Thursday, August 29, 2013

2014 MLB Free Agents, some that might help the Mets


Ellsbury next Met threat?
2014 MLB Free Agents - Thanks to Mlbtraderumors.com

Looking at scarce free agent market there are some names that can help the Mets and make some impact.

If the Mets wanted to get creative and gets some power from the Catcher position. Jarrod Saltalamacchia might be a interesting option for the Mets. He will only be 29 next season, hits for Avg and has some pop. Brian McCann could give the Mets some valuable leadership to the Mets clubhouse. His bat when healthy can be as go as any. He will be 30 next season..

The need power and must find if Ike Davis is the answer. The carousel at 1B also has Lucas Duda and Josh Satin in the mix. My Guess is they will let some of these battle for 1b. But there are some interesting names one that popped at me was Mike Morse. This guy has some serious power and coming off a down year.

Other than that, in the outfield Jacoby Ellsbury will be a wanted man in flushing. His leadoff production and speed will set the Mets up for more runs. Curtis Granderson could be another good option, he does know New York and hit for power.

If the Mets need starters I have often said that I like Tim Lincecum or Josh Johnson on down years. 

Bullpen will mostly need a upgrade especially a setup man to get to Parnell.

Who would you go for? Click comment link above and add your opinion... MLB Free Agent List below

MLB Free Agent List:


Catchers

Henry Blanco (42)
John Buck (33)
Ramon Hernandez (38)
Brian McCann (30)
Jose Molina (38)
Dioner Navarro (30)
Wil Nieves (36)
Miguel Olivo (35)
Ronny Paulino (33)
Brayan Pena (32)
A.J. Pierzynski (37)
Humberto Quintero (34)
Carlos Ruiz (35)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (29)
Kelly Shoppach (34)
Geovany Soto (31)
Kurt Suzuki (30) - $8.5MM club option with a $650K buyout
Yorvit Torrealba (35)

First basemen

Jeff Baker (33)
Corey Hart (32)
Todd Helton (40)
Mike Napoli (32)
Paul Konerko (38)
Casey Kotchman (31)
Adam Lind (30) - $7MM club option with a $2MM buyout
James Loney (30)
Kendrys Morales (30)
Justin Morneau (33)
Mike Morse (32)
Lyle Overbay (37)
Carlos Pena (36)
Mark Reynolds (30)
Kevin Youkilis (35)

Second basemen

Yuniesky Betancourt (32)
Robinson Cano (31)
Alexi Casilla (29)
Jamey Carroll (40) - $2MM vesting option with a $250K buyout
Mark Ellis (37) - $5.75MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Omar Infante (32)
Kelly Johnson (32)
Nick Punto (36)
Brian Roberts (36)
Ramon Santiago (34)
Skip Schumaker (34)
Ben Zobrist (33) - $7MM club option with a $2.5MM buyout

Shortstops

Clint Barmes (35)
Willie Bloomquist (36)
Jamey Carroll (40) - $2MM vesting option with a $250K buyout
Alexi Casilla (29)
Stephen Drew (31)
Yunel Escobar (31) - $5MM club option
Rafael Furcal (36)
Alex Gonzalez (36)
Cesar Izturis (34)
Derek Jeter (40) - $8MM+ player option with a $3MM buyout
John McDonald (39)
Jhonny Peralta (32)
Brendan Ryan (32)

Third basemen

Yuniesky Betancourt (32)
Wilson Betemit (32) - $3.2MM vesting option
Jamey Carroll (40) - $2MM vesting option with a $250K buyout
Eric Chavez (36)
Mark DeRosa (39) - $750K club option with a $25K buyout
Jerry Hairston Jr. (38)
Brandon Inge (37)
Placido Polanco (38)
Mark Reynolds (30)
Juan Uribe (34)
Kevin Youkilis (35)
Michael Young (37)

Left fielders

Jef Baker (33)
Jason Bay (35)
Mark DeRosa (39) - $750K club option with a $25K buyout
Raul Ibanez (42)
Reed Johnson (37) - $1.6MM club option with a $150K buyout
Austin Kearns (34)
Jason Kubel (32) - $7.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Nate McLouth (32)
Mike Morse (32)
David Murphy (32)
Laynce Nix (33)
Juan Pierre (36)
Grady Sizemore (31)
Delmon Young (28)

Center fielders

Rick Ankiel (34)
Coco Crisp (34) - $7.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Rajai Davis (33)
Jacoby Ellsbury (30)
Curtis Granderson (33)
Franklin Gutierrez (31) - $7.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
Tony Gwynn Jr. (31)
Nyjer Morgan (33)
Andres Torres (36)
Chris Young (30) - $11MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout

Right fielders

Jeff Baker (33)
Carlos Beltran (37)
Marlon Byrd (36)
Shin-Soo Choo (31)
Nelson Cruz (33)
David DeJesus (34) - $6.5MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout
Mark DeRosa (39) - $750K club option with a $25K buyout
Jeff Francoeur (30)
Corey Hart (32)
Nyjer Morgan (33)
Hunter Pence (31)
Grady Sizemore (31)

Designated hitters

Lance Berkman (37) - option vests with 550 plate appearances ($1MM buyout)
Jason Giambi (43)
Travis Hafner (37)
Raul Ibanez (42)
Kendrys Morales (30)
Luke Scott (36)
Delmon Young (28)
Michael Young (37)

Starting pitchers

Bronson Arroyo (37)
Scott Baker (32)
Erik Bedard (35)
A.J. Burnett (37)
Chris Capuano (35) - $8MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
Chris Carpenter (39)
Bruce Chen (37)
Bartolo Colon (41)
Jorge De La Rosa (33)
Scott Feldman (30)
Gavin Floyd (31)
Jeff Francis (33)
Freddy Garcia (37)
Jon Garland (34)
Matt Garza (30)
Roy Halladay (37) - $20MM vesting option
Jason Hammel (31)
Aaron Harang (36) - $7MM+ mutual option with a $2MM buyout
Dan Haren (33)
Roberto Hernandez (33)
Tim Hudson (38)
Phil Hughes (28)
Ubaldo Jimenez (30) - may void $8MM option for 2014
Josh Johnson (30)
Jeff Karstens (31)
Scott Kazmir (30)
Hiroki Kuroda (39)
Jon Lester (30) - $13MM club option with a $250K buyout
Colby Lewis (34)
Ted Lilly (38)
Tim Lincecum (30)
Paul Maholm (32)
Shaun Marcum (32)
Jason Marquis (35)
Ricky Nolasco (31)
Roy Oswalt (35)
Mike Pelfrey (30)
Andy Pettitte (42)
Wandy Rodriguez (35) - $13MM club option with a $2.5MM buyout
Jonathan Sanchez (31)
Ervin Santana (31)
Johan Santana (34) - $25MM club option with a $5.5MM buyout
Joe Saunders (33) - mutual option
James Shields (32) - $12MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Jason Vargas (31)
Ryan Vogelsong (36) - $6.5MM club option with a $300K buyout
Edinson Volquez (30)
Tsuyoshi Wada (33) - $5MM club option
Jake Westbrook (36) -- $9.5MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout.
Chien-Ming Wang (34)
Suk-min Yoon (27)
Chris Young (35)
Barry Zito (36) - $18MM vesting option with a $7MM buyout

Closers

Grant Balfour (36)
Joaquin Benoit (36)
Rafael Betancourt (39) - $4.25MM mutual option with a $250K buyout
Kevin Gregg (36)
Joel Hanrahan (32)
Casey Janssen (32) - $4MM club option
Ryan Madson (33)
Edward Mujica (30)
Joe Nathan (39) - $9MM club option with a $750K buyout, Nathan may void if he reaches GF targets
Mariano Rivera (44)
Fernando Rodney (37)
Jose Veras (33) - $3.25MM club option with a $150K buyout

Right-handed relievers

David Aardsma (32)
Matt Albers (31)
Scott Atchison (38)
Luis Ayala (36)
Matt Belisle (34) - $4.25MM mutual option with a $250K buyout
Shawn Camp (38)
Joba Chamberlain (28)
Jose Contreras (42)
Manny Corpas (31)
Jesse Crain (32)
Octavio Dotel (40)
Chad Durbin (36)
Kyle Farnsworth (38)
Frank Francisco (34)
Jason Frasor (36)
Chad Gaudin (31)
Matt Guerrier (35)
LaTroy Hawkins (39)
Matt Lindstrom (34) - $4MM club option
Kameron Loe (32)
Mark Lowe (31)
Brandon Lyon (34)
Carlos Marmol (31)
Nick Masset (32)
Kyle McClellan (30)
Peter Moylan (35)
Brett Myers (33) - club option
Juan Carlos Oviedo (30) - club option
Chad Qualls (35)
Ramon Ramirez (32)
Jon Rauch (35)
Joe Smith (30)
Tim Stauffer (32)
Jose Valverde (36)
Jamey Wright (39)

Left-handed relievers

Tim Byrdak (40)
Scott Downs (38)
Mike Gonzalez (36)
Rich Hill (34)
J.P. Howell (31)
Boone Logan (29)
Javier Lopez (36)
Eric O'Flaherty (29)
Hideki Okajima (38)
Darren Oliver (43)
Manny Parra (31)
Oliver Perez (32)
Matt Thornton (37) - $6MM club option with a $1MM buyout
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