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2013 MLB Free Agent List

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Catchers
    Rod Barajas (37) - $3.5MM club option, no buyout
    Henry Blanco (41) - $1.24MM mutual option
    Gerald Laird (33)
    Russell Martin (30)
    Brian McCann (29) - $12MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Jose Molina (37) - $1.5MM club option with a $300K buyout
    Mike Napoli (31)
    Miguel Olivo (34) - $3MM club option with a $750K buyout
    Ronny Paulino (32)
    A.J. Pierzynski (36)
    Humberto Quintero (33)
    David Ross (36)
    Carlos Ruiz (34) - $5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Brian Schneider (36)
    Kelly Shoppach (33)
    Chris Snyder (32) - $4MM mutual option for 2013 with a $500K buyout
    Yorvit Torrealba (34)
    Matt Treanor (37)

    First basemen
    Lance Berkman (36)
    Jason Giambi (42)
    Eric Hinske (35)
    Aubrey Huff (36) - $10MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Casey Kotchman (30)
    Adam LaRoche (33) - $10MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
    Carlos Lee (37)
    James Loney (29)
    Xavier Nady (34)
    Mike Napoli (31)
    Lyle Overbay (36)
    Carlos Pena (35)
    Ty Wigginton (35) - $4MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Second basemen
    Jeff Baker (32)
    Robinson Cano (30) - $15MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Mike Fontenot (33)
    Orlando Hudson (35) - $8MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Maicer Izturis (32)
    Kelly Johnson (31)
    Adam Kennedy (37)
    Jeff Keppinger (33)
    Jose Lopez (29)
    Ryan Theriot (33)

    Shortstops
    Jason Bartlett (33)
    Yuniesky Betancourt (31)
    Brian Bixler (30)
    Ronny Cedeno (30)
    Stephen Drew (30) - $10MM mutual option with a $1.35MM buyout
    Alberto Gonzalez (30)
    Alex Gonzalez (35) - $4MM vesting option. Details here.
    Cesar Izturis (33)
    Jhonny Peralta (31) - $6MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Marco Scutaro (37)

    Third basemen
    Miguel Cairo (39)
    Eric Chavez (35)
    Mark DeRosa (38)
    Alberto Gonzalez (30)
    Brandon Inge (36)
    Maicer Izturis (32)
    Jose Lopez (29)
    Placido Polanco (37) - $5.5MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
    Scott Rolen (38)
    Drew Sutton (30)
    Ty Wigginton (35) - $4MM club option with a $500K buyout
    David Wright (30) - $16MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Kevin Youkilis (34) - $13MM club option with a $1MM buyout

    Left fielders
    Travis Buck (29)
    Melky Cabrera (28)
    Jonny Gomes (32)
    Scott Hairston (33)
    Josh Hamilton (32)
    Eric Hinske (35)
    Reed Johnson (36)
    Andruw Jones (36)
    Austin Kearns (33)
    Carlos Lee (37)
    Ryan Ludwick (34) - $5MM mutual option for 2013 with a $500K buyout
    Darnell McDonald (34)
    Juan Pierre (35)
    Juan Rivera (34) - $4MM club option for 2013 with a $500K buyout
    Drew Sutton (30)
    Delmon Young (27)

    Center fielders
    Alfredo Amezaga (35)
    Rick Ankiel (33)
    Michael Bourn (30)
    Curtis Granderson (32) - $15MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Scott Hairston (33)
    Mitch Maier (31)
    Angel Pagan (31)
    Cody Ross (32)
    Grady Sizemore (30)
    B.J. Upton (28)
    Shane Victorino (32)

    Right fielders
    Brian Bixler (30)
    Travis Buck (29)
    Matt Diaz (35)
    Kosuke Fukudome (36)
    Torii Hunter (37)
    Andruw Jones (36)
    Ryan Ludwick (34) - $5MM mutual option for 2013 with a $500K buyout
    Xavier Nady (34)
    Juan Rivera (34) - $4MM club option for 2013 with a $500K buyout
    Cody Ross (32)
    Ichiro Suzuki (39)
    Nick Swisher (32)
    Designated hitters
    Bobby Abreu (39)
    Johnny Damon (39)
    Travis Hafner (36) - $13MM club option with a $2.75MM buyout
    Raul Ibanez (41)
    Hideki Matsui (39)
    David Ortiz (38)
    Luke Scott (35) - $6MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Jim Thome (42)
    Delmon Young (27)
    Starting pitchers
    Scott Baker (31) - $9.25MM club option
    Erik Bedard (34)
    Joe Blanton (32)
    Bartolo Colon (40)
    Aaron Cook (34)
    Kevin Correia (32)
    Jorge De La Rosa (32) - $11MM player option with a $1MM buyout
    Ryan Dempster (36)
    R.A. Dickey (38) - $5MM club option with a $300K buyout
    Scott Feldman (29) - $9.25MM club option with a $600K buyout
    Jeff Francis (32)
    Gavin Floyd (30) - $9.5MM club option
    Freddy Garcia (37)
    Zack Greinke (28)
    Jeremy Guthrie (34)
    Rich Harden (31)
    Dan Haren (32) - $15.5MM club option with a $3.5MM buyout
    Roberto Hernandez (32) - $9MM club option
    Tim Hudson (37) - $9MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Edwin Jackson (29)
    Hiroki Kuroda (38)
    Francisco Liriano (29)
    Kyle Lohse (34)
    Derek Lowe (40)
    Paul Maholm (31) - $6.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Shaun Marcum (31)
    Jason Marquis (34)
    Daisuke Matsuzaka (32)
    Brandon McCarthy (29)
    Kevin Millwood (38)
    Jamie Moyer (50)
    Roy Oswalt (35)
    Carl Pavano (37)
    Jake Peavy (31) - $22MM club option with a $4MM buyout
    Anibal Sanchez (29)
    Jonathan Sanchez (30)
    Ervin Santana (30) - $13MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Joe Saunders (32)
    James Shields (31) - $9MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout
    Carlos Villanueva (29)
    Chien-Ming Wang (33)
    Kip Wells (36)
    Randy Wolf (36)
    Chris Young (34)
    Carlos Zambrano (32)

    Closers
    Grant Balfour (35) - $4.5MM club option with a $350K buyout
    Jonathan Broxton (29)
    Matt Capps (29) - $6MM club option with a $250K buyout
    Brandon League (30)
    Ryan Madson (32) - $11MM mutual option with a $2.5MM buyout
    Brett Myers (32) - $10MM vesting option with a $3MM buyout
    J.J. Putz (36) - $6.5MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout
    Mariano Rivera (43)
    Fernando Rodney (36) - $2.5MM club option with a $250K buyout
    Joakim Soria (29) - $8MM club option with a $750K buyout
    Jose Valverde (35)

    Right-handed relievers
    Jeremy Accardo (31)
    Mike Adams (34)
    Luis Ayala (35)
    Miguel Batista (42)
    Shawn Camp (37)
    Todd Coffey (32) - $2.5M club option for 2013 with a $300K buyout
    Francisco Cordero (38)
    Juan Cruz (34)
    Octavio Dotel (39) - $3.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Chad Durbin (35)
    Kyle Farnsworth (37)
    Jason Frasor (35)
    Kevin Gregg (35)
    Jason Grilli (36)
    LaTroy Hawkins (38)
    Clay Hensley (33)
    Livan Hernandez (38)
    Bobby Jenks (32)
    Brad Lidge (36)
    Matt Lindstrom (33) - $4MM club option with a $200K buyout
    Derek Lowe (40)
    Mark Lowe (30)
    Brandon Lyon (33)
    Guillermo Mota (39)
    Juan Carlos Oviedo (29)
    Vicente Padilla (35)
    Brad Penny (35)
    Joel Peralta (37)
    Chad Qualls (34)
    Ramon Ramirez (31)
    Jon Rauch (34)
    Francisco Rodriguez (31)
    Takashi Saito (43)
    Rafael Soriano (33) - $14MM player option or a $1.5MM buyout
    Koji Uehara (38)
    Carlos Villanueva (29)
    Randy Wells (30)
    Jamey Wright (38)

    Left-handed relievers
    Jeremy Affeldt (34)
    Sean Burnett (30) - $3.5MM mutual option with a $250K buyout
    Tim Byrdak (39)
    Randy Choate (37)
    Pedro Feliciano (35) - $4.5MM club option
    Brian Fuentes (37) - $6.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Mike Gonzalez (35)
    Alex Hinshaw (30)
    J.P. Howell (28)
    Will Ohman (35)
    Darren Oliver (42) - $3MM club option with a $500K buyout
    J.C. Romero (37)
    Hisanori Takahashi (38)
  2. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if theres a chance the Skankees let Granderson go. Id like Johnny Gomes too. As far as outfield goes. Hambone is a goner.
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No chance but you would not want any of those guys anyway. You don't like guys who chase money or rings.
  4. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    BJ Upton is the Hamilton replacement I hope.

    Profar is too good (of both an athlete and a financial value) not to be on the field somewhere.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I like BJ Upton a lot but if you went with Upton, you would be giving up a lot of power. Hamilton hits the long ball well and he produces a lot of RBIs.
  6. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Granderson was traded to the Skankees,check ur facts before u call someone out. Jonny Gomes is far from a ringchaser.
  7. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    You are going to give up power and pure ability no matter what player you choose.

    Upton is a young, quality player who will fit perfectly in centerfield.

    You move Kinsler to the outfield and place Profar at second. Very workable imho.

    The Rangers relied way too much on power this year. They need to get back to the antlers.

    Upton strikes out a lot but he hits 25+ homers with 30+ steals and rates top 5 as a defensive center fielder. That's a winning player.

    Hamilton wants 20+m per year and can fall apart at any time.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Personally, I would rather Leonys Martín be able to step up and take center field. There are still questions about his ability on offense, but defensively. He will be a star.

    Either way, there is no one person that can replace Hamilton's offense. I would rather not break the bank paying someone who definitely isn't going to replace Hamilton. (ala end up with a Carl Crawford type deal)

    I would definitely rather spend my money on pitching if that is the case. The Michael Young deal is very much hurting the Rangers and I suspect at some point the Kinsler deal will too. Let's not add to that by signing BJ Upton to some crazy contract.

    IMO, try to sign Hamilton for 3 years $25M/yr. If doesn't want that, then 5 years at $20M. If that isn't good enough, let him walk. Hell, I'm iffy about the 5 year deal.
  9. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    The catchers list is a whose who of former Rangers
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    :laugh2: I noticed that too.
  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    You have no grasp of anything at all. I know he was traded to the Yankees, from Detroit. I'm a Yankee fan. Of course I know this. However, I'm not the one wetting the bed over guys going to teams to try and win rings or whatever.

    If you need facts, go back and read your post on Nash, #33 in the 2012-2013 NBA Thread. The facts, as you say, are in your own words.

    You won't be interested in any players from other teams. That would make you too much like a Yankee fan.

    At least be consistent.
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have a problem with Upton, as I said earlier. I like him. I just don't think you can allow Hamilton to leave and replace him with Upton. The other moves you mention here were not in the previous post and you would still have to get Upton.
  13. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    And Wash would probably start them all in the playoffs even if their average was .175
  14. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Hamilton is gone period.

    Upton would be his replacement in that he would be a starting outfielder and every day player. He'd bring the same arm and much more base-running skill with far less pure power.

    But anyone buying Hamilton is paying for a lot of crazy. He folds mentally at the drop of a dime. He has the weirdest issues you've ever heard of. Like dropping snuff after years of use mid-season because of an out of the blue religious conviction. He is simply too high maintenance to deal with as a top 10 salary as well.

    You win baseball games with good defense and pitching backed by timely hitting and good base-running. You do not need a line up that finishes at the top in homers.
  15. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    I'd take BJ Upton happily. He's obviously not going to replace Hamilton but the Rangers aren't going to find anyone in free agency to replace that. It's Beltre's team now for the next few years before Profar takes over as the new franchise player.
  16. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Yea i could name a pile of guys that ringchased to the Yankees cause they knew they would overpay and be in the playoffs. I have a grasp that ur a frontrunner fan.Skankees are the definition of whats wrong with sports. Going to the Rangers is not ringchasing. They never won a ring and dont have a history of overpaying old vets.All you Skankee fans are so typical.Egomaniac front runners. I hope Os beat them so bad so you guys can whine for another year.
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    On the contrary Juck. Your grasp on just about anything appears to be tentative at best. Describe it how you wish, as for me, I see you and think that fans like you are the biggest problem in sports today. Different opinions I suppose.

    I wish the O's well if they do win. I have nothing against them. They have done an amazing job of it this year. I know you imagine that I would probably be in a huddled mass, crying my eyes out but the reality is that I've seen my share of the Yankees 27 titles. If they fail to win one this year, so be it.

    Keep talking it up about what FAs you want to sign, all the while convincing yourself that if your team signs them, it's different because your team hasn't won as many titles as the Yankees have. OK.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Tell you what. Sign Upton first, then we'll talk.
  19. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    A-Rod benched for game 5. hahah They still owe him 114 million dollars. I love it:laugh2:
  20. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Me too. Ibanez came in and hit two game winning Dingers for us the other day. I hope we see the same kind of thing this time around.

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