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    The Pirates likely wont be active except to maybe find another veteran bench player and a LH reliever...but here are all the upcoming Free Agents

    Updated 10-19-09

    Catchers
    Eliezer Alfonzo (31)
    Brad Ausmus (41)
    Paul Bako (38)
    Rod Barajas (34) - Type B
    Josh Bard (32)
    Michael Barrett (33) - club option
    Henry Blanco (38)
    Ramon Castro (34)
    Sal Fasano (38)
    Toby Hall (34)
    Michel Hernandez (31)
    Ramon Hernandez (34) - $8.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout - Type B
    Jason Kendall (36) - Type B
    Jason LaRue (36)
    Victor Martinez (31) - $7.7MM club option with a $250K buyout - Type A
    Bengie Molina (35) - Type A
    Jose Molina (35)
    Miguel Olivo (31) - $3.25MM mutual option - Type B
    Mike Redmond (39)
    Ivan Rodriguez (38) - Type B
    Brian Schneider (33)
    Yorvit Torrealba (31) - $4MM mutual option with a $500K buyout - Type B
    Javier Valentin (34)
    Jason Varitek (38) - $5MM club/$3MM player option plus incentives - Type B
    Vance Wilson (37)
    Gregg Zaun (39) - $2MM club option with a $500K buyout; Zaun can void option

    First basemen
    Rich Aurilia (38)
    Jeff Bailey (31)
    Wilson Betemit (28)
    Hank Blalock (29)
    Russell Branyan (34)
    Miguel Cairo (36)
    Frank Catalanotto (36)
    Tony Clark (38)
    Carlos Delgado (38) - Type B
    Nomar Garciaparra (36)
    Ross Gload (34) - $2.6MM club option
    Eric Hinske (32)
    Nick Johnson (31) - Type B
    Adam LaRoche (30) - Type B
    Doug Mientkiewicz (36)
    Kevin Millar (38)
    Fernando Tatis (35) - Type B
    Chad Tracy (30) - $7MM option with a $1MM buyout
    Daryle Ward (35)
    Dmitri Young (36)

    Second basemen
    Ronnie Belliard (35) - Type B
    Jamey Carroll (36)
    Alex Cora (34)
    Craig Counsell (39)
    Mark DeRosa (35) - Type B
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (34) - Type B
    Orlando Hudson (32) - Type A
    Akinori Iwamura (31) - $4.25MM club option with a $250K buyout
    Adam Kennedy (34)
    Felipe Lopez (30) - Type B
    Mark Loretta (38)
    Pablo Ozuna (35)
    Placido Polanco (34) - Type A
    Luis Rodriguez (30)
    Freddy Sanchez (32) - $8MM club option with a $600K buyout - Type B
    Juan Uribe (31)

    Shortstops
    Orlando Cabrera (35) - Type A, can't be offered arbitration
    Alex Cora (34)
    Craig Counsell (39)
    Bobby Crosby (30)
    Adam Everett (33)
    Chris Gomez (39)
    Alex Gonzalez (32) - $6MM mutual option with a $500K buyout
    Khalil Greene (30)
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (34) - Type B
    John McDonald (35)
    Luis Rodriguez (30)
    Marco Scutaro (34) - Type A
    Miguel Tejada (36) - Type A
    Omar Vizquel (43)
    Jack Wilson (32) - $8.4MM club option with a $600K buyout

    Third basemen
    Rich Aurilia (38)
    Brian Barden (29)
    Adrian Beltre (31) - Type B
    Wilson Betemit (28)
    Geoff Blum (37)
    Aaron Boone (37)
    Craig Counsell (39)
    Joe Crede (32)
    Bobby Crosby (30)
    Mark DeRosa (35) - Type B
    Pedro Feliz (35) - $5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Chone Figgins (32) - Type B
    Nomar Garciaparra (36)
    Troy Glaus (33) - Type B
    Adam Kennedy (34)
    Mike Lamb (34)
    Mark Loretta (38)
    Melvin Mora (38) - $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout - Type B
    Pablo Ozuna (35)
    Robb Quinlan (33)
    Miguel Tejada (36)
    Juan Uribe (31)

    Left fielders
    Garret Anderson (38) - Type B
    Marlon Anderson (36)
    Jason Bay (31) - Type A
    Emil Brown (35)
    Marlon Byrd (32) - Type B
    Carl Crawford (28) - $10MM club option with a $1.25MM buyout - Type B
    Johnny Damon (36) - Type A
    David Dellucci (36)
    Cliff Floyd (37)
    Matt Holliday (30) - Type A
    Reed Johnson (33)
    Jacque Jones (35)
    Gabe Kapler (34)
    Greg Norton (37)
    Wily Mo Pena (28)
    Manny Ramirez (38) - $20MM player option - Type A
    Dave Roberts (38)
    Gary Sheffield (41)
    Fernando Tatis (35) - Type B
    Randy Winn (36) - Type B

    Center fielders
    Rick Ankiel (30)
    Rocco Baldelli (28)
    Marlon Byrd (32) - Type B
    Mike Cameron (37) - Type B
    Endy Chavez (32)
    Coco Crisp (30) - $8MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Darin Erstad (36)
    Ryan Freel (34)
    Jerry Hairston Jr. (34) - Type B
    Reed Johnson (33)
    Andruw Jones (33)
    Gabe Kapler (34)
    Mark Kotsay (34)
    Corey Patterson (30)
    Scott Podsednik (34)
    DeWayne Wise (32)

    Right fielders
    Bobby Abreu (36) - Type A
    Jermaine Dye (36) - $12MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout - Type A
    Brian Giles (39) - Type B
    Vladimir Guerrero (34) - Type A
    Eric Hinske (32)
    Geoff Jenkins (35) - $7.5MM mutual option with a $1.25MM buyout
    Gabe Kapler (34)
    Austin Kearns (30) - $10MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Jason Michaels (34)
    Xavier Nady (31) - Type B
    Randy Winn (36) - Type B

    Designated hitters
    Hank Blalock (29)
    Jason Giambi (39)
    Ken Griffey Jr. (40)
    Vladimir Guerrero (34) - Type A
    Aubrey Huff (33) - Type B
    Hideki Matsui (36) - Type B
    Gary Sheffield (41)
    Matt Stairs (42)
    Mike Sweeney (36)
    Jim Thome (39)

    Starting pitchers
    Brandon Backe (32)
    Cha Seung Baek (30)
    Miguel Batista (39)
    Erik Bedard (31) - Type B
    Kris Benson (34)
    Daniel Cabrera (29)
    Chris Capuano (31)
    Aroldis Chapman (22)
    Bartolo Colon (37)
    Jose Contreras (38)
    Doug Davis (34) - Type B
    Justin Duchscherer (32) - Type B
    Adam Eaton (32)
    Shawn Estes (37)
    Josh Fogg (33)
    Jon Garland (30) - $10MM mutual option with $2.5MM or $1MM buyout - Type B
    Tom Glavine (44)
    Mike Hampton (37)
    Rich Harden (28) - Type B
    Mark Hendrickson (36)
    Livan Hernandez (35)
    Shawn Hill (29)
    Tim Hudson (34) - $12MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
    Jason Jennings (31)
    Jason Johnson (36)
    Randy Johnson (46) - Type B
    John Lackey (31) - Type A
    Cliff Lee (31) - $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout - Type A
    Braden Looper (35) - $6.5MM mutual option with possible buyout - Type B
    Rodrigo Lopez (34)
    Jason Marquis (31) - Type B
    Brett Myers (29)
    Vicente Padilla (32) - Type B
    Carl Pavano (34) - Type B
    Brad Penny (32)
    Odalis Perez (33)
    Andy Pettitte (38) - Type B
    Joel Pineiro (31) - Type B
    Sidney Ponson (33)
    Mark Prior (28)
    Horacio Ramirez (30)
    Jason Schmidt (37)
    Ben Sheets (31)
    John Smoltz (43)
    Brett Tomko (37)
    Tim Wakefield (43) - perpetual $4MM club option - Type B
    Jarrod Washburn (35)
    Brandon Webb (31) - $8.5MM club option with a $2MM buyout - Type B
    Todd Wellemeyer (31)
    Kip Wells (33)
    Randy Wolf (33) - Type A

    Closers
    Mike Gonzalez (32) - Type A
    Kevin Gregg (32) - Type A
    Fernando Rodney (33) - Type B
    Rafael Soriano (30) - Type A
    Jose Valverde (32) - Type A
    Billy Wagner (38) - $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout (Red Sox agreed not to exercise) - Type A

    Right-handed relievers
    Luis Ayala (32)
    Danys Baez (32)
    Joaquin Benoit (32)
    Rafael Betancourt (35) - $5.4MM club option - Type A
    Chad Bradford (35)
    Doug Brocail (43) - $2.85MM club option with a $250K buyout - Type B
    Kiko Calero (35) - Type B
    Buddy Carlyle (32)
    Chad Cordero (28)
    Elmer Dessens (38)
    R.A. Dickey (35)
    Brendan Donnelly (38)
    Octavio Dotel (36) - Type A
    Kelvim Escobar (33)
    Eric Gagne (34)
    Geoff Geary (33)
    Tom Gordon (42)
    LaTroy Hawkins (37) - Type A
    Matt Herges (40)
    Bob Howry (36) - Type B
    Jason Isringhausen (37)
    Jorge Julio (31)
    Masahide Kobayashi (36)
    Shane Loux (30)
    Brandon Lyon (30) - Type B
    Gary Majewski (30)
    Guillermo Mota (36) - Type B
    Joe Nelson (35)
    Chan Ho Park (37) - Type B
    Tony Pena Jr. (29)
    Troy Percival (40)
    Scott Proctor (33)
    J.J. Putz (33) - $9.15MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Juan Rincon (31)
    Takashi Saito (40)
    Duaner Sanchez (30)
    Rudy Seanez (41)
    Justin Speier (36)
    Russ Springer (41) - Type B
    Julian Tavarez (37)
    Luis Vizcaino (35)
    David Weathers (40) - $3.7MM club option with a $400K buyout - Type B
    Jamey Wright (35)
    Yasuhiko Yabuta (37) - $4MM club option with a $500K buyout

    Left-handed relievers
    Joe Beimel (32) - Type B
    Alan Embree (40) - $3MM club option with a $250K buyout
    Scott Eyre (38) - Type B
    Casey Fossum (32)
    John Grabow (31) - Type A
    Eddie Guardado (39)
    Mark Hendrickson (36)
    Ron Mahay (39)
    Will Ohman (31) - $2.2MM club option with a $200K buyout - Type B
    Darren Oliver (39) - Type A
    Horacio Ramirez (30)
    Glendon Rusch (35)
    Scott Schoeneweis (36)
    Brian Shouse (41) - $1.9MM club option with a $200K buyout - Type B
    Ron Villone (40)
    Jamie Walker (38)

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    Joe Beimel, John Grabow, and Adam Kennedy.

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    As far as LH relief pitchers:
    Joe Beimel
    John Grabow
    Wil Ohman

    Are all decent and could help our pen.

    I'd also not mind seeing the Pirates take a chance on Chad Cordero...a good former closer.

    Other positions:
    Mark DeRosa would be a very good veteran "everything" guy who could even play 3B for us if needed.

    Rick Ankiel seems to be a fan favorite I guess...I've seen it written about in the PG before.

    I wonder if Xavier Nady has anything left?
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    Joe Beimel, John Grabow, and Adam Kennedy.
    I feel as if the Cubs will keep Grabow...I think he has an option available to them.

    I'd not mind seeing: Joe Beimel, Brandon Lyon, Chad Cordero, and Mark DeRosa

    Unlikely we sign that many.
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    As far as LH relief pitchers:
    Joe Beimel
    John Grabow
    Wil Ohman

    Are all decent and could help our pen.

    I'd also not mind seeing the Pirates take a chance on Chad Cordero...a good former closer.

    Other positions:
    Mark DeRosa would be a very good veteran "everything" guy who could even play 3B for us if needed.

    Rick Ankiel seems to be a fan favorite I guess...I've seen it written about in the PG before.

    I wonder if Xavier Nady has anything left?
    I'm sure Xavier has something left. He just can't stay healthy long enough for it to matter

    That list of Free Agents is as ugly as I previously remembered. That entire list could make up a geriatric community for baseball players.

    I'm with you guys on Beimel, Grablow. I don't and never liked Ohman. Beimel seems to be on a slow decline as well.

    To be honest I don't think any of the free agent left handed relievers are all that great or are difference makers at all. I mean, we have a hole for a lefty reliever, but everyone I see looks like a sub standard patch.

    Adam Kennedy would be a decent bench player if he would accept that role.

    I like the Mark Derosa option a lot. 3b/RF bench guy. those are 2 unsettled positions on the roster right now. While DeRose struggled to hit above .250 last year he still banked out 23 homers

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    I'm sure Xavier has something left. He just can't stay healthy long enough for it to matter

    That list of Free Agents is as ugly as I previously remembered. That entire list could make up a geriatric community for baseball players.

    I'm with you guys on Beimel, Grablow. I don't and never liked Ohman. Beimel seems to be on a slow decline as well.

    To be honest I don't think any of the free agent left handed relievers are all that great or are difference makers at all. I mean, we have a hole for a lefty reliever, but everyone I see looks like a sub standard patch.

    Adam Kennedy would be a decent bench player if he would accept that role.

    I like the Mark Derosa option a lot. 3b/RF bench guy. those are 2 unsettled positions on the roster right now. While DeRose struggled to hit above .250 last year he still banked out 23 homers
    I'd love to see DeRosa here. I think he can provide some winning advice/veteran presence but also he's not completely worthless...and can play several positions...1B, 2B, 3B, and OF.

    What do you think about taking a chance on Chad Cordero Kip?

    What about a 5th starter like Jason Marquis?

    What about a dominant member of the pen in Brandon Lyon?

    What if BN just really wants to prove he'll spend money and he goes crazy and signs Rich Harden?

    Ok...what if your kool aid rubbed off and now im goin' crazy LOL
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    Derosa is a bench guy on a contender. He will not come here when he can still play for a competing club next year.

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    I don't see any way they sign Grabow. It's just not realistic. ESPN even ran a quote from another GM that said if the Cubs offer him arbitration there's no way any other team would even consider signing him, so if the Cubs want to keep him (which they do) they just have to offer arb. Relievers actually get screwed when they're declared Type A free agents unless they're top of the line closers.

    Xavier Nady is a weird case. The guy's now had Tommy John surgery twice, which is a strange thing to come back from, even for a position player. I kind of wonder if his arm still plays in right field.

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    I'd love to see DeRosa here. I think he can provide some winning advice/veteran presence but also he's not completely worthless...and can play several positions...1B, 2B, 3B, and OF.

    What do you think about taking a chance on Chad Cordero Kip?

    What about a 5th starter like Jason Marquis?

    What about a dominant member of the pen in Brandon Lyon?

    What if BN just really wants to prove he'll spend money and he goes crazy and signs Rich Harden?

    Ok...what if your kool aid rubbed off and now im goin' crazy LOL
    They won't bring in Cordero. they have a surplus of righties, especially with someone like Hart for instance likely moving to the Pen, getting Meek back etc...

    I'm going to say that I'm about 99% sure they won't bring in Marquis or any other starting pitcher as long as the current group is all retained. Not sure they need to or should. They need to see what Daniel Mccutchen can provide as a MLB starter and with some instruction from Kerrigan. We'd be taking a step back, bringing in an aged starter to block a young guy.

    Lyon would be nice, but he's going to sign with a team that's better than the Pirates and not in a rebuilding mode. I doubt we can compete for Lyon unless we grossly overpaid

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    I don't see any way they sign Grabow. It's just not realistic. ESPN even ran a quote from another GM that said if the Cubs offer him arbitration there's no way any other team would even consider signing him, so if the Cubs want to keep him (which they do) they just have to offer arb. Relievers actually get screwed when they're declared Type A free agents unless they're top of the line closers.

    Xavier Nady is a weird case. The guy's now had Tommy John surgery twice, which is a strange thing to come back from, even for a position player. I kind of wonder if his arm still plays in right field.
    That's a good point about Nady's arm. I thought Nady was decent as a 1B. Not sure if he'd make that type of full switch or what but his injury past is going to make it tough on him going forward for sure.

    I don't see anyway that we sign Grabow either

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    I'd like to see LaRoche moved from 3B...we still need a RF'er--as Tabata probably isn't ready yet--and I'd like to see Jones move to 1B. I'd like to see some more consistent arms in the pen.

    I guess if I had any say this offseason--which obviously none of us do--I'd probably:

    1. Attempt to sign Brandon Lyon to give one dominant arm in our pen--4 year deal...to get the job done
    2. Attempt to sign Joe Beimel--2 year deal
    3. Offer a contract to Chad Cordero...1 year deal...see if he has anything left
    4. Attempt to sign Mark DeRosa...2 year deal...he'd be a tough sign
    5. Attempt to sign Marlon Byrd...2 year deal

    Now, even though I say "attempt to sign" I mean offer them a contract/talk to their agents etc. We all know that GMs talk to players and their agents more than we all know about. I would not, indeed, agree to sign all of the above or even most of the above. The BEST case scenario would be to: sign Lyon, Beimel, and DeRosa. Otherwise, you still have to offer contracts to other players to see what you can get...Marlon Byrd you'd get a starting RF for a year and then see what happens from there...as well as trade bait if Tabata proves he's ready. I think we have a pretty decent utility player in Delwyn Young...probably better than a guy like Jerry Hairston Jr.

    If I was successful my starting lineup would be:
    1B- Garret Jones
    2B- Andy LaRoche
    SS- Ronnie Cedeno
    3B- Neil Walker
    LF- Lastings Milledge
    CF- Andrew McCutchen
    RF- Mark DeRosa
    C- Ryan Doumit

    Batting Order:
    1. McCutchen
    2. Milledge
    3. Jones
    4. Doumit
    5. LaRoche
    6. DeRosa
    7. Walker
    8. Cedeno

    I'd probably leave the pitching staff how you had it Kip:
    1. Maholm LH
    2. Duke LH
    3. Ohlendorf RH
    4. Morton RH
    5. McCutchen RH

    Pen:
    Jeff Karstens RH
    Jesse Chavez RH
    Joe Beimel LH
    Brandon Lyon RH
    Joel Hanrahan RH
    Evan Meek RH
    Phil Dumatrait RH
    Matt Capps RH

    --When do Yates and Hanson come back? They might play into the equation too--

    On the bench you'd have:
    Delwyn Young
    Brandon Moss
    Luis Cruz
    Jason Jaramillo

    Honestly, I do like, if we're all healthy, the AMOUNT of arms we have...even if the quality is somewhat questionable. I mean look at the pen...even if it doesn't fall out the way it looks above you still dont have Yates, Hanson, Jackson, Bautista (yeah he sucks but still), Bootcheck, Hacker, Hart, or Veal. The depth is pretty darn good...even if it is somewhat questionable.

    I can honestly say that its nice to at least see the depth.
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    I guess Hanson isn't gonna play into the equation huh? LOL...that Bay trade looks TERRIBLE!
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    That list has 11 guys that are in their 20's, if I counted right. I can see a few guys getting hired on, but just a few.

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    That list has 11 guys that are in their 20's, if I counted right. I can see a few guys getting hired on, but just a few.
    I agree. I think most of that list is going to be applying for MLB Senior-Citizenship soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBen2112 View Post
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    I'd like to see LaRoche moved from 3B...we still need a RF'er--as Tabata probably isn't ready yet--and I'd like to see Jones move to 1B. I'd like to see some more consistent arms in the pen.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Tabata is gong to get the call up before Pedro. Move Andy to 2B now and you have a hole at 3B until Pedro gets called up. Andy will probably move to 2B, start out the season as 3B, take a lot of infield drills at 2B in preperation[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    1. Attempt to sign Brandon Lyon to give one dominant arm in our pen--4 year deal...to get the job done

    [HIGH-LIGHT]He;s 30 years old. Only someone with the last name of Littlefield would want his contract when he's 33-34 years old[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    2. Attempt to sign Joe Beimel--2 year deal

    [HIGH-LIGHT]If he bites, not a bad idea. Helps out with the lefty-less issue in the pen[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    3. Offer a contract to Chad Cordero...1 year deal...see if he has anything left

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Cordero is a cripple. Offer him a wheelchair or a little rascal and call it a day. The last thing we need is someone that's played 8 games in the last 2 seasons[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    4. Attempt to sign Mark DeRosa...2 year deal...he'd be a tough sign.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Would be a great bench option for our biggest question marks at RF and 3B until Pedro and Tabata show up[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    5. Attempt to sign Marlon Byrd...2 year deal

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Wouldn't be a bad idea if you could use DeRosa as a utility infielder. If not, that's 1 too many outfield bench guys once you include Moss into the mix of bench guys in the OF. Highly doubt Byrd gets a sniff by the FO[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Now, even though I say "attempt to sign" I mean offer them a contract/talk to their agents etc. We all know that GMs talk to players and their agents more than we all know about. I would not, indeed, agree to sign all of the above or even most of the above. The BEST case scenario would be to: sign Lyon, Beimel, and DeRosa. [HIGH-LIGHT]<------ I'm on board with that. Those are your only realistic options you threw out or possible ones although I'd be surprised to see any but Beimel get a serious look.[/HIGH-LIGHT] Otherwise, you still have to offer contracts to other players to see what you can get...Marlon Byrd you'd get a starting RF for a year and then see what happens from there...as well as trade bait if Tabata proves he's ready. I think we have a pretty decent utility player in Delwyn Young...probably better than a guy like Jerry Hairston Jr. [HIGH-LIGHT]Forgot about Delwyn Young. In which case you can probably completely wipe out Byrd from your list[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    If I was successful my starting lineup would be:
    1B- Garret Jones
    2B- Andy LaRoche
    SS- Ronnie Cedeno
    3B- Neil Walker
    LF- Lastings Milledge
    CF- Andrew McCutchen
    RF- Mark DeRosa
    C- Ryan Doumit

    Batting Order:
    1. McCutchen
    2. Milledge
    3. Jones
    4. Doumit
    5. LaRoche
    6. DeRosa
    7. Walker
    8. Cedeno

    I'd probably leave the pitching staff how you had it Kip:
    1. Maholm LH
    2. Duke LH
    3. Ohlendorf RH
    4. Morton RH
    5. McCutchen RH

    Pen:
    Jeff Karstens RH
    Jesse Chavez RH
    Joe Beimel LH
    Brandon Lyon RH
    Joel Hanrahan RH
    Evan Meek RH
    Phil Dumatrait RH
    Matt Capps RH

    [HIGH-LIGHT]^^^^ You left off Kevin Hart who will most likely make the move to the Pen, which eliminates someone like Lyon... and Dumatrait is a lefty.[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    --When do Yates and Hanson come back? They might play into the equation too--

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Hansen isn't and hopefully Yates doesn't[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    On the bench you'd have:
    Delwyn Young
    Brandon Moss
    Luis Cruz
    Jason Jaramillo

    Honestly, I do like, if we're all healthy, the AMOUNT of arms we have...even if the quality is somewhat questionable. I mean look at the pen...even if it doesn't fall out the way it looks above you still dont have Yates, Hanson, Jackson, Bautista (yeah he sucks but still), Bootcheck, Hacker, Hart, or Veal. The depth is pretty darn good...even if it is somewhat questionable.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Hart is going to be part of the rotation, as he should. He's good good stuff, not enough to be a starter but enough to possibly be a decent reliever. Donnie Veal's been doing nothing but tearing up the AFL this fall and is being developed as a left handed starter which with his velocity, Veal could be plain nasty[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    I can honestly say that its nice to at least see the depth.
    You have to think a little more realistically. Guys that Huntington brought in are going to get first crack. They are going to get a good chance to prove what they can do. Huntington most likely won't be signing guys if they could potentially block someone else. That means, you're looking at about 1 reliever being signed and a bench guy, maybe 2

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