powell, rhp- too inconsistent and riddled by poor health
    Chad Fox, rhp- He's done.
    Scott Sullivan, rhp- Not bad.... pitched too much for us... Good for a MLC.
    Jim Mecir, rhp- 35.... a really good good short reliever.
    Paul Quantrill, rhp- 36 and getting worse every year....not good.
    Cal Eldred, rhp- Decent when healthy but getting old.
    Al Reyes, rhp- Really effective when healthy.
    Jason Christiansen, lhp- Has been pretty ineffective for years.
    Felix Heredia, lhp- Hurting.... is young and maybe could bounce back.
    Shingo Takatsu, rhp- Was really good for the Sox but pretty old.
    Brian Meadows, rhp- VERY mediocre reliever
    Darren Dreifort, rhp- Not a bad mop up if healthy for some desperate team.

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    Re: So who is left?

    I'm not interested in cluttering up the roster with more crap; here's to hoping the next move they make is to cut some deadweight, not add it.

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    Re: So who is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    From that lists, who interests you?
    No one.

    We have enough junk
    Go Gators!

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    Re: So who is left?

    I don't quite know why, but most of the major media outlets seem to have missed the fact that Jamey Wright was signed to a minor league deal by the Giants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    From that lists, who interests you?
    Rocket.:
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: So who is left?

    Wright actually isn't as bad as he's worked up to be. He's a 5th starter but he's not a very bad one. His era outside of Coors has been below 5 consistently since 2000.

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    Re: So who is left?

    Didn't Brian Meadows sign with someone?
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: So who is left?

    So who is left?
    No, who is on first.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: So who is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    Didn't Brian Meadows sign with someone?
    He signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Feb 7 per his player page on ESPN.com. I looked earlier and couldn't find anything searching online that jumped out on him. It's gotten to the point where I start mixing up rumors with actual signings. Sosa is a good example as I thought he signed with the Nationals but that was just a rumor.

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    Re: So who is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyfan21
    Sosa is a good example as I thought he signed with the Nationals but that was just a rumor.
    He will or he will retire. Those are about his only 2 options left.
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton


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