Monday, February 11, 2013

Looking Back At The Free Agency Predictions


A few months back I took a stab at predicting the rest of the free agency class, seen here, and here are the results. Spoiler alert, I am terrible at this game. The BOLDED are correct predictions and the incorrect predictions are crossed out like THIS with the correct team out to the side. Some guys have not signed yet but with pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrow I figured we would go ahead and look at the results anyway. 

Catchers
Rod Barajas (37) - New York Yankees Arizona Diamondbacks
Henry Blanco (41) - Retirement  Toronto Blue Jays
Jesus Flores (28) - Pittsburgh Pirates Los Angeles Dodgers
Miguel Olivo (34) - Detroit Tigers Cincinatti Reds
Ronny Paulino (32) - Miami Marlins Seattle Mariners
A.J. Pierzynski (36) - Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers
 

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

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

Carlos Pena (35) - Cleveland Indians Houston Astros
Nick Swisher (32) - Cleveland Indians
Ty Wigginton (35) - Baltimore Orioles  St. Louis Cardinals

Second basemen
Yuniesky Betancourt (31) - Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies

Kelly Johnson (31) - Arizona Diamonbacks Tampa Bay Rays
Ryan Raburn (32) - Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians
Ryan Theriot (33) - San Francisco Giants

Shortstops
Jason Bartlett (33) - San Diego Padres

Stephen Drew (30) - Oakland Athletics Boston Red Sox


Third basemen
Miguel Cairo (39) - Retirement
Mark DeRosa (38) - Retirement Toronto Blue Jays
Chone Figgins (35) - New York Yankees Miami Marlins

Placido Polanco (37) - Chicago White Sox Miami Marlins
Scott Rolen (38) - Cincinnati Reds 
Ian Stewart (27) - Colorado Rockies Chicago Cubs
Ty Wigginton (35) - Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals 


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

Johnny Damon (39) - Kansas City Royals
Mark DeRosa (38) - 
Retirement Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Diaz (35) - Atlanta Braves New York Yankees
Kosuke Fukudome (36) - Miami Marlins
Scott Hairston (33) - New York Mets Chicago Cubs
Bill Hall (33) - Philadelphia Phillies
Josh Hamilton (32) -Texas Rangers Los Angeles Angels
Raul Ibanez (41) - Seattle Mariners

Ryan Raburn (32) - Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians
Cody Ross (32) - Seattle Mariners Arizona Diamondbacks
Delmon Young (27) - Tampa Bay Rays Philadelphia Phillies

Center fielders
Rick Ankiel (33) - St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Michael Bourn (30) - Seattle Mariners
Josh Hamilton (32) - Texas Rangers  Los Angeles Angels
Nyjer Morgan (32) - New York Mets

Grady Sizemore (30) - New York Yankees Will Sign Mid-Season

Right fielders
Endy Chavez (35) - Baltimore Orioles
Mark DeRosa (38) - 
Retirement Toronto Blue Jays
Kosuke Fukudome (36) - Miami Marlins
Scott Hairston (33) - New York Mets Chicago Cubs

Nyjer Morgan (32) - New York Mets  Japanese Baseball League
Ryan Raburn (32) -Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians
Cody Ross (32) - Seattle Mariners Arizona Diamondbacks
Ryan Sweeney (28) - Kansas City Royals Boston Red Sox
Nick Swisher (32) - Cleveland Indians

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

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

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

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

John Lannan (28) - Colorado Rockies Philadelphia Phillies
Francisco Liriano (29) - Cleveland Indians Pittsburgh Pirates
Kyle Lohse (34) - St. Louis Cardinals
Derek Lowe (40) - Cleveland Indians
Shaun Marcum (31) - Kansas City Royals New York Mets
Daisuke Matsuzaka (32) - Seattle Mariners Cleveland Indians

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

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

Closers
Matt Capps (29) - Toronto Blue Jays Cleveland Indians
Brett Myers (32) - San Diego Padres Cleveland Indians
Rafael Soriano (33) - Detroit Tigers Washington Nationals
Jose Valverde (35) - Milwaukee Brewers
Brian Wilson (31) - Los Angeles Dodgers

Right-handed relievers
Mike Adams (34) - Milwaukee Brewers Philadelphia Phillies
Jose Contreras (41) - Retirement
Kyle Farnsworth (37) - Kansas City Royals Tampa Bay Rays
Francisco Rodriguez (31) - Texas Rangers
Takashi Saito (43) - Retirement Japanese League Baseball
Jose Veras (32) - Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Cory Wade (30) - New York Yankees Chicago Cubs

Left-handed relievers
Pedro Feliciano (35) - Washington Nationals New York Mets
Mike Gonzalez (35) - New York Yankees Milwaukee Brewers

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