Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Free agents, anyone?

Here's a partial list from MLBTR (click for the rest):

Clint Barmes (33)
Yuniesky Betancourt (30) - $6MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Orlando Cabrera (37)
Jamey Carroll (37)
Ronny Cedeno (29) - $3MM club option with a $200K buyout
Craig Counsell (41)
Rafael Furcal (34) - $12MM club option with a $1.3MM buyout
Alex Gonzalez (34)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (36)
Cesar Izturis (32)
John McDonald (37)
Nick Punto (34)
Edgar Renteria (35)
Jose Reyes (29)
Jimmy Rollins (33)
Ramon Santiago (32)
Marco Scutaro (36) - $6MM club option/$3MM player option with a $1.5MM buyout
Jack Wilson (34)

Center fielders
Rick Ankiel (32)
Carlos Beltran (35)
Willie Bloomquist (34) - $1.1MM mutual option with a $150K buyout
Mike Cameron (39)
Coco Crisp (32)
David DeJesus (32)
Scott Hairston (32)
Andruw Jones (35)
Nate McLouth (30) - $10.65MM club option with a $1.25MM buyout
Corey Patterson (32)
Cody Ross (31)
Grady Sizemore (29) - $8.5MM club option with a $500K buyout



SIR said...

I like Cody Ross and ahhh...okay Edgar Renteria. I think they won a World Series a team that played well together in the postseason.

Brother Bob said...

Oh puhleeze. But funny though.
At SS first choice is Reyes, followed by Rollins and Barmes.
For CF? My first choice would be a rejuvenated Andres Torres, but Coco Crisp is good, and I love his stupid name.

Zo said...

I think that this is the wrong approach. Everyone is thinking about positions. I think we need to think about batting order. If we can fill in the batting order, and a shortstop is missing, then no problem because we have one of those. Think in terms of what we need for bats, then if the answers cause us to lose on defense, think again. Leadoff, 3rd (unless we want Posey third and Sandoval fourth, in which case we need a fifth). Who do we have at sixth? Huff? Schierholtz seventh? Speaking of needing a fifth......playoffs did not go according to my wishes last night. All the wrong teams won. God, TBS is boring.

hilarie said...

This I posted on Crazy Crabbers, which was pondering the same thing. I assume we want a SS and a leadoff hitter.


Offer Rollins two years with a team third year option. Total $30-45M. He's looking for five at $10-12M/year. This contract would mostly cover his (unrealistic) expectations and give him another shot at free agency. It's overpaying, but it's short term.

This only works if one or more of the three top minor league SS in the Giants system are on a track to be MLB quality in two-three years. If so, you amortize the $45-50M over all the years that the new SS plays at minimum and, later, at arbitration wages.

Same with Beltran, actually: Overpay for a short term contract if there's a MLB minimum replacement coming up.

Goal: Win WS. Plow 1/2 increased earnings back into payroll, pay off whining owner group with other half.