I look at these this far in advance because sometimes you'll see guys on teams that are struggling and that may be looking to get younger for the future. Thus these guys that are FA's either this year or the next are likely the guys that could be on the move sooner or later. I just thought it intresting to see so many big names out there. And teams that you think may spend big before this years deadline or in the offseason might actually wait until next year to really start spending some of their cash. Just a sampling of FA's to be by end of next year that I saw...And feel free to correct me if you notice something has changed or left off the list.
Possible FA's by end of 2006-(Just the more well known names)
Catchers- J.Posada, I.Rod, J.Lopez, A.J. Pierzynski
Firstbase- S.Casey, P.Nevin, D.Lee, D.Young, A.Huff, D.Ortiz
Secondbase- L.Castillo, A.Soriano, J.Kent
Third- C.Jones, M.Mora, P.Feliz
SS- K.Matsui, J.Rollins, J.Lugo
OF- L.Gonzalez, B.Bonds, C.Floyd, J.Edmonds, J.Pierre, M.Cameron, T.Hunter, A.Rowand, G.Sheffield, J.D. Drew, J.Guillen, T.Nixon, S.Stewart
Starters- B.Radke, M.Mulder, B.Zito, M.Prior, K.Wood, B.Webb, M.Mussina, J.Wright, A.Eaton, K.Escobar, B.Lawrence, T.Wakefield, A.Pettitte, D.Davis, M.Buerhle, D.Wells, J.Smoltz
Closers- M.Rivera, F.Cordero, K.Foulke, E.Gagne
There are many more. And also note that some of these mentioned may have Team Options, Player/Team Void Options, Arbitration Elig, etc. But that is a rather impressive list. I got this info from http://www.mlb4u.com
if anyone wants to take a closer look. I just thought it was intresting to see which guys could be on the move possibly in the next few months or year.