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  1. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    I think if we all plan to project the 2018 season based on the fact that it looks like a third of MLB players are free agents this week, well ... good luck with that.
     



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    calsnowskier Sarcastic F-wad

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    Giants have basically no money to spend...

    I pick the Giants for at best 3rd in the NL West...
     
  3. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    There are a whole lot of players on the FA market this year that have to play somewhere.
    Either that or the Japanese leagues are going to suddenly be damned well stocked.
     
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    msgkings322 Throbbing Member

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    Yeah but how many do people really want?
     
  5. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    Some, I assume.

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    RF Ichiro Suzuki elected free agency.
    RHP Ricky Nolasco elected free agency.
    RHP Huston Street elected free agency.
    LF Eric Young Jr. elected free agency.
    RHP Yu Darvish elected free agency.
    LF Curtis Granderson elected free agency.
    LF Franklin Gutierrez elected free agency.
    RHP Brandon Morrow elected free agency.
    2B Chase Utley elected free agency.
    LHP Tony Watson elected free agency.
    C A.J. Ellis elected free agency.
    2B Neil Walker elected free agency.
    RHP Matt Belisle elected free agency.
    RHP Dillon Gee elected free agency.
    LHP Glen Perkins elected free agency.
    LHP Hector Santiago elected free agency.
    SS Jose Reyes elected free agency.
    3B Todd Frazier elected free agency.
    LHP Jaime Garcia elected free agency.
    DH Matt Holliday elected free agency.
    RHP Michael Pineda elected free agency.
    1B Yonder Alonso elected free agency.
    LHP CC Sabathia elected free agency.
    CF Jarrod Dyson elected free agency.
    C Carlos Ruiz elected free agency.
    CF Peter Bourjos elected free agency.
    RHP Steve Cishek elected free agency.
    RHP Alex Cobb elected free agency.
    1B Lucas Duda elected free agency.
    1B Logan Morrison elected free agency.
    LF Colby Rasmus elected free agency.
    RHP Sergio Romo elected free agency.
    RHP Andrew Cashner elected free agency.
    CF Carlos Gomez elected free agency.
    RHP Miguel Gonzalez elected free agency.
    RHP Jason Grilli elected free agency.
    LHP Brett Anderson elected free agency.
    2B Darwin Barney elected free agency.
    C Miguel Montero elected free agency.
    LF Michael Saunders elected free agency.
    RHP Matt Albers elected free agency.
    RHP Joe Blanton elected free agency.
    LF Howie Kendrick elected free agency.
    RHP Brandon Kintzler elected free agency.
    C Jose Lobaton elected free agency.
    LHP Oliver Perez elected free agency.
    LF Jayson Werth elected free agency.
    LF Gregor Blanco elected free agency.
    LHP Jorge De La Rosa elected free agency.
    C Chris Iannetta elected free agency.
    RF J.D. Martinez elected free agency.
    RHP Fernando Rodney elected free agency.
    RHP R.A. Dickey elected free agency.
    RHP Jason Motte elected free agency.
    RHP Jeremy Hellickson elected free agency.
    RHP Ubaldo Jimenez elected free agency.
    RHP Chris Tillman elected free agency.
    LHP Fernando Abad elected free agency.
    RHP Blaine Boyer elected free agency.
    CF Rajai Davis elected free agency.
    RHP Doug Fister elected free agency.
    1B Mitch Moreland elected free agency.
    RHP Addison Reed elected free agency.
    RHP Jake Arrieta elected free agency.
    C Alex Avila elected free agency.
    RHP Wade Davis elected free agency.
    LHP Brian Duensing elected free agency.
    LF Jon Jay elected free agency.
    RHP John Lackey elected free agency.
    RHP Koji Uehara elected free agency.
    SS Zack Cozart elected free agency.
    RF Jay Bruce elected free agency.
    CF Austin Jackson elected free agency.
    1B Carlos Santana elected free agency.
    RHP Bryan Shaw elected free agency.
    RHP Joe Smith elected free agency.
    RHP Tyler Chatwood elected free agency.
    C Jonathan Lucroy elected free agency.
    RHP Pat Neshek elected free agency.
    1B Mark Reynolds elected free agency.
    RHP Anibal Sanchez elected free agency.
    DH Carlos Beltran elected free agency.
    RHP Tyler Clippard elected free agency.
    LHP Francisco Liriano elected free agency.
    LF Cameron Maybin elected free agency.
    RHP Trevor Cahill elected free agency.
    CF Lorenzo Cain elected free agency.
    SS Alcides Escobar elected free agency.
    1B Eric Hosmer elected free agency.
    3B Mike Moustakas elected free agency.
    RHP Andrew Bailey elected free agency.
    RHP Yovani Gallardo elected free agency.
    2B Brandon Phillips elected free agency.
    LF Ben Revere elected free agency.
     
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  6. msgkings322

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    Honestly, that's a pretty weak list. JD Martinez maybe? Cain (but he's old for a long term deal)?
     
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    Pipe dream but I would love Moustakas and Hosmer on the Mets. Instead they'll roll with Dom Smith at first and probably sign Todd Frazier.
     
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    How much do you guys think Hosmer or Santana go for?
     
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    they're better off rolling with Smith if you ask me. Hosmer has a career 111 OPS+... I think Smith is capable of matching that (albeit probably not in 2018), if not do better.
     
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    5/$100M

    3/$45M

    Santana will probably outhit him.
     
  11. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    Dude that is about a third of the list. This board wouldn't let me paste the whole thing. How weak it is really isn't the point. It isn't like there are a bunch of Kris Negrons or Ramon Cabreras on there.

    These are MLB players who aren't going to retire and they can't all be DFA. What the fuck? A week list. Half the Cubs rotation is leaving the team, and more than a third of the entire KC starting lineup is a FA. Cleveland is going to need to replace its bullpen. Not like the Indians really are any good, so who cares?

    A weak list?
     
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    it may not be a weak list, but I think there's a lot of question marks around the top free agents IMO (Darvish, Arrieta, Moustakas, Hosmer, Bruce, Cobb/Lynn).
     
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    I'm hoping to see my Red Sox go for 1 of the Kansas City guys, there's some solid players in the bunch, be interesting to see where they all end up.
     
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    I think Hosmer to the Red Sox is an absolute lock, some things make too much sense

    My greatest fear is that JD Martinez ends up in Boston, that guy is a true difference maker in that ballpark IMO

    As for the Yankees, I hope they land Otani, who as of today is officially coming to MLB

    And I really would love Alex Cobb who i read was the Texas Rangers top priority this offseason

    2 years removed from his TJ surgery, and AL East tested, I think Cobb is gonna be a great get
     
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    Wow, Cozart picked the right time to have a career year. I didn't realize he was 32 years old
     
  16. JohnU

    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    I gotta wonder if Arrieta is a good 'get' but I suppose it depends on a team's needs. He is likely overpriced. Darvish would be a nice signing.
     
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    his command issues over the last two seasons are red flags IMO. He's seen his K/9 and GB% dip a bit (still decent), but he averaged around 5 2/3 IP per start last year. Still a pretty good pitcher, but I don't see him coming close to his 2014-15 success. He threw 14 wild pitches in those two seasons combined... he's thrown 30 over the last two years.
     
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    no thx on jd mart

    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that teams that have reached out to J.D. Martinez get the impression agent Scott Boras is looking for a deal in the $200 million range.

    Martinez just hired Boras last week, and he's already making waves. The lofty asking price is really no surprise, considering Martinez slugged .690 and hit 45 homers in 119 games this past season between Detroit and Arizona. Whether or not Martinez gets anywhere near $200 million will depend on how much a team is willing to overlook his flawed defense. Because of his prodigious right-handed power, the 30-year-old corner outfielder is guaranteed to be one of the highest paid players this winter.
     
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    He will probably be more in the $150 range, and only the Sox, Rangers or Dodgers would come up with that scratch

    I hope he doesnt go there, i think he would be the AL MVP in Fenway
     
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    It's just weird that J.D. is projected to have such a large contract after fetching little at the trade deadline.