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Postby Iguana » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:19 pm

This list is a few months out of date, but the only list of free agents for the 2008 season I could find. Looking for predictions on where these big names could end up. Not many good pitcher available except for older guys. Lots of good hitters though.

As a Nationals fan, I would love to see them get Andruw Jones, Ichiro, Tori Hunter, Byrnes or Rowand to play Center. Or maybe Dunn wants to join his friend Kearns in DC. Would love to see them get Linbrink to be closer too.

Lots of other guys though...predictions on where they go?


1. John Smoltz (41)
2. Carlos Zambrano (27)
3. Joe Nathan (33)
4. Mariano Rivera (38)
5. Jorge Posada (36)
6. Curt Schilling (41)
7. Bobby Abreu (34)
8. Ichiro Suzuki (34)
9. Andruw Jones (31)
10. Carlos Guillen (32)
11. Jeff Kent (40)
12. Mike Lowell (34)
13. Jason Jennings (29)
14. Jake Westbrook (30)
15. Ivan Rodriguez (36)
16. Freddy Garcia (32)
17. Kenny Rogers (43)
18. Torii Hunter (32)
19. Jason Isringhausen (35)
20. Omar Vizquel (41)
21. Marcus Giles (30)
22. Eric Byrnes (32)
23. Paul Lo Duca (36)
24. Bob Wickman (39)
25. Corey Patterson (28)
26. Adam Dunn (28)
27. Scott Linebrink (31)
28. Michael Barrett (31)
29. Milton Bradley (30)
30. Jon Lieber (38)
31. David Eckstein (33)
32. Aaron Rowand (30)
33. Juan Uribe (29)
34. Bartolo Colon (35)
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby CadensDad » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:26 pm

1. John Smoltz (41) Braves
2. Carlos Zambrano (27) Mets
3. Joe Nathan (33) Twins
4. Mariano Rivera (38) Yanks
5. Jorge Posada (36) Yanks
6. Curt Schilling (41) BoSox
7. Bobby Abreu (34) Angels
8. Ichiro Suzuki (34) Red Sox
9. Andruw Jones (31) Braves
10. Carlos Guillen (32) Twins
11. Jeff Kent (40) Mariners
12. Mike Lowell (34) O'S
13. Jason Jennings (29) Dodgers
14. Jake Westbrook (30) A's
15. Ivan Rodriguez (36) Tigers
16. Freddy Garcia (32) Giants
17. Kenny Rogers (43) FA
18. Torii Hunter (32) Twins
19. Jason Isringhausen (35) Mets
20. Omar Vizquel (41) Giamts
21. Marcus Giles (30) Padres
22. Eric Byrnes (32) Diamondbacks
23. Paul Lo Duca (36) Mets
24. Bob Wickman (39) Pirates
25. Corey Patterson (28) Nationals
26. Adam Dunn (28) Yankees
27. Scott Linebrink (31) Mets
28. Michael Barrett (31) Padres
29. Milton Bradley (30) Mariners
30. Jon Lieber (38) Cubs
31. David Eckstein (33) Royals
32. Aaron Rowand (30) Rangers
33. Juan Uribe (29) Nationals
34. Bartolo Colon (35) Mets
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby Iguana » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:30 pm

Linebrink has been waiting forever to become a closer, why would he go to the Mets and set-up for Wagner.

Great list though, I was expecting people to make predictions for every single guy, just throw out a few names. Thanks...interesting to speculate about don't you think? (at least for those of us who are fans of teams sucking this year).

So Uribe to the Nationals? Yikes. We better spend the money to get at least two, if not three guys better than that.
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby Old_Style » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:38 pm

Iguana wrote:
As a Nationals fan, I would love to see them get Andruw Jones, Ichiro, Tori Hunter, Byrnes or Rowand to play Center. Or maybe Dunn wants to join his friend Kearns in DC. Would love to see them get Linbrink to be closer too.



I'm sure Jones, Ichiro, Hunter, and Linebrink would rather go to a contending team than take an offer with the Nats.
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby Syler » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:39 pm

.. I hope to god the Mets' don't sign Colon and I'm positive they won't sign Isringhausen especially with Wagner.

1. John Smoltz (41)(Braves)
2. Carlos Zambrano (27)(Mets)
3. Joe Nathan (33)(Indians)(I don't think the Twins can resign him. I could also see him going to Tigers, Phillies, or even the Braves)
4. Mariano Rivera (38)(Yankees)
5. Jorge Posada (36)(Yankees)
6. Curt Schilling (41)(Red Sox)
7. Bobby Abreu (34)(Padres)
8. Ichiro Suzuki (34)(Red Sox)
9. Andruw Jones (31)(Angels)
10. Carlos Guillen (32)(Tigers)
11. Jeff Kent (40)
12. Mike Lowell (34)(Twins)
13. Jason Jennings (29)
14. Jake Westbrook (30)
15. Ivan Rodriguez (36)(Tigers)
16. Freddy Garcia (32)
17. Kenny Rogers (43)
18. Torii Hunter (32)(Twins)
19. Jason Isringhausen (35)(Cardinals)
20. Omar Vizquel (41)(Giants)
21. Marcus Giles (30)(Padres)
22. Eric Byrnes (32)(Giants)
23. Paul Lo Duca (36)(Mets)
24. Bob Wickman (39)(Reds)
25. Corey Patterson (28)
26. Adam Dunn (28)(Dodgers)
27. Scott Linebrink (31)
28. Michael Barrett (31)
29. Milton Bradley (30)
30. Jon Lieber (38)
31. David Eckstein (33)
32. Aaron Rowand (30)(White Sox)
33. Juan Uribe (29)
34. Bartolo Colon (35)

No clue on the others...
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:26 am

Here's my guesses on top 10

1. John Smoltz (41) (already signed extension with the Braves)
2. Carlos Zambrano (27) (The Cubs)
3. Joe Nathan (33) (Team option picked up)
4. Mariano Rivera (38) (The Yankees)
5. Jorge Posada (36) (Player option)
6. Curt Schilling (41) (The Red Sox)
7. Bobby Abreu (34) (Team option picked up then traded)
8. Ichiro Suzuki (34) (The Mariners)
9. Andruw Jones (31) (The White Sox)
10. Carlos Guillen (32) (already signed extension with the Tigers)
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby FalcoAtL » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:06 am

Syler wrote:3. Joe Nathan (33)(Indians)(I don't think the Twins can resign him. I could also see him going to Tigers, Phillies, or even the Braves)

I could maybe see the Indians and Phils, but the Tigers and Braves both have a closer of the future (Zumaya and Soriano).
Syler wrote:8. Ichiro Suzuki (34)(Red Sox)

Interesting thought on Ichiro. I understand you think he'll want to play with Dice-k, but the Red Sox have a crowded OF as is and have yet to call up top prospect Ellsbury (CF).
Syler wrote:9. Andruw Jones (31)(Angels)

Why would the Angels sign another CF? They just signed Matthews to a 5 year deal and have Vladdy, Willits and Anderson.
Syler wrote:26. Adam Dunn (28)(Dodgers)

I really like this prediction. That would be a nice fit IMO.
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby wrveres » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:57 am

Iguana wrote:1. John Smoltz (41) Braves
2. Carlos Zambrano (27) Cardinals
3. Joe Nathan (33) Orioles
4. Mariano Rivera (38) Yankees
5. Jorge Posada (36) Yankees
6. Curt Schilling (41) Philadelphia
7. Bobby Abreu (34) Mets, (blocking all their prospects for three more years)
8. Ichiro Suzuki (34) San Diego
9. Andruw Jones (31) Yankees (Andruw or Abreu, what would you do?)
10. Carlos Guillen (32) Detriot
11. Jeff Kent (40) He may retire
12. Mike Lowell (34) Minnesota
13. Jason Jennings (29) Cardinals
14. Jake Westbrook (30) Indians
15. Ivan Rodriguez (36) Texas (He could also DH)
16. Freddy Garcia (32) San Fransisco
17. Kenny Rogers (43) Retires
18. Torii Hunter (32) Twins
19. Jason Isringhausen (35) Cardinals
20. Omar Vizquel (41) Giants (they have no internal options)
21. Marcus Giles (30) not a free agent
22. Eric Byrnes (32) Arizona
23. Paul Lo Duca (36) Mets
24. Bob Wickman (39) Marlins
25. Corey Patterson (28) Nationals (4 year deal, Think Bowden, think Toolsy)
26. Adam Dunn (28) Yankees
27. Scott Linebrink (31) Any team willing to make him a closer.
28. Michael Barrett (31) Cubs ( he will win back the sociopaths)
29. Milton Bradley (30) Seattle (replacing Ichiro)
30. Jon Lieber (38) blah
31. David Eckstein (33) blah
32. Aaron Rowand (30) White Sox
33. Juan Uribe (29) Colorado
34. Bartolo Colon (35) Dodgers



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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby wrveres » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:24 am

Early consesus
Code: Select all
Zambrano    Cardinals     1
            Cubs          1
            Mets          2

Abreu       Angels        1
            Mets          1
            Option        1
            Padres        1

Suzuki      Padres        1
            Red Sox       2
            Seattle       1

Smoltz      Braves        4

Schilling   Philadelphia  1
            Red Sox       3

Rivera      Yankees       4

Posada      Yankees       4

Nathan      Indians       1
            Option        1
            Orioles       1
            Twins         1

Jones       Angels        1
            Braves        1
            White Sox     1
            Yankees       1

Guillen     Tigers        3
            Twins         1

Wickman     Marlins       1
            Pirates       1
            Reds          1

IsringhausenCardinals     2
            Mets          1

Vizquel     Giants        3

Hunter      Twins         3

Byrnes      Diamondbacks  2
            Giants        1

Rowand      Rangers       1
            White Sox     2

Rodriguez   Texas         1
            Tigers        2

Dunn        Dodgers       1
            Yankees       2

Lowell      Orioles       1
            Twins         2

Barrett     Cubs          1
            Padres        1

Patterson   Nationals     2

Eckstein    Any           1
            Royals        1

Garcia      Giants        2

Lo Duca     Mets          2

Rogers      Any           1
            Retires       1

Linebrink   Any           1
            Mets          1

Colon       Dodgers       1
            Mets          1

Lieber      Any           1
            Cubs          1

Bradley     Mariners      2

Uribe       Nationals     1
            Rockies       1

Kent        Mariners      1
            Retires       1

Westbrook   A's           1
            Indians       1

Jennings    Cardinals     1
            Dodgers       1
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Re: This years free agents....Predictions: where will they sign?

Postby dcskater619 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:53 am

1. John Smoltz (41) Braves
2. Carlos Zambrano (27) Cubs (its obvious he wants to stay badly)
3. Joe Nathan (33) Phillies
4. Mariano Rivera (38) Yankees
5. Jorge Posada (36) Yankees
6. Curt Schilling (41) Red Sox
7. Bobby Abreu (34) Yankees (exercise option)
8. Ichiro Suzuki (34) Padres
9. Andruw Jones (31) White Sox
10. Carlos Guillen (32) Tigers
11. Jeff Kent (40) Athletics
12. Mike Lowell (34) Twins
13. Jason Jennings (29) Blue Jays
14. Jake Westbrook (30) Rockies
15. Ivan Rodriguez (36) Tigers
16. Freddy Garcia (32) Astros
17. Kenny Rogers (43) Twins
18. Torii Hunter (32) Rangers
19. Jason Isringhausen (35) Cardinals
20. Omar Vizquel (41) Giants
21. Marcus Giles (30) Padres
22. Eric Byrnes (32) Phillies
23. Paul Lo Duca (36) Athletics
24. Bob Wickman (39) Reds
25. Corey Patterson (28) D-Backs
26. Adam Dunn (28) Nationals
27. Scott Linebrink (31) Devil Rays
28. Michael Barrett (31) Nationals
29. Milton Bradley (30) Braves
30. Jon Lieber (38) Reds
31. David Eckstein (33) Blue Jays
32. Aaron Rowand (30) Giants
33. Juan Uribe (29) Cardinals
34. Bartolo Colon (35) Cardinals
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