Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MLB Free Agent Predictions

After slaving over this for many days, here are my free agent predictions! It is separated by current teams. I have written their new team next to their name. A/B=Elias Ranking. To make the list they must be ranked OR interesting free agents to me.

ATLANTA BRAVES
B - Anderson, Garret OF-Atlanta Braves
A - Gonzalez, Mike RP-Washington Nationals
B - LaRoche, Adam 1B-Arizona Diamondbacks
A - Soriano, Rafael RP-Houston Astros

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
B - Davis, Doug SP-Milwaukee Brewers

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
B - Mora, Melvin 3B-San Diego Padres

BOSTON RED SOX
A - Bay, Jason OF-Boston Red Sox
A - Wagner, Billy RP-Tampa Bay Rays

CHICAGO CUBS
A - Grabow, John RP-Cubs (already happened)
A - Gregg, Kevin RP-Baltimore Orioles
B - Harden, Rich SP-New York Yankees

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
A - Dotel, Octavio RP-New York Mets
A - Dye, Jermaine OF-Kansas City Royals

CINCINNATI REDS
B - Hernandez, Ramon C-Cincinnati Reds (already happened)

CLEVELAND INDIANS
None

COLORADO ROCKIES
B - Beimel, Joe RP-Atlanta Braves
A - Betancourt, Rafael RP-Colorado Rockies
Giambi, Jason 1B-Los Angeles Dodgers (pinch-hitting role)
B - Marquis, Jason SP-New York Mets
B - Torrealba, Yorvit C-New York Mets

DETROIT TIGERS
B - Lyon, Brandon RP-Chicago Cubs
A - Polanco, Placido 2B-Chicago Cubs
B - Rodney, Fernando RP-Seattle Mariners

FLORIDA MARLINS
B - Calero, Kiko RP-New York Yankees
B - Johnson, Nick 1B-Oakland A's

HOUSTON ASTROS
B - Brocail, Doug RP-Houston Astros
A - Hawkins, LaTroy RP-Houston Astros
A - Tejada, Miguel SS-Oakland A's
A - Valverde, Jose RP-Toronto Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
B - Olivo, Miguel C-Seattle Mariners

L.A. ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
A - Figgins, Chone 3B-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
B - Guerrero, Vladimir OF/DH-Texas Rangers
A - Lackey, John SP-New York Mets
A - Oliver, Darren RP-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

LOS ANGELES DODGERS
B - Belliard, Ron 2B-Los Angeles Dodgers
B - Garland, Jon SP-Boston Red Sox
A - Hudson, Orlando 2B-New York Mets
B - Mota, Guillermo RP-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
B - Ohman, Will RP-St.Louis Cardinals
B - Padilla, Vicente SP-Colorado Rockies
A - Wolf, Randy SP-Minnesota Twins

MILWAUKEE BREWERS
B - Cameron, Mike OF-San Diego Padres
B - Kendall, Jason C-Milwaukee Brewers
B - Looper, Braden RP-Houston Astros
B - Lopez, Felipe 2B/3B/SS/OF-Los Angeles Dodgers
B - Weathers, Dave RP-Pittsburgh Pirates

MINNESOTA TWINS
A - Cabrera, Orlando SS-Toronto Blue Jays
B - Pavano, Carl SP-Cleveland Indians

NEW YORK METS
B - Delgado, Carlos 1B-New York Mets
B - Tatis, Fernando 1B/3B/OF-Houston Astros

NEW YORK YANKEES
A - Damon, Johnny OF-New York Mets
Hairston Jr, Jerry 2B/3B/SS/OF-Seattle Mariners
Hinske, Eric 1B/OF-Texas Rangers
Matsui, Hideki OF-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Molina, Jose C-Los Angeles Dodgers
B - Nady, Xavier OF-St. Louis Cardinals
B - Pettitte, Andy SP-New York Yankees

OAKLAND A'S
B - Duchscherer, Justin SP-Los Angeles Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
B - Eyre, Scott RP-Philadelphia Phillies
B - Park, Chan Ho SP-Philadelphia Phillies

PITTSBURGH PIRATES
None

SAN DIEGO PADRES
B - Giles, Brian OF-Tampa Bay Rays

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
B - Howry, Bob RP-St. Louis Cardinals
B - Johnson, Randy SP-San Francisco Giants
A - Molina, Bengie C-Detroit Tigers
B - Winn, Randy OF-Washington Nationals

SEATTLE MARINERS
B - Bedard, Erik SP-New York Yankees
B - Beltre, Adrian 3B-Philadelphia Phillies

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
B - DeRosa, Mark 3B-New York Yankees
B - Glaus, Troy 3B-San Diego Padres
A - Holliday, Matt OF-New York Yankees
B - Pineiro, Joel SP-St. Louis Cardinals

TAMPA BAY RAYS
B - Shouse, Brian RP-Tampa Bay Rays
B - Springer, Russ RP-Detroit Tigers
B - Zaun, Gregg C-Tampa Bay Rays

TEXAS RANGERS
B - Byrd, Marlon OF-Texas Rangers
B - Rodriguez, Ivan C-Texas Rangers


TORONTO BLUE JAYS
B - Barajas, Rod C-Kansas City Royals
A - Scutaro, Marco 2B/SS-Boston Red Sox

WASHINGTON NATIONALS
None

If you have any questions on why/who/where or anything PLEASE comment. I like comments and I will always comment back. I appreciate any feedback. Thanks for reading and please show this to anyone you know!

20 comments:

Stephen A. Crociata said...

i REALLY want Derosa in pinstripes!

Brandon said...

Haha I just included that because I just couldn't find a spot for him! Figure he can be super-utility type that plays almost every day if they want to give people rest//Also, he could be a cheap Chone Figgins....almost gave him to the mets instead

Anonymous said...

Damon to the Mets?

Brandon said...

This was first suggested by Nick Picero of the Arizona Republic. I think it could happen. A. He wants to stay in NY. B. THe Giants are only team besides Yankees to express interest. C. Mets need corner OF. D. Yankees signing Holliday would eliminate need for Damon

MC1 said...

The Blue Jays will not sign Jose Valverde.

Kyle said...

D Backs will not be going after Laroche. Brandon Allen is getting the chance to win that job.

Angie said...

Glaus and Mora going to SD to compete against Headley? What am I missing? Also, B. Molina to DET? With Laird and Avila already entrenched there I'm not sure how he would fit in assuming neither are traded.

Brandon said...

I put Laroche on the dbacks BECAUSE Brandon Allen is there....I see him starting the year in AAA with Laroche holding it over till they trade him midseason

Brandon said...

My bad with the Glaus and Mora....I have Adrian Gonzalez being traded so ONE of them play first or third with headley....sorry about that

Brandon said...

I have Valverde on the Jays because they would rather have Frasor/Downs in 8th inning role with an established closer. SHowed willingness to sign closer with B.J. Ryan

Harry said...

how do you see jon garland going to the red sox?

Brandon said...

Redsox are always looking for back of the end rotation insurance type of starters

Anonymous said...

i suppose you think the yankees are going to go with a 20 man rotation next year? cc.aj burnett..pettite..joba chamberlin..erik bedard..rich harden..and whoever else you said..thats unrealistic...and as for matt holliday in pin stripes..wont happen its obvious your an ignorant yankee fan

Brandon said...

Actually 25 man rotation! haha I can see the Yankees stacking up the pitchers but if I had to predict the actual rotation as of this second I'd have

1. CC
2. A.J.
3. Bedard
4. Pettite
5. Harden/Joba/Hughes

As for Holliday I wouldn't consider myself very ignorant. The Yankees said they weren't interested in Mark Teixeira in parts of last year. THey said they weren't interested in negotiating with A-Rod in 2007. And by the way...its pinstripes....one word

BRG1701 said...

I'd love to get DeRosa in Pinstripes. He's a great guy off of te bench and can play 3b, ss, 2b, and 1b and LF. And he can start if the need arises.

Bret said...

"i suppose you think the yankees are going to go with a 20 man rotation next year? cc.aj burnett..pettite..joba chamberlin..erik bedard..rich harden..and whoever else you said..thats unrealistic...and as for matt holliday in pin stripes..wont happen its obvious your an ignorant yankee fan"

Aren't Boston Fans fun when they lose?

Brandon said...

Yes Bret, they are! As for DeRosa I'm not sure he would want to come off the bench, but I can still see him playing about 130 or 140 games without injury...one game at 1st, 3rd, short, 2nd, outfield a week...etc

Pikadrew said...

Well i will give you one team interested, at least via local news to DeRosa. And they would give him starting time on playoff team.. the Twins.

I do think Wolf is realistic for them, and they are still negotiating with Pavano. Otherwise, i like most of the moves.

Brandon said...

Thanks for reading and I think Wolf is better fit in the NL but if an AL team offers that might be too good to refuse

Anonymous said...

The information here is great. I will invite my friends here.

Thanks