Wednesday, January 23, 2008

3 Weeks to Pitchers and Catchers!

Let's take a quick break from Super Bowl Mania and BOOTGATE to discuss a little baseball with only 3 weeks til pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.

Top 5 Free Agent Signings so far this Winter:
1. Alex Rodriguez ~ NY Yankees 10yr/275 Mil
2.Andruw Jones ~ LA Dodgers 2yr/36.2 Mil
3. Mike Lowell ~ Boston 3yr/37.5 Mil
4. Torii Hunter ~ LA Angels 5yr/90 Mil
5. Geoff Jenkins ~ Philadelphia 2yr/13 Mil

Top 5 Worst Signings so far this Winter:
1. Francisco Cordero ~ Cincinnati 4yr/46 Mil
2. Aaron Rowand ~ San Francisco 5yr/ 60 Mil
3. Jose Guillen ~ Kansas City 3yr/ 36 Mil
4. Scott Linebrink ~ Chicago Sox 4yr/19 Mil
5. Carlos Silva ~ Seattle 4 yr/ 48 Mil

Top 5 Available Free Agents:
1. Kyle Lohse
2. Brad Wilkerson
3. Livan Hernandez
4. Bartolo Colon
5. Barry Bonds

Top 5 Trades this Winter:
1. Florida trades Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera to Detroit for Andrew Miller, Cameron Maybin, 4 other Prospects
2. Houston trades Brad Lidge, Eric Bruntlett to Philadelphia for Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn, and Mike Costanzo
3. A's trade Danny Haren and a prospect to Arizona for 7 prospects
4. Houston trades 4 prospects, Luke Scott to Baltimore for Miguel Tejada
5. Chicago Sox trade Jon Garland to LA Angels for Orlando Cabrera

It is definitely interesting to note the quantity of free agents still available who could serve as key role or utility players, but should be no surprise at the quality of the remaining free agents. Kyle Lohse must be getting anxious with only 3 weeks remaining and his status still way up in the air and his contract demands continuously lowering.

...til next time


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