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  • 12/16/12
  • skorpio520

Catchers

John Buck (33)
Jesus Flores (29)
Ramon Hernandez (38)
Gerald Laird (34)
Brian McCann (30)
Jose Molina (38)
Dioner Navarro (30)
Wil Nieves (36)
Brayan Pena (32)
Humberto Quintero (34)
Carlos Ruiz (35)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (29)
Geovany Soto (31)
Kurt Suzuki (30) - $8.5MM club option with a $650K buyout

First basemen

Todd Helton (40)
Eric Hinske (36)
Paul Konerko (38)
Adam Lind (30) - $7MM club option with a $2MM buyout
James Loney (30)
Kendrys Morales (30)
Justin Morneau (33)
Mike Morse (32)
Mark Reynolds (30)
Kevin Youkilis (35)

Second basemen

Robinson Cano (31)
Alexi Casilla (29)
Mark Ellis (37) - $5.75MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Mike Fontenot (34)
Aaron Hill (32)
Omar Infante (32)
Nick Punto (36)
Omar Quintanilla (31)
Ryan Raburn (33)
Brian Roberts (36)
Ramon Santiago (34)
Skip Schumaker (34)
Chase Utley (35)
Ben Zobrist (33) - $7MM club option with a $2.5MM buyout

Shortstops

Clint Barmes (35)
Willie Bloomquist (36)
Jamey Carroll (40) - $2MM vesting option with a $250K buyout
Alexi Casilla (29) -$3MM club option with $200K buyout
Yunel Escobar (31) - $5MM club option
Rafael Furcal (36)
Derek Jeter (40) - $8MM+ player option with a $3MM buyout
John McDonald (39)
Jhonny Peralta (32)
Omar Quintanilla (31)
Brendan Ryan (32)

Third basemen

Wilson Betemit (32) - $3.2MM vesting option
Alberto Callaspo (31)
Eric Chavez (36)
Mike Fontenot (34)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (38)
Martin Prado (30)
Mark Reynolds (30)
Juan Uribe (34)
Kevin Youkilis (35)
Michael Young (37)

Left fielders

Jason Bay (35)
Reed Johnson (37) - $1.6MM club option with a $150K buyout
Jason Kubel (32) - $7.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Nate McLouth (32)
Mike Morse (32)
David Murphy (32)
Xavier Nady (35)
Laynce Nix (33)
Martin Prado (30)
Ryan Raburn (33)

Center fielders

Coco Crisp (34) - $7.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Rajai Davis (33)
Jacoby Ellsbury (30)
Carlos Gomez (28)
Curtis Granderson (33)
Franklin Gutierrez (31) - $7.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
Tony Gwynn Jr. (31)
Andres Torres (36)
Chris Young (30) - $11MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout

Right fielders

Carlos Beltran (37)
Shin-Soo Choo (31)
Nelson Cruz (33)
David DeJesus (34) - $6.5MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout
Chris Denorfia (33)
Jeff Francoeur (30)
Corey Hart (32)
Xavier Nady (35)
Hunter Pence (31)
Jason Repko (33)
Ichiro Suzuki (40)

Designated hitters

Kendrys Morales (30)
Michael Young (37)

Starting pitchers

Bronson Arroyo (37)
Scott Baker (32)
Nick Blackburn (32) - $8MM club option
A.J. Burnett (37)
Chris Capuano (35) - $8MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
Chris Carpenter (39)
Bruce Chen (37)
Bartolo Colon (41)
Jorge De La Rosa (33)
R.A. Dickey (39)
Scott Feldman (30)
Gavin Floyd (31)
Jeff Francis (33)
Matt Garza (30)
Roy Halladay (37) - $20MM vesting option
Jason Hammel (31)
Aaron Harang (36) - $7MM+ mutual option with a $2MM buyout
Dan Haren (33)
Tim Hudson (38)
Phil Hughes (28)
Ubaldo Jimenez (30) - may void $8MM option for 2014
Josh Johnson (30)
Hiroki Kuroda (39)
John Lannan (29)
Jon Lester (30) - $13MM club option with a $250K buyout
Colby Lewis (34)
Ted Lilly (38)
Tim Lincecum (30)
Paul Maholm (32)
Jason Marquis (35)
Ricky Nolasco (31)
Andy Pettitte (42)
Wandy Rodriguez (35) - $13MM club option with a $2.5MM buyout
Ervin Santana (31)
Johan Santana (34) - $25MM club option with a $5.5MM buyout
James Shields (32) - $12MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Jason Vargas (31)
Edinson Volquez (30)
Tsuyoshi Wada (33) - $5MM club option
Adam Wainwright (32)
Barry Zito (36) - $18MM vesting option with a $7MM buyout

Closers

Grant Balfour (36)
Rafael Betancourt (39) - $4.25MM mutual option with a $250K buyout
Frank Francisco (34)
Joel Hanrahan (32)
Ryan Madson (33)
Carlos Marmol (31)
Joe Nathan (39) - $9MM club option with a $750K buyout, Nathan may void if he reaches GF targets
Mariano Rivera (44)
Fernando Rodney (37)
J.J. Putz (37)

Right-handed relievers

David Aardsma (32)
Matt Albers (31)
Luis Ayala (36)
Matt Belisle (34) - $4.25MM mutual option with a $250K buyout
Joaquin Benoit (36)
Shawn Camp (38)
Santiago Casilla (34)
Joba Chamberlain (28)
Jesse Crain (32)
Joey Devine (30)
Octavio Dotel (40)
Chad Gaudin (31)
Matt Guerrier (35)
Casey Janssen (32) - $4MM club option
Jesse Litsch (29)
Nick Masset (32)
Kyle McClellan (30)
Edward Mujica (30)
Pat Neshek (33)
Joe Smith (30)
Koji Uehara (39)

Left-handed relievers

Bill Bray (31)
Craig Breslow (33)
Tim Byrdak (40)
Scott Downs (38)
Boone Logan (29)
Javier Lopez (36)
Eric O'Flaherty (29)
Darren Oliver (43)
Oliver Perez (32)
George Sherrill (37)
Matt Thornton (37) - $6MM club option with a $1MM buyout

Cot's Baseball Contracts was used in the creation of this list.

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  • 12/16/12
  • gomets66
basically the best available of those that get to free agency will be 30 and over. the best will also be getting the bj upton deals or better next winter. free agency will only get worse as teams lock up players at younger ages and small market teams get a bigger cut from revenue sharing money.
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  • 12/16/12
  • skorpio520
i hope the brewers extend gomez.
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  • 12/16/12
  • CHOOin2014

Morse for LF. Choo for RF. Hopefully Niewenhuis develops and mans CF for the foreseeable future...

1. Tejada SS
2. Choo RF
3. Wright 3B
4. Davis 1B
5. Morse LF
6. d'Arnaud C
7. Murphy 2B
8. Niewenhuis CF

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  • 12/16/12
  • skorpio520
morse,no.pence,yes.and we need a lead off hitter.choo .no
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  • 12/16/12
  • Robert
I think it makes sense to sign Bourn. Use the freed up money. It wont happen though
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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • 12/17/12
  • thedamon
I would not sign Bourn.. We have pick number 11 this year.. It is the first pick in the draft that is unprotected.. Meaning if why sign Bourn the Braves get the number 11 pick from us this year.. We are rebuilding.. No reason to go away from the plan now.. We have come this far.. We are not winning with out without Bourn this year..
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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520
then enjoy an outfield of baxter,capt kirk and duda.
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  • 12/17/12
  • thedamon

it will not be Baxter- Kirk- Duda..

In the end we will sign Ross and/or Hairston signed..

Baxter will not make this team..

I personally like Nieuwenhuis... I can live with giving Duda one more year.. This is a rebuilding letting players develop year..

We are in the middle of plan.. You don't rear off road in the middle of a plan and lose a pick to sign a pretty good but not great player.. Plus Bourn is a Boras client..

Live with the plan one more year..

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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520

not much better of an outfield.
and ok,so ill ask this again.
if we dont lose the 11th pick over one of the premiere lead off hitters in the game. if we have a higher pick next year do we not sign anyone and have a payroll slightly over 40 million?

that new york baseball?

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  • 12/17/12
  • thedamon

Next year is year 4.. Year 4 I would be open to signing a type A free agent depending on the player and the contract.. I am not just going to sign any player because it is New York and we just have to..

I mean Ellsbury will be out there and would be a good fit but he is 30 has an injury history and a Boras client so I would have to think about it.. But the pick would not be major point of my decision making as it would be this year..

Bourn is pretty good player not good enough to warent losing a good pick while rebuilding..

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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520

"Next year is year 4.. Year 4 I would be open to signing a type A free agent depending on the player and the contract.. I am not just going to sign any player because it is New York and we just have to.."

that not what im saying.There are no bournes available next year,or in the near future.hes more than a "solid" player. hes plays a great outfield,has the coverage he needs for citis outfield.always hits between 280-310,with 40 -60 bags,and has a pretty good obp.

Ellsbury? dude,his injury history alone,makes me not think about it.

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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520
and bourn has yet to spend any extended time on the bench due to injury
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  • 12/17/12
  • thedamon

Signing we not only lose our pick but it goes directly to a division rival..

I mean I won't cry if we sign Bourn.. I mean it makes some sense.. Playing him in center and you can play perhaps Kirk and eventually DD on the corners and you have a great defensive outfield..

And we could give the lineup more balance..

So it a lot of ways it makes sense..

But he is a Boras client, his track record is not long enough to warrant the contract he commands..

I am sticking to the plan.. We have come this far. I am not going of coarse this year.. I know what you are saying that we should this year because there is nothing next year..

I would rather collect the picks continue to build the system and give guys like Duda (who I dont like) and Nieuwenhuis their final chance this year to show they are players..

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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520

if we are gonna build up picks and collect players that will be good 5 -6 years from now rather than invest some money back into the team and sign the only lead off hitter worth getting for the foreseeable future then we shouldve just did david a solid and traded him to a team thats willing to look at ways to win.

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  • 12/17/12
  • skorpio520
hes been doing it the past 5-6 years.his track record is there
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