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    Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Here's the official list of free agents (as of now) put out by the Major League Players Association this morning:

    • Atlanta: Baker, Jeff; Batista, Miguel; Bourn, Michael; Diaz, Matt; Durbin, Chad; Hinske, Eric; Johnson, Reed; Overbay, Lyle; Ross, Dave; Sheets, Ben
    • Arizona: Saito, Takashi
    • Baltimore: Chavez, Endy; Hall, Bill; Johnson, Nick; McLouth, Nate ; Saunders, Joe ; Thome, Jim ; Wolf, Randy
    • Boston: Cook, Aaron ; Loney, James ; Matsuzaka, Daisuke ; Ortiz, David ; Padilla, Vicente ; Podsednik, Scott ; Ross, Cody
    • Chicago Cubs: Camp, Shawn
    • Cleveland; Broxton, Jonathan ; Cairo, Miguel J. ; Navarro, Dioner ; Rolen, Scott ; Kotchman, Casey ; Sizemore, Grady
    • Colorado: Francis, Jeff ; Giambi, Jason ; Sanchez, Jonathan
    • Chicago White Sox: Bruney, Brian; Hudson, Orlando; Liriano, Francisco; Lopez, Jose ; Pierzynski, A.J. ; Wise, DeWayne
    • Detroit: Laird, Gerald ; Sanchez, Anibal ; Valverde, Jose ; Young, Delmon
    • Kansas City: Guthrie, Jeremy
    • Los Angeles Angels: Greinke, Zack ; Hawkins, LaTroy ; Hunter, Torii K. ; Isringhausen, Jason ; Izturis, Maicer
    • Los Angeles Dodgers: Abreu, Bobby ; Blanton, Joe ; Choate, Randy ; Kennedy, Adam ; League, Brandon ; Victorino, Shane ; Wright, Jamey
    • Miami: Gaudin, Chad ; Kearns, Austin ; Lee, Carlos ; Oviedo, Juan ; Zambrano, Carlos
    • Milwaukee: Marcum, Shaun ; Rodriguez, Francisco ; Gonzalez, Alex ;
    • Minnesota: Capps, Matt; Pavano, Carl
    • New York Mets: Byrdak, Tim ; Cedeno, Ronny ; Hairston, Scott ; Ramirez, Ramon ; Rauch, Jon ; Shoppach, Kelly ; Young, Chris
    • New York Yankees: Chavez, Eric C. ; Feliciano, Pedro ; Garcia, Freddy Antonio ; Ibanez, Raul J. ; Jones, Andruw ; Kuroda, Hiroki* ; Lowe, Derek ; Martin, Russell ; Pettitte, Andy ; Rivera, Mariano ; Suzuki, Ichiro ; Swisher, Nick ;
    • Oakland: Colon, Bartolo ; Gomes, Jonny ; Inge, Brandon ; McCarthy, Brandon
    • Philadelphia: Pierre, Juan ; Schneider, Brian
    • Pittsburgh: Correia, Kevin ; Grilli, Jason ; Qualls, Chad;
    • San Diego: Marquis, Jason
    • Seattle: Millwood, Kevin ; Olivo, Miguel ; Perez, Oliver ; Sherrill, George
    • San Francisco: Affeldt, Jeremy ; Cabrera, Melky ; Mota, Guillermo ; Nady, Xavier ; Pagan, Angel ; Penny, Brad ; Sanchez, Freddy ; Scutaro, Marco ; Theriot, Ryan
    • St. Louis: Berkman, Lance ; Fuentes, Brian ; Lohse, Kyle
    • Tampa Bay: Farnsworth, Kyle L. ; Howell, J.P. ; Keppinger, Jeff ; Pena, Carlos ; Peralta, Joel ; Upton, B.J.
    • Texas: Adams, Mike ; Dempster, Ryan S. ; Hamilton, Josh ; Lewis, Colby ; Lowe, Mark ; Napoli, Mike ; Oswalt, Roy ; Uehara, Koji*
    • Toronto: Frasor, Jason ; Johnson, Kelly ; Lyon, Brandon ; Villanueva, Carlos ; Vizquel, Omar
    • Washington: De Rosa, Mark ; Duke, Zach ; Gonzalez, Mike ; Jackson, Edwin ; Wang, Chien-Ming


    *Eligible per contract terms

    The following players are eligible for free agency pending option provisions in their Uniform Players Contract (UPC):
    • Atlanta: Hudson, Tim ; Jones, Chipper ; Maholm, Paul ; McCann, Brian
    • Arizona: Blanco, Henry ; Lindstrom, Matthew
    • Baltimore: Ayala, Luis
    • Cleveland: Ludwick, Ryan ; Madson, Ryan ; Hafner, Travis ; Hernandez, Roberto
    • Chicago White Sox: Floyd, Gavin ; Myers, Brett ; Peavy, Jacob ; Youkilis, Kevin
    • Detroit: Dotel, Octavio E. ; Peralta, Jhonny
    • Houston: Snyder, Chris
    • Kansas City: Soria, Joakim
    • Los Angeles Angels: Haren, Danny ; Santana, Ervin
    • Los Angeles Dodgers: Coffey, Todd ; Rivera, Juan ; Treanor, Matt ;
    • Minnesota; Baker, Scott
    • New York Mets: Wright, David ; Dickey, R.A.
    • New York Yankees: Aardsma, David ; Cano, Robinson ; Granderson, Curtis ; Soriano, Rafael
    • Oakland: Balfour, Grant ; Drew, Stephen
    • Philadelphia: Contreras, Jose ; Polanco, Placido ; Ruiz, Carlos ; Wigginton, Ty
    • Pittsburgh: Barajas, Rod
    • San Francisco: Huff, Aubrey
    • Tampa Bay: Molina, Jose ; Rodney, Fernando ; Scott, Luke ; Shields, James
    • Texas: Feldman, Scott
    • Toronto: Oliver, Darren
    • Washington: Burnett, Sean ; LaRoche, Adam

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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Cleveland has some very nice players, it seems.

    And Cincinnati has apparently been contracted.

    Bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Cleveland has some very nice players, it seems.

    And Cincinnati has apparently been contracted.

    Bummer.
    Clearly they've merged the two Ohio teams. Are we both the Ohio Buckeyes? North & south? Has anyone told Chip? Why isn't he a free agent?
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Let's go ahead and take Cleveland's best players.

    It's not like their fan would notice.
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Clearly they've merged the two Ohio teams. Are we both the Ohio Buckeyes? North & south? Has anyone told Chip? Why isn't he a free agent?
    It's from the Boston Globe, maybe they think Ohio is just one place Clevinnati

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    It's from the Boston Globe, maybe they think Ohio is just one place Clevinnati
    We should thank them just for including any of the teams besides the Red Sox and Yankees. Now, if someone could communicate that there are 27 to 28 other teams to MLB Network and ESPN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Here's the official list of free agents (as of now) put out by the Major League Players Association this morning:

    • Atlanta: Baker, Jeff; Batista, Miguel; Bourn, Michael; Diaz, Matt; Durbin, Chad; Hinske, Eric; Johnson, Reed; Overbay, Lyle; Ross, Dave; Sheets, Ben
    • Arizona: Saito, Takashi
    • Baltimore: Chavez, Endy; Hall, Bill; Johnson, Nick; McLouth, Nate ; Saunders, Joe ; Thome, Jim ; Wolf, Randy
    • Boston: Cook, Aaron ; Loney, James ; Matsuzaka, Daisuke ; Ortiz, David ; Padilla, Vicente ; Podsednik, Scott ; Ross, Cody
    • Chicago Cubs: Camp, Shawn
    • Cleveland; Broxton, Jonathan ; Cairo, Miguel J. ; Navarro, Dioner ; Rolen, Scott ; Kotchman, Casey ; Sizemore, Grady
    • Colorado: Francis, Jeff ; Giambi, Jason ; Sanchez, Jonathan
    • Chicago White Sox: Bruney, Brian; Hudson, Orlando; Liriano, Francisco; Lopez, Jose ; Pierzynski, A.J. ; Wise, DeWayne
    • Detroit: Laird, Gerald ; Sanchez, Anibal ; Valverde, Jose ; Young, Delmon
    • Kansas City: Guthrie, Jeremy
    • Los Angeles Angels: Greinke, Zack ; Hawkins, LaTroy ; Hunter, Torii K. ; Isringhausen, Jason ; Izturis, Maicer
    • Los Angeles Dodgers: Abreu, Bobby ; Blanton, Joe ; Choate, Randy ; Kennedy, Adam ; League, Brandon ; Victorino, Shane ; Wright, Jamey
    • Miami: Gaudin, Chad ; Kearns, Austin ; Lee, Carlos ; Oviedo, Juan ; Zambrano, Carlos
    • Milwaukee: Marcum, Shaun ; Rodriguez, Francisco ; Gonzalez, Alex ;
    • Minnesota: Capps, Matt; Pavano, Carl
    • New York Mets: Byrdak, Tim ; Cedeno, Ronny ; Hairston, Scott ; Ramirez, Ramon ; Rauch, Jon ; Shoppach, Kelly ; Young, Chris
    • New York Yankees: Chavez, Eric C. ; Feliciano, Pedro ; Garcia, Freddy Antonio ; Ibanez, Raul J. ; Jones, Andruw ; Kuroda, Hiroki* ; Lowe, Derek ; Martin, Russell ; Pettitte, Andy ; Rivera, Mariano ; Suzuki, Ichiro ; Swisher, Nick ;
    • Oakland: Colon, Bartolo ; Gomes, Jonny ; Inge, Brandon ; McCarthy, Brandon
    • Philadelphia: Pierre, Juan ; Schneider, Brian
    • Pittsburgh: Correia, Kevin ; Grilli, Jason ; Qualls, Chad;
    • San Diego: Marquis, Jason
    • Seattle: Millwood, Kevin ; Olivo, Miguel ; Perez, Oliver ; Sherrill, George
    • San Francisco: Affeldt, Jeremy ; Cabrera, Melky ; Mota, Guillermo ; Nady, Xavier ; Pagan, Angel ; Penny, Brad ; Sanchez, Freddy ; Scutaro, Marco ; Theriot, Ryan
    • St. Louis: Berkman, Lance ; Fuentes, Brian ; Lohse, Kyle
    • Tampa Bay: Farnsworth, Kyle L. ; Howell, J.P. ; Keppinger, Jeff ; Pena, Carlos ; Peralta, Joel ; Upton, B.J.
    • Texas: Adams, Mike ; Dempster, Ryan S. ; Hamilton, Josh ; Lewis, Colby ; Lowe, Mark ; Napoli, Mike ; Oswalt, Roy ; Uehara, Koji*
    • Toronto: Frasor, Jason ; Johnson, Kelly ; Lyon, Brandon ; Villanueva, Carlos ; Vizquel, Omar
    • Washington: De Rosa, Mark ; Duke, Zach ; Gonzalez, Mike ; Jackson, Edwin ; Wang, Chien-Ming


    *Eligible per contract terms

    The following players are eligible for free agency pending option provisions in their Uniform Players Contract (UPC):
    • Atlanta: Hudson, Tim ; Jones, Chipper ; Maholm, Paul ; McCann, Brian
    • Arizona: Blanco, Henry ; Lindstrom, Matthew
    • Baltimore: Ayala, Luis
    • Cleveland: Ludwick, Ryan ; Madson, Ryan ; Hafner, Travis ; Hernandez, Roberto
    • Chicago White Sox: Floyd, Gavin ; Myers, Brett ; Peavy, Jacob ; Youkilis, Kevin
    • Detroit: Dotel, Octavio E. ; Peralta, Jhonny
    • Houston: Snyder, Chris
    • Kansas City: Soria, Joakim
    • Los Angeles Angels: Haren, Danny ; Santana, Ervin
    • Los Angeles Dodgers: Coffey, Todd ; Rivera, Juan ; Treanor, Matt ;
    • Minnesota; Baker, Scott
    • New York Mets: Wright, David ; Dickey, R.A.
    • New York Yankees: Aardsma, David ; Cano, Robinson ; Granderson, Curtis ; Soriano, Rafael
    • Oakland: Balfour, Grant ; Drew, Stephen
    • Philadelphia: Contreras, Jose ; Polanco, Placido ; Ruiz, Carlos ; Wigginton, Ty
    • Pittsburgh: Barajas, Rod
    • San Francisco: Huff, Aubrey
    • Tampa Bay: Molina, Jose ; Rodney, Fernando ; Scott, Luke ; Shields, James
    • Texas: Feldman, Scott
    • Toronto: Oliver, Darren
    • Washington: Burnett, Sean ; LaRoche, Adam
    Bolded those that might interest Jocketty to one extent or another.

    Cleveland & Cicncinnati - same city?
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    We should thank them just for including any of the teams besides the Red Sox and Yankees. Now, if someone could communicate that there are 27 to 28 other teams to MLB Network and ESPN.
    You mean something like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Bolded those that might interest Jocketty to one extent or another.
    Balfour I believe had his option grabbed

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    Shields' option was picked up as well.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Actually, I think the MLB network does a great job of covering all the teams. It's ESPN that has that ridiculous bias. Well Fox too I guess.
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    Wouldn't mind the Reds kicking the tires on Scott Podsednik. He's getting up there in age but would be decent outfielder and is a lefty who's career splits are fairly even: .275 against LH, .282 against RH. Wouldn't cost much either.
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    Does anyone feel that this is the weakest list of free agents we've seen in years? Nobody really jumps out at me. Many guys are just names and are old.
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    Does anyone feel that this is the weakest list of free agents we've seen in years? Nobody really jumps out at me. Many guys are just names and are old.
    Greinke and Hamilton will attract some attention. Maybe there isn't huge starpower, but I see the potential for a lot of depth in this FA class...
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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Greinke and Hamilton will attract some attention. Maybe there isn't huge starpower, but I see the potential for a lot of depth in this FA class...
    There could be some depth players there but I do see a lot of lateral moves, in my opinion. I don't see a lot of players on this list that make a ball club significantly better. I think the middle infield free agents are particularly weak this year.
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