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    Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

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    Updated 12-29-08

    Catchers
    Brad Ausmus (40)
    Paul Bako (37)
    Michael Barrett (32)
    Gary Bennett (37)
    Henry Blanco (37)
    Johnny Estrada (33)
    Sal Fasano (37)
    Toby Hall (33)
    Robby Hammock (32)
    Paul Lo Duca (37) - Type B, not offered arb
    Adam Melhuse (37)
    Ivan Rodriguez (37) - Type B, not offered arb
    Javier Valentin (33)
    Jason Varitek (37) - Type A, offered arb
    Vance Wilson (36)
    Gregg Zaun (38) - Type B, not offered arb

    First basemen
    Rich Aurilia (37)
    Miguel Cairo (35)
    Sean Casey (34)
    Tony Clark (37)
    Nomar Garciaparra (35)
    Jason Giambi (38)
    Eric Hinske (31)
    Doug Mientkiewicz (35)
    Kevin Millar (37)
    Richie Sexson (34)
    Mark Sweeney (39)
    Daryle Ward (34)

    Second basemen
    Willie Bloomquist (31)
    Chris Burke (29)
    Craig Counsell (38)
    Ray Durham (37)
    Damion Easley (39)
    David Eckstein (34)
    Mark Grudzielanek (39) - Type B, offered arb
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (33)
    Orlando Hudson (31) - Type A, offered arb
    Tadahito Iguchi (34)
    Jeff Kent (41) - Type B, not offered arb
    Ramon Martinez (36)
    Aaron Miles (32)
    Pablo Ozuna (34)
    Luis Rivas (29)

    Shortstops
    Angel Berroa (31)
    Willie Bloomquist (31)
    Orlando Cabrera (34) - Type A, offered arb
    Alex Cintron (30)
    Alex Cora (33)
    Craig Counsell (38)
    David Eckstein (34)
    Nomar Garciaparra (35)
    Chris Gomez (38)
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (33)
    Aaron Miles (32)
    Tomohiro Nioka (33)
    Luis Rivas (29)
    Juan Uribe (30) - Type B, not offered arb
    Omar Vizquel (42)

    Third basemen
    Rich Aurilia (37)
    Willie Bloomquist (31)
    Craig Counsell (38)
    Joe Crede (31)
    Nomar Garciaparra (35)
    Ramon Martinez (36)
    Pablo Ozuna (34)
    Juan Uribe (30) - Type B, not offered arb
    Ty Wigginton (31)

    Left fielders
    Moises Alou (42) - Type B, not offered arb
    Garret Anderson (37) - Type B, not offered arb
    Milton Bradley (31) - Type B, offered arb
    Emil Brown (34)
    Pat Burrell (32) - Type A, not offered arb
    Adam Dunn (29) - Type A, not offered arb
    Cliff Floyd (36)
    Luis Gonzalez (41) - Type B, not offered arb
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (33)
    Gabe Kapler (33)
    Craig Monroe (32)
    Jay Payton (36)
    Manny Ramirez (37) - Type A, offered arb
    So Taguchi (39)

    Center fielders
    Reggie Abercrombie (28)
    Rocco Baldelli (27)
    Willie Bloomquist (31)
    Jim Edmonds (39)
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (33)
    Gabe Kapler (33)
    Mark Kotsay (33)
    Scott Podsednik (33)
    So Taguchi (39)

    Right fielders
    Bobby Abreu (35) - Type A, not offered arb
    Emil Brown (34)
    Cliff Floyd (36)
    Jonny Gomes (28)
    Ken Griffey Jr. (39) - Type B, not offered arb
    Eric Hinske (31)
    Gabe Kapler (33)
    Brad Wilkerson (32)

    DHs
    Milton Bradley (31) - Type B, offered arb
    Cliff Floyd (36)
    Jason Giambi (38)
    Mike Sweeney (35)
    Frank Thomas (41) - Type B, not offered arb
    Jose Vidro (34)

    Starting pitchers
    Matt Belisle (29)
    Kris Benson (33)
    Paul Byrd (38) - Type B, offered arb
    Roger Clemens (46)
    Bartolo Colon (36)
    Shawn Estes (36)
    Josh Fogg (32)
    Freddy Garcia (33)
    Jon Garland (29) - Type B, offered arb
    Tom Glavine (43)
    Charlie Haeger (25)
    Livan Hernandez (34)
    Orlando Hernandez (43)
    Chuck James (27)
    Jason Jennings (30)
    Kenshin Kawakami (34)
    Jon Lieber (39)
    Braden Looper (34) - Type B, not offered arb
    Rodrigo Lopez (33)
    Derek Lowe (36) - Type A, offered arb
    Pedro Martinez (37)
    Mark Mulder (31)
    John Parrish (31)
    Carl Pavano (33)
    Odalis Perez (32)
    Oliver Perez (27) - Type A, offered arb
    Andy Pettitte (37) - Type A, not offered arb
    Sidney Ponson (32)
    Mark Prior (27)
    Tim Redding (31)
    Kenny Rogers (44)
    Curt Schilling (42)
    Ben Sheets (30) - Type A, offered arb
    John Smoltz (42) - Type B, not offered arb
    Koji Uehara (34)
    Kip Wells (32)
    Randy Wolf (32) - Type B, not offered arb

    Closers
    Brian Fuentes (33) - Type A, offered arb
    Trevor Hoffman (41) - Type A, not offered arb
    Brandon Lyon (29) - Type B, offered arb
    Takashi Saito (39)

    Middle relievers
    Luis Ayala (31) - Type B, not offered arb
    Joe Beimel (32) - Type B, not offered arb
    Joe Borowski (38)
    Yhency Brazoban (29)
    Shawn Chacon (31)
    Chad Cordero (27)
    Lance Cormier (28)
    Juan Cruz (30) - Type A, offered arb
    Elmer Dessens (37)
    Brendan Donnelly (37)
    Scott Elarton (33)
    Randy Flores (33)
    Casey Fossum (31)
    Keith Foulke (35)
    Eric Gagne (33) - Type B, not offered arb
    Tom Gordon (41)
    Eddie Guardado (38)
    Matt Herges (39)
    Jason Isringhausen (36) - Type B, not offered arb
    Tyler Johnson (27)
    Wil Ledezma (28)
    Jon Lieber (39)
    Aquilino Lopez (34)
    Jason Johnson (35)
    Guillermo Mota (35)
    Will Ohman (31)
    Scott Proctor (32)
    Al Reyes (38)
    Dennys Reyes (32) - Type B, offered arb
    Juan Rincon (30)
    Ricardo Rincon (39)
    Rudy Seanez (40) - Type B, not offered arb
    Brian Shouse (40) - Type B, offered arb
    Russ Springer (40) - Type A, not offered arb
    Ken Takahashi (41)
    Julian Tavarez (36)
    Mike Timlin (43)
    Ron Villone (39)
    Kip Wells (32)
    Matt Wise (33)
    Jamey Wright (34)
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Well, here's some minor, non-sexy suggestions. I wanted to throw something out that was not discussed heavily yet.

    If Eckstien's salary demands fell enough and he'd take a one year deal, he might give us some insurance at SS. Considering he made 4.5 million last year, I kind of doubt he'll take that much of a cut though.

    Chris Burke doesn't provide much offense, but he could be a useful utility guy if Harriston Jr signs elsewhere. He'd probably be pretty cheap too, and he's only 29.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Well, here's some minor, non-sexy suggestions. I wanted to throw something out that was not discussed heavily yet.

    If Eckstien's salary demands fell enough and he'd take a one year deal, he might give us some insurance at SS. Considering he made 4.5 million last year, I kind of doubt he'll take that much of a cut though.

    Chris Burke doesn't provide much offense, but he could be a useful utility guy if Harriston Jr signs elsewhere. He'd probably be pretty cheap too, and he's only 29.
    Eckstein's days at SS appear to be over, but hey, if Jeff Keppinger can play there...

    Burke has had enough failures that a minor league deal should be all that is warranted, but he has enough upside and OB Skills that I'd do that in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Redread, you are trying to kill me, I see. No, no, no, to Eckstein. I do like Burke though as a nice back-up possiblity.

    As for that list, and in the Walt pitching/defense vein, my eyes wander to Orlando Hudson again. Have the Reds ever given any reasons why Phillips couldn't slide to SS? Seems like Hudson/Phillips up the middle would really strengthen the D, and Hudson is a nice bat in the 2-spot in the order.

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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    I would like to see Nomar and Kotsay signed for the bench, but that is never going to happen. Nomar will probably retire if he doesn't get a job in LA or, at least, California.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Oliver Perez
    Randy Wolf
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Hap View Post
    Oliver Perez
    Randy Wolf
    I'm afraid these two will be offered far more than they are worth by other, more desperate teams. The Reds have too many other options for their rotation though they may be wise to take a minor league gamble on a Mulder or Garcia.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Oliver Perez is repped by Scott Boras. You can forget him. I'm betting on Will Ohman, Mark Mulder, Brad Wilkerson, and Emil Brown would be guys the reds could possibly target

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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    I'm afraid these two will be offered far more than they are worth by other, more desperate teams. The Reds have too many other options for their rotation though they may be wise to take a minor league gamble on a Mulder or Garcia.
    Offense, offense and more offense... We don't need pitching, especially Mulder or Garcia... the fifth spot will have plenty of candidates that are both young and talented... Mulder and Garcia are old and broken.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    I'm still in favor of adding Brad Wilkerson to the bench. I think maybe he could save his career here ala Juan Encarnacion and Jose Guillen.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan View Post
    Offense, offense and more offense... We don't need pitching, especially Mulder or Garcia... the fifth spot will have plenty of candidates that are both young and talented... Mulder and Garcia are old and broken.
    Not sure. I think the Reds are going to need to deal young starters or pen arms to fill the positon needs. Bailey needs a full year at AAA, Thompson and Ramirez are middle relievers (could be pretty good ones), ideally Owings is a swing man.

    I'd deal Weathers and Keppinger to the Yankees for Nick Swisher, and Josh Roenicke and Chris Valaika to the Rays for Reid Brignac, I'd put Thonpson and Ramirez in the pen competitiion and take some flyers on minor league deals for Jason Jennings, Mark Mulder and Carl Pavano,
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    Well I think your going to see some kind of a platoon situation out in LF this year involving Dickerson and EMIL BROWN. We will sign Brown to a one year contract and hope that Alonzo is ready by 2010!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schroomytunes View Post
    Well I think your going to see some kind of a platoon situation out in LF this year involving Dickerson and EMIL BROWN. We will sign Brown to a one year contract and hope that Alonzo is ready by 2010!
    Brown has really fallen off the last two seasons, but has still been decent against LHP (OPS of .823 in '07 and .812 in '08). I would have liked a platoon of he and Dickerson in CF. In LF, I'm hoping for better. Jim Edmonds against RHP, with EdE or Votto in LF against LHP and Keppinger at 3B or 1B.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    The more I ponder the options, the more appealing Ty Wigginton gets. I just don't see anyone else who is affordable and can help solve some problems. Wigginton could move Encarnacion off third (to left, first, or trade) and add a decent right handed bat to the line-up. If he would sign for three years around $21 million, he would not be a bargain but perhaps the most logical move.

    BTW, I doubt Adrian Beltre is going to be traded.
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    Re: Whats Left Of 2009 Free Agent Class

    How about Eric Hinske? Solid vet who could blossom in the GABP after a career in the AL East. All he'll cost is cash, but he's not exactly a sexy move.

    Still, after Taveras, he'll look like a Godsend.
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