Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 26

Warning: include(http://www.springtraining09.com/newhead.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 26

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.springtraining09.com/newhead.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 26

Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 37

Warning: include(http://www.springtraining09.com/newleft.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 37

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.springtraining09.com/newleft.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 37
10 Best Remaining Free Agents
By Tim Dierkes, from MLB Trade Rumors.
[ March 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM ] [ Comments (55) ] [ Full Story ]  [ Filed under: Features ]
[ Tagged: , ]
With Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projection system as a guide, let's attempt to rank the ten best remaining free agents.
 Continue Reading


Warning: include() [
function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 72

Warning: include(http://www.springtraining09.com/newmiddle.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 72

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.springtraining09.com/newmiddle.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 72
  1. Odalis Perez, SP.  Perez is projected for a 4.44 ERA in 117 innings pitched.  He beat that innings total in each of the last two seasons.  One negative event not seen in the numbers was Perez's spring holdout after he became unhappy with his $850K minor league deal with Washington.  It seems that he'll take a similar amount but wants a guaranteed deal.  Perez said he has nine or ten interested teams.
  2. Pedro Martinez, SP.  Martinez and Perez are in a similar boat, auditioning in the WBC and hoping for guaranteed contracts.  Pedro is projected for a 4.31 ERA in 110 innings and has reportedly looked good this spring.  We haven't heard much on him lately, aside from the Cardinals mulling him as a closer option.
  3. Jim Edmonds, OF.  Edmonds drops a few spots on the list given uncertainty over whether he wants to play in 2009.  His center field glove is a minus, partially because he plays too shallow.  But a projected batting line of .265/.363/.491 is nothing to sneeze at. 
  4. Ivan Rodriguez, C.  PECOTA has Pudge at .263/.301/.364 in '09, but simply the act of catching capably gives him value. 
  5. Ray Durham, 2B.   Durham is projected for a .272/.360/.413 line, though he won't help much defensively.  He turned down a minor league offer from the Nationals.
  6. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B.  PECOTA does not like Grudzielanek, but perhaps he can beat their projected .320 OBP.  Some have speculated he could help the Yankees. 
  7. Ben Sheets, SP.  Sheets is unlikely to sign until after the June draft, since he's a Type A free agent. 50 innings of his projected 3.77 ERA would give a small boost, so he'll be a hot commodity if rehab from a torn flexor tendon in his elbow goes well.
  8. Paul Byrd, SP.  Byrd is projected at a 5.06 ERA, but maybe the extra half-season of rest will allow him to beat that.  He'd like to join a contending team at midseason, perhaps the Braves, Rays, or Marlins if the need exists.
  9. Will Ohman, RP.  Ohman's the best available lefty, but he's not drawing the interest from contenders he craves.  He probably hopes to at least match Dennys Reyes' two-year, $3MM deal.
  10. Joe Beimel, RP.  PECOTA sees Beimel slipping to a 4.09 ERA in 48 innings.  He's in the same boat as Ohman.
 

Honorable mentions: Curt Schilling, Orlando Hernandez, Chad Cordero, Sidney Ponson, Yasser Gomez, Yadel Marti 

PECOTA's not keen on: Grudzielanek, Luis Gonzalez, Frank Thomas, Mark Mulder


Tim Dierkes follows the hot stove like no one else at MLB Trade Rumors and covers fantasy baseball at Roto Authority.com


55 Comments | Leave a comment

I for one would love to see Pedro come to the Cardinals as a releiver.

That's interesting about how PECOTA isn't too high on Mulder. I'd previously read where a couple of scouts (anonymous, of course) felt he'd be the pickup of the year as far as reclamation projects go. Anyone else care to weigh in on this?

Also, Pudge is looking terrific in the WBC and I think he has to be moved up to near the top of this list if he keeps performing well. He seems to be in better shape than the past few years, is that taken into account when projections are made?

ilm,

remember what type of pitching Pudge has been competing against in the WBC. I dont think he can be consistent over a 160 game schedule facing MLB pitching. Definite back up

cubs Sheets what the hell are they waiting for?

if anybody signs will ohman they are askin to finsih last he blows more dick then jenna jameson and pedro will sitll love da guy

I think that The San Francisco Giants still need
to address their home-run power defiency.. If I were the Giants I would take a chance on Ex-Cub
Outfielder Jimmy Edmonds on a contract, As for the
Pablo Sandoval experiment at 3rd base, he seems a
light footed, but I think that he would be served
at 1st base. The Giants still need another bat in
the Outfield, and I understand that The Tigers Marcus Thames is available as well as Yankee sub
Nick Swisher. make a deal.. As for depth strength,
I think that they should sign Ex-Arizona Diamondback Alex Cintron who will be put on waivers soon by Baltimore Orioles. As for another bullpen stopper Duane Sanchez would fully complement Bobby Howry and Brian Wilson..

I am eager to see who signs Yadel Marti.

why dont the giants just sign barry bonds. you know he can still hit. Wont cost much at all. And its the only place fans love him.

dumbass

I think its a shame no team has yet signed Ben Sheets understand that he gets injured alot and the team that signs him would have to give up a 1st round draft pick but if I were a GM that is a chance that I would take.

Watch out for Ponson to sign pretty soon cuz of his pretty dang good outing in the wbc against Dominican Republic i would think Ponson might be signed later this week

I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts. Nice information this is really interesting vigrx plus

Thanks for your sharing,it is so wonderful.

But in fact, this all is about having money and surviving. They have to be good from one season to next and this and your list only pends that. Thank you.

Nice one, there is actually some [http://www.coach-purses-shoes-jewelry.com]cheap coach bag[/url] on this post some of my associates will find this worthwhile, will send them a link, thanks

I just came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would post my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Great blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

I will recommend my friends to read this.I will bookmark your blogugg boots and have my children check up here often.I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!

WoW Mobile is awesome! I get free mobile service with t-mobile because I refered 3 people to wow. You can too!

I really loved this post. You write about this topic very well. There are many prized moments in life, why not wear a gorgeous dress!

Pedro Martinez is the best on the lot. I think he can do wonders for the team that will sign him.

i liked the names in the honorable mentions.they surely deserve a mention as well

I want to directly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates ugg boots outlet, but I cant find it, do you have one?

You provide enriched information for us,thank u.

I really like this website , and hope you will write more ,thanks a lot for your information.

There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.

Where there is unity, there is victory.

Lots of specialists say that business loans help people to live their own way, because they can feel free to buy necessary stuff. Furthermore, various banks present student loan for different persons.

đẹp quá, cảm ơn bạn.
Mình hiện đang dùng frame của loonapix. So sánh thấy 2 bên ngang nhau rồi
Vote

chao cac ban chuc mot ngay tot lanh
co ai co hinh dep ko up len cho doww voi

dow fai cho lau qua ha

toi 30 phut moi dc do

These information helps me consider some useful things, keep up the good work.
http://www.belowbulk.com

der some useful things, keep up the good work.

A site for the information and content is really quite a nice admin. I can say I like your site too. I wish you continued success. Thank you.

I enjoyed this post Abhishek. It was certainly creative and not what I was expecting when I clicked on the title – a title I might add, which is quite good. I know I had to find out what ways ‘guaranteed’ I could grow my list.

Thank you very much. I am wonderring if i can share your article in the bookmarks of society? Penis Enlargement Pills Then more friends can talk about this problem.

This is great! It really shows me where to expand my blog. I think that sometime in the future I might try to write a book to go along with my blog, but we will see.Good post with useful tips and ideas. Vimax and VigRX Plus now!

This article was Very helpful. Actually, I am fond of reading online punjabi news. Thanks for writing such a complete ..thank you for sharing.
Bigger Penis with Penis Enlargement Pills thanks.

Perfect blog. yess , I will shop with them again!Developed for the most serious athletes, the season is designed to reduce the number of geese breeding in the state.5

Yes good,Perfect blog. yess , I will shop with them again!Developed for the most serious athletes, the season is designed to reduce the number of geese breeding in the state.

Developed for the most serious athletes, the season is designed to reduce the number of geese breeding in the state.

I don't agree with every single single thing that you said but still great nonetheless. On a side note, I am so thrilled that the NFL is back. It seems like I been waiting forever.

Yes good , Maytag has two portable models that are both EnergyStar rated. The box design vintage coffee grinder is easier to make use of when it features a manage around the side.


Many thanks to the person who made this post, this was very informative for me. Please continue this awesome work. Sincerely...

The article is very well!

I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing.Thx


What a fun pattern! It's great to hear from you and see what you've sent up to. All of the projects look great! You make it so simple to this.Thanks!

Very happy to see your article, I very much to like and agree with your point of view. Thank you for sharing. At the same time,i love best pram very much .Welcome to look at my website and blog articles.Hope we can become good friends, and exchange and to help each other! Thanks!!

Perfect , Thank you admins nice good blog

thank you admin nice site

I would like to comment to show my approval for your postas it is very good written, and many bloggers do not get acknowledgment they deserve. I am sure I’ll be back and will spread the word to all my friends.

Perfect , Thank you for sharing

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.


Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 2924

Warning: include(http://www.springtraining09.com/newfoot.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 2924

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.springtraining09.com/newfoot.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/springtraining09.com/html/features/10-best-remaining-free-agents.php on line 2924