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Did you guys know Adam Dunn is a free agent this offseason?

 

Not listed as a first baseman, but I thought he had played the position before.

 

Pat Burrell will be a free agent as well (as much as he's hit at Shea, I'd welcome him, although it would kind of be like sleeping with the enemy).

 

Starting pitchers (who I know we will be in the market for):

 

AJ Burnett

Ben Sheets

CC Sabathia

 

Bullpen arms:

 

Brian Fuentes

Jason Isringhausen

Francisco Rodriguez

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Pat Burrell will be a free agent as well (as much as he's hit at Shea, I'd welcome him, although it would kind of be like sleeping with the enemy).

 

I don't think Burrell's going anywhere...he's in the process of having about $2 million worth of work done to his penthouse in Rittenhouse Square here in Philly, and he's said a number of times that he wants to stay.

 

Besides, I don't think he hits particularly well at Shea, just against the Mets in general. And if Billy Wagner is still on the roster, there's no way he goes to NY. My guess is that if he doesn't re-sign with the Phils he goes to the AL to be a DH somewhere.

 

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i dont see us going after any of the 3 starting pitchers you mentioned.

 

 

Who do you see then, gateb? Assuming Pedro and Perez will be gone, that's two spots in the rotation that need to be addressed, and with the money available, these guys are the highest quality of those out there.

 

I realize Ben Sheets has had pretty bad injury problems, but he's likely not going to be in Milwaukee because they likely won't pay him and probably won't want to make that kind of investment in him. If you look at the arms out there, there is not a lot of guys there that we would want in our rotation. Unless you want to bring Braden Looper or Kris Benson back :brooding: .

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Here's the complete list of starting pitchers who could be free agents this offseason:

 

Jeremy Affeldt (30)

Tony Armas Jr. (31)

Kris Benson (33)

A.J. Burnett (32) - can opt out after '08 season

Paul Byrd (38)

Roger Clemens (46)

Matt Clement (33) - $8.75MM club option for '09 with a $0.25MM buyout

Ryan Dempster (32)

Chad Durbin (31)

Josh Fogg (32)

Jon Garland (29)

Tom Glavine (43)

Mike Hampton (36)

Mark Hendrickson (35)

Livan Hernandez (34)

Orlando Hernandez (43)

Jason Jennings (30)

Randy Johnson (45)

John Lackey (30) - $9MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout

Jon Lieber (39)

Esteban Loaiza (37) - $7.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.375MM buyout

Braden Looper (34)

Derek Lowe (36)

Greg Maddux (43)

Pedro Martinez (37)

Jamie Moyer (46)

Mark Mulder (31) - $11MM club option for '09 with a $1.5MM buyout

Mike Mussina (40)

Carl Pavano (33) - $13MM club option for '09 with a $1.95MM buyout

Brad Penny (31) - $8.75MM club option for '09 with a $2MM buyout

Odalis Perez (32)

Oliver Perez (27)

Andy Pettitte (37)

Mark Prior (27)

Kenny Rogers (44)

C.C. Sabathia (28)

Curt Schilling (42)

Ben Sheets (30)

John Smoltz (42) - $12MM club option for '09

Brett Tomko (36)

Josh Towers (32)

Steve Trachsel (38)

Tim Wakefield (42) - perpetual $4MM club option

Kip Wells (32)

Woody Williams (42)

Randy Wolf (32)

 

 

A name I should've mentioned on the list is Jon Garland.

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Here's the complete list of starting pitchers who could be free agents this offseason:

 

 

Ryan Dempster (32)

Jon Garland (29)

John Lackey (30) - $9MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout

Derek Lowe (36)

Brad Penny (31) - $8.75MM club option for '09 with a $2MM buyout

Randy Wolf (32)

I'd be fine with at least one of the guys above. unlikely that lackey and penny will hit the market but all these choices seem viable enough for a 3-5 starter. money will be a different story.

 

if the mets consider 09 a holdover year to get guys like Niese and others ready for 2010 then gred maddux could fill in...

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Well I didn't include Lackey and Penny because those are reasonable options for the club for quality starters.

 

Plus, I don't like Randy Wolf. He sucks, IMO, Lowe has always been a competitor I admired, but in a year we are trying to get younger, well, you know.

 

II don't think you can just look at next year as a holdover year, waiting for guys that may or may not pan out.

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Well I didn't include Lackey and Penny because those are reasonable options for the club for quality starters.

 

Plus, I don't like Randy Wolf. He sucks, IMO, Lowe has always been a competitor I admired, but in a year we are trying to get younger, well, you know.

 

II don't think you can just look at next year as a holdover year, waiting for guys that may or may not pan out.

well even if it isn't maddux or lowe would be viable starters to give the kids an extra year to develop

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