Thursday, December 13, 2012

Predicting The Rest Of The Free Agency Class


I used the list from MLB Trade Rumors to predict where the rest of the free agents this off season will head up. Let's see how well I do. I obviously skipped over the guys that will probably get minor league deals and such and cherry picked the bigger names for times sake.


Catchers
Rod Barajas (37) - New York Yankees #puke
Henry Blanco (41) - Retirement
Jesus Flores (28) - Pittsburgh Pirates
Miguel Olivo (34) - Detroit Tigers
Ronny Paulino (32) - Miami Marlins
A.J. Pierzynski (36) - Chicago White Sox
 

First basemen
Lance Berkman (36) - Houston Astros
Miguel Cairo (39) - Retirement
Jason Giambi (42) - Retirement
Aubrey Huff (36) - Tampa Bay Rays

Dan Johnson (33) - Houston Astros
Casey Kotchman (30) - Pittsburgh Pirates
Adam LaRoche (33) - declined qualifying offer - Washington Nationals
Carlos Lee (37) - New York Yankees

Carlos Pena (35) - Cleveland Indians
Nick Swisher (32) - declined qualifying offer - Cleveland Indians
Ty Wigginton (35) - Baltimore Orioles

Second basemen
Yuniesky Betancourt (31) - Los Angeles Dodgers

Kelly Johnson (31) - Arizona Diamonbacks
Ryan Raburn (32) - Detroit Tigers
Ryan Theriot (33) - San Francisco Giants

Shortstops
Jason Bartlett (33) - San Diego Padres

Stephen Drew (30) - Oakland Athletics


Third basemen
Miguel Cairo (39) - Retirement
Mark DeRosa (38) - Retirement
Chone Figgins (35) - New York Yankees

Placido Polanco (37) - Chicago White Sox
Scott Rolen (38) - Cincinnati Reds 
Ian Stewart (27) - Colorado Rockies
Ty Wigginton (35) - Baltimore Orioles


Left fielders
Bobby Abreu (39) - Retirement
Endy Chavez (35) - Baltimore Orioles

Johnny Damon (39) - Kansas City Royals
Mark DeRosa (38) - Retirement
Matt Diaz (35) - Atlanta Braves
Kosuke Fukudome (36) - Miami Marlins
Scott Hairston (33) - New York Mets
Bill Hall (33) - Philadelphia Phillies
Josh Hamilton (32) - declined qualifying offer - Texas Rangers
Raul Ibanez (41) - Seattle Mariners

Ryan Raburn (32) - Cincinnati Reds
Cody Ross (32) - Seattle Mariners
Delmon Young (27) - Tampa Bay Rays

Center fielders
Rick Ankiel (33) - St. Louis Cardinals
Michael Bourn (30) - declined qualifying offer - Seattle Mariners
Josh Hamilton (32) - declined qualifying offer - Texas Rangers
Nyjer Morgan (32) - New York Mets

Grady Sizemore (30) - New York Yankees

Right fielders
Endy Chavez (35) - Baltimore Orioles
Mark DeRosa (38) - Retirement

Kosuke Fukudome (36) - Miami Marlins
Scott Hairston (33) - New York Mets

Nyjer Morgan (32) - New York Mets
Ryan Raburn (32) -Cincinnati Reds
Cody Ross (32) - Seattle Mariners
Ryan Sweeney (28) - Kansas City Royals
Nick Swisher (32) - declined qualifying offer - Cleveland Indians

Designated hitters
Bobby Abreu (39) - Retirement
Johnny Damon (39) - Kansas City Royals
Travis Hafner (36) - Cleveland Indians
Raul Ibanez (41) - Retirement

Hideki Matsui (39) - Retirement
Jim Thome (42) - Tampa Bay Rays
Delmon Young (27) - Tampa Bay Rays

Starting pitchers
Erik Bedard (34) - Baltimore Orioles
Dallas Braden (29) - Chicago Cubs

Ryan Dempster (36) - Boston Red Sox
Freddy Garcia (37) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Rich Harden (31) - Chicago Cubs
Roberto Hernandez (32) - Miami Marlins
Edwin Jackson (29) - Baltimore Orioles

John Lannan (28) - Colorado Rockies
Francisco Liriano (29) - Cleveland Indians
Kyle Lohse (34) - declined qualifying offer
Derek Lowe (40) - Cleveland Indians
Shaun Marcum (31) - Kansas City Royals
Daisuke Matsuzaka (32) - Seattle Mariners

Jamie Moyer (50) - Retirement
Brett Myers (32) - San Diego Padres
Roy Oswalt (35) - Retirement
Carl Pavano (37) - Kansas City Royals
Mike Pelfrey (29) - New York Mets
Anibal Sanchez (29) - Detroit Tigers
Jonathan Sanchez (30) - Colorado Rockies
Joe Saunders (32) - Baltmiore Orioles

Chien-Ming Wang (33) - Washington Nationals
Carlos Zambrano (32) - Arizona Diamondbacks

Closers
Matt Capps (29) - Toronto Blue Jays
Brett Myers (32) - San Diego Padres
Rafael Soriano (33) - declined qualifying offer - Detroit Tigers
Jose Valverde (35) - MIlwaukee Brewers
Brian Wilson (31) - Los Angeles Dodgers

Right-handed relievers
Mike Adams (34) - Milwaukee Brewers
Jose Contreras (41) - Retirement
Kyle Farnsworth (37) - Kansas City Royals
Francisco Rodriguez (31) - Texas Rangers
Takashi Saito (43) - Retirement
Jose Veras (32) - Milwaukee Brewers
Cory Wade (30) - New York Yankees

Left-handed relievers
Pedro Feliciano (35) - $4.5MM club option
Mike Gonzalez (35) - New York Yankees






1 comment:

  1. Ryan Dempster has signed with the Red Sox so there is 1 correct.

    Josh Hamilton has signed with the LA Angels so there is 1 incorrect.

    I also am very tempted to change my Nick Swisher prediction to the Texas Rangers now that Josh has signed this deal.

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