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  • 2011 MLB Free Agency


    It's being pretty overshadowed by the NBA offseason right now, but the crop of talent coming from the MLB is pretty decent.

    This thread can keep going as teams get eliminated and are looking toward the future... Plus July 31st is rapidly approaching...

    Current Top 50 with Player's 2011 Age, Option (if applicable), Current Team, Prediction of August 1st team, and prediction of March 1st, 2011 team

    CAPS indicates team change

    1. 1B Albert Pujols (31) (18MM club option): St. Louis Cardinals / St. Louis Cardinals / St. Louis Cardinals

    2. LF Carl Crawford (29): Tampa Bay Rays / Tampa Bay Rays / DETROIT TIGERS

    3. SP Cliff Lee (32): Seattle Mariners / MINNESOTA TWINS / MINNESOTA TWINS

    4. 1B Adrian Gonzalez (28) (5.6MM club option): San Diego Padres / San Diego Padres / San Diego Padres

    5. SS Derek Jeter (37): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / New York Yankees

    6. 1B Carlos Pena (33): Tampa Bay Rays / Tampa Bay Rays / Tampa Bay Rays

    7. SP Andy Pettite (39): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / New York Yankees

    8. 1B Derrek Lee (35): Chicago Cubs / Chicago Cubs / SEATTLE MARINERS

    9. 3B Adrian Beltre (32) (10MM player option): Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox

    10. SS Jose Reyes (28) (11MM club option): New York Mets / New York Mets / New York Mets

    11. 1B Paul Konerko (35): Chicago White Sox / Chicago White Sox / Chicago White Sox

    12. 1B/DH Adam Dunn (31): Washington Nationals / NEW YORK YANKEES / CHICAGO CUBS

    13. CP Mariano Rivera (41): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / New York Yankees

    14. RF Jayson Werth (32): Philadelphia Phillies / Philadelphia Phillies / BOSTON RED SOX

    15. OF David DeJesus (31) (6MM club option): Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals

    16. DH Vladamir Guerrero (36) (9MM mutual option): Texas Rangers / Texas Rangers / Texas Rangers

    17. RF Magglio Ordonez (37) (15MM club option guarenteed w/ 135 G): Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers

    18. LF/DH Manny Ramirez (39): Los Angeles Dodgers / Los Angeles Dodgers / SEATTLE MARINERS

    19. SS Christian Guzman (33): Washington Nationals / DETROIT TIGERS / DETROIT TIGERS

    20. C Victor Martinez (32): Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox

    21. C Jason Varitek (39): Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox / FREE AGENT

    22. SP Bronson Arroyo (34) (11MM club option): Cincinnati Reds / Cincinnati Reds / Cincinnati Reds

    23. CP Brian Fuentes (35) (9MM player option with 55 GF): Los Angeles Angels / Los Angeles Angels / PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

    24. DH Hideki Matsui (37): Los Angeles Angels / Los Angeles Angels / Los Angeles Angels

    25. LF Jason Kubel (29) (5.25MM club option): Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins

    26. RF/DH Brad Hawpe (32) (10MM club option): Colorado Rockies / Colorado Rockies / CHICAGO WHITE SOX

    27. SP Brandon Webb (32): Arizona Diamondbacks / Arizona Diamondbacks / NEW YORK METS

    28. 1B Lance Berkman (35) (15MM club option): Houston Astros / LOS ANGELES ANGELS / LOS ANGELES ANGELS

    29. 1B/3B Garrett Atkins (31) (8.5MM club option): FREE AGENT / HOUSTON ASTROS / HOUSTON ASTROS

    30. 3B Nick Punto (33) (5MM club option): Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins

    31. SS Jhonny Peralta (29) (7MM club option): Cleveland Indians / Cleveland Indians / Cleveland Indians

    32. DH David Ortiz (35) (12.5MM club option): Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox / SEATTLE MARINERS

    33. SP Javier Vazquez (34): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / New York Yankees

    34. SP Jeff Francis (29) (7MM club option): Colorado Rockies / Colorado Rockies / Colorado Rockies

    35. SP Rich Harden (29) (11MM mutual option): Texas Rangers / Texas Rangers / CHICAGO WHITE SOX

    36. 1B Nick Johnson (32) (5.5MM mutual option): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / SEATTLE MARINERS

    37. SS Omar Infante (29) (2.5MM club option): Atlanta Braves / Atlanta Braves / Atlanta Braves

    38. SP Aaron Harang (33) (12.75MM club option): Cincinnati Reds / Cincinnati Reds / CLEVELAND INDIANS

    39. 3B Orlando Hudson (33): Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins

    40. SP Carl Pavano (35): Minnesota Twins / Minnesota Twins / DETROIT TIGERS

    41. LF Reed Johnson (34): Los Angeles Dodgers / Los Angeles Dodgers / Los Angeles Dodgers

    42. RF Jose Guillen (35): Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals

    43. 2B Juan Uribe (31): San Francisco Giants / San Francisco Giants / San Francisco Giants

    44. CF Scott Podsednik (35) (2MM club option): Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals

    45. 3B Brandon Inge (34): Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers

    46. CP Octovio Dotel (37) (4.5MM club option): Pittsburgh Pirates / Pittsburgh Pirates / Pittsburgh Pirates

    47. SS Orlando Cabrera (36) (4MM mutual option): Cincinnati Reds / Cincinnati Reds / BOSTON RED SOX

    48. LF Johnny Damon (37): Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers / ATLANTA BRAVES

    49. 2B/OF Willie Bloomquist (33): Kansas City Royals / Kansas City Royals / SEATTLE MARINERS

    50. SP Jamie Moyer (48): Philadelphia Phillies / Philadelphia Phillies / NEW YORK METS


    Feel Free to bash me! I'll use any recomendations!

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    CHANGES

    18. LF/DH Manny Ramirez (39): Los Angeles Dodgers / Los Angeles Dodgers / CHICAGO WHITE SOX

    26. RF Brad Hawpe (32): Colorado Rockies / Colorado Rockies / FLORIDA MARLINS

    36. 1B Nick Johnson (32): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / ATLANTA BRAVES

    49. SP Jamie Moyer (48): Philadelphia Phillies / Philadelphia Phillies / NEW YORK METS

    50. RP Bobby Seay (32): Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers / Detroit Tigers
    Last edited by mr0zip0; 07-03-2010, 10:19 PM. Reason: Spelling Error

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    • #3
      Wow, some of these rankings are horrible. Brad Hawpe below Bronson ****ing Arroyo? Brandon Webb a top 10 pitcher in the game that far down? Worst of all, Carlos ****ING Pena #6? Mr. .700 OPS? Nick Punto shouldn't even be on this list, the guy can't hit, and can't field anymore (a ton of errors this year). O-Dog is a top 5-6 2B in the game, and Javy Vazquez is an ace in the NL.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shadowdivided View Post
        Wow, some of these rankings are horrible. Brad Hawpe below Bronson ****ing Arroyo? Brandon Webb a top 10 pitcher in the game that far down? Worst of all, Carlos ****ING Pena #6? Mr. .700 OPS? Nick Punto shouldn't even be on this list, the guy can't hit, and can't field anymore (a ton of errors this year). O-Dog is a top 5-6 2B in the game, and Javy Vazquez is an ace in the NL.
        I'll give you Hawpe is better than Aroyyo, but you have to realize that there is more availibility for a right fielder... Aroyyo is somehow the 2nd best starting pitcher and will be valued higher in free agency because of it.

        Brandon Webb MAY be one of the best pitchers in the game, but how is a team that wants him supposed to know he will pitch? He was diagnosed with right shoulder bruise in April 2009, then had surgery, and hasn't pitched since! Who knows how someone will react to nearly 2 years off?

        You have to also understand the need for power in today's game. There are teams like the Mariners, Astros, and Athletics that desperatly need a dose of power and willing to treat him as such. 40 HR's can do that.

        Nick Punto is on the list for the same reason Brandon Inge is: defense... How has his defense falled off when he has 5 errors this year, 7 last year, 10 the year before. It seems to keep getting better. Sure his average this year is only .253, but that's his better than 5 of his previous seasons!

        Orlando Hudson is good, but not that good. Miguel Cairo, Robinson Cano, David Eckstein, Mark Ellis, Chone Figgins, Carlos Guillen, Omar Infante Howie Kendrick, Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Martin Prado, Placido Polanco, and Dan Uggla are all better.

        How can you say someone is an ace during a 6-7, +5 ERA season? He could just be getting old you know...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mr0zip0 View Post
          I'll give you Hawpe is better than Aroyyo, but you have to realize that there is more availibility for a right fielder... Aroyyo is somehow the 2nd best starting pitcher and will be valued higher in free agency because of it.

          Brandon Webb MAY be one of the best pitchers in the game, but how is a team that wants him supposed to know he will pitch? He was diagnosed with right shoulder bruise in April 2009, then had surgery, and hasn't pitched since! Who knows how someone will react to nearly 2 years off?

          You have to also understand the need for power in today's game. There are teams like the Mariners, Astros, and Athletics that desperatly need a dose of power and willing to treat him as such. 40 HR's can do that.

          Nick Punto is on the list for the same reason Brandon Inge is: defense... How has his defense falled off when he has 5 errors this year, 7 last year, 10 the year before. It seems to keep getting better. Sure his average this year is only .253, but that's his better than 5 of his previous seasons!

          Orlando Hudson is good, but not that good. Miguel Cairo, Robinson Cano, David Eckstein, Mark Ellis, Chone Figgins, Carlos Guillen, Omar Infante Howie Kendrick, Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Martin Prado, Placido Polanco, and Dan Uggla are all better.

          How can you say someone is an ace during a 6-7, +5 ERA season? He could just be getting old you know...
          Nick Punto has been A BUTCHER in the field this season.

          Pena may be able to hit 40 HR's, but he can't hit anything else..., and belongs as a 7th-8th hitter on a decent team. He's Jack Cust with a better glove (highly overrated at that).

          Miguel Cairo??? David Eckstein??? MARK ELLIS??? CHONE FIGGINS?????? OMAR INFANTE!!?!?!?!?!?!?! Ellis is an absolute abomination at the plate, Chone Figgins has been HORRIBLE everywhere this year, Eckstein is a no power hitter with a decent glove, Omar Infante is a decent hitter with an average glove, and MIGUEL CAIRO?!?!?! O-Dog is a .750-.780 OPS guy with gold glove defense. If he had a little bit better plate discipline, and didn't swing at first pitches so much, he'd have an .800 OPS every year. Dan Uggla's defense and usually low BA puts him below O-Dog as well. I'll concede the others except I'd say he's better than Guillen.

          I said he's an ace in the NL, because he is. Javy is one of those pitchers meant to pitch in the NL. He's sucked everytime around in the AL, and has been a top 10 cy young pitcher every year in the NL.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shadowdivided View Post
            Nick Punto has been A BUTCHER in the field this season.

            Pena may be able to hit 40 HR's, but he can't hit anything else..., and belongs as a 7th-8th hitter on a decent team. He's Jack Cust with a better glove (highly overrated at that).

            Miguel Cairo??? David Eckstein??? MARK ELLIS??? CHONE FIGGINS?????? OMAR INFANTE!!?!?!?!?!?!?! Ellis is an absolute abomination at the plate, Chone Figgins has been HORRIBLE everywhere this year, Eckstein is a no power hitter with a decent glove, Omar Infante is a decent hitter with an average glove, and MIGUEL CAIRO?!?!?! O-Dog is a .750-.780 OPS guy with gold glove defense. If he had a little bit better plate discipline, and didn't swing at first pitches so much, he'd have an .800 OPS every year. Dan Uggla's defense and usually low BA puts him below O-Dog as well. I'll concede the others except I'd say he's better than Guillen.

            I said he's an ace in the NL, because he is. Javy is one of those pitchers meant to pitch in the NL. He's sucked everytime around in the AL, and has been a top 10 cy young pitcher every year in the NL.
            Exactly. Pena can hit homers and that's what teams need him for...

            I was reaching on a lot of those, but yeah that puts him where he is.

            But teams can't risk their $$$ on susspitions!

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            • #7
              Pena sucks ass

              It's unleash the dragon time yall

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mr0zip0 View Post
                Exactly. Pena can hit homers and that's what teams need him for...

                I was reaching on a lot of those, but yeah that puts him where he is.

                But teams can't risk their $$$ on susspitions!
                So how in god's name does that get him ranked 6th? Above some of the top 20 players in the game.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shadowdivided View Post
                  So how in god's name does that get him ranked 6th? Above some of the top 20 players in the game.
                  Alright I'll change it up a little because he is usually under the Mendoza line....

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                  • #10
                    If the Mets can afford Lee they should go after him. They have been on a budget though.

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                    • #11
                      As I went I saw what you meant...


                      CHANGES
                      6. SP Andy Pettite (39): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / New York Yankees

                      7.
                      1B Derrek Lee (35): Chicago Cubs / Chicago Cubs / SEATTLE MARINERS

                      8. 3B Adrian Beltre (32) (10MM player option): Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox / Boston Red Sox

                      9. SS Jose Reyes (28) (11MM club option): New York Mets / New York Mets / New York Mets

                      10. 1B Paul Konerko (35): Chicago White Sox / Chicago White Sox / Chicago White Sox

                      11. 1B/DH Adam Dunn (31): Washington Nationals / NEW YORK YANKEES / CHICAGO CUBS

                      12. CP Mariano Rivera (41): New York Yankees / New York Yankees / New York Yankees

                      13. RF Jayson Werth (32): Philadelphia Phillies / Philadelphia Phillies / BOSTON RED SOX


                      14. Carlos Pena (32): Tampa Bay Rays / Tampa Bay Rays / Tampa Bay Rays

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EL Guapo View Post
                        If the Mets can afford Lee they should go after him. They have been on a budget though.
                        Exactly. I had problems deciding weather Lee would be in Minnesota or New York in 2011.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mr0zip0 View Post
                          Exactly. I had problems deciding weather Lee would be in Minnesota or New York in 2011.
                          I don't think Minnesota has the budget for Cliff Lee, he's going to get around $20 million a year.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cutty View Post
                            I don't think Minnesota has the budget for Cliff Lee, he's going to get around $20 million a year.
                            Not a chance in hell. He'll get an 11 mil/yr over 5-6 contract.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Shadowdivided View Post
                              Not a chance in hell. He'll get an 11 mil/yr over 5-6 contract.
                              You might need to look at pitchers' contracts. Sabathia got over $20 million a year, he will be right around there.

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