giants! wrote:Pretty solid hitting class, pitching looks weak, and a few closers gonna be fa.
You really think so??? The hitting looks weak to me. Outside of Carlos Lee I don't see a great bat. There are some interesting options but most are either on the downside of their careers or a big injury risks IMO.
Yeah, Alfonso Soriano is a bum. Better free agent crop than last year, but not by much.
Other Free Agents of Note:
Bottom line: Signing free agents is hardly ever the answer to a team's issues. Most of the time the players are no longer in their prime production years (26-30), and are beginning the decline stage of their careers. This is more often the case for hitters than pitchers. This is why I think you will see even the "big spenders" begin to look to the their farm systems more and more. You see it in the Mets, Yanks, Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels, etc.