2008 Potential Free Agents

A tip of the hat to the Colorado Rockies and their fans, the 2007 National League Champions…. Will they lose another game this post-season? The free agency filing period is still a few weeks away but a couple of teams have begun to resign their would-be-free-agents to keep them off the market. Teams are also starting to make waiver claims as teams have begun releasing players. Here is a list of potential free agents that will be discussed throughout baseball in the upcoming off-season….

First Basemen

  • Sean Casey, Tigers
  • Tony Clark, Diamondbacks
  • Jeff Conine, Mets
  • Robert Fick, Nationals
  • Julio Franco, Braves
  • * Scott Hatteberg, Reds
  • Shea Hillenbrand, Dodgers
  • Eric Hinske, Red Sox
  • Ryan Klesko, Giants
  • Doug Mientkiewicz, Yankees
  • * Kevin Millar, Orioles
  • Olmedo Saenz, Dodgers
  • Matt Stairs, Blue Jays
  • Mark Sweeney, Dodgers
  • Mike Sweeney, Royals

Second Basemen

  • Mark Bellhorn, Reds
  • Geoff Blum, Padres
  • Miguel Cairo, Cardinals
  • Luis Castillo, Mets
  • Damion Easley, Mets
  • Jerry Hairston, Jr., Rangers
  • * Marcus Giles, Padres
  • Tony Graffanino, Brewers
  • Tadahito Iguchi, Phillies
  • D’Angelo Jimenez, Nationals
  • * Jeff Kent, Dodgers
  • Mark Loretta, Astros
  • Kaz Matsui, Rockies
  • Luis Rivas, Indians
  • Jose Valentin, Mets

Shortstops

  • Royce Clayton, Red Sox
  • David Eckstein, Cardinals
  • Chris Gomez, Indians
  • * Cesar Izturis, Pirates
  • * Ramon Martinez, Dodgers
  • John McDonald, Blue Jays
  • Neifi Perez, Tigers
  • * Juan Uribe, White Sox
  • Omar Vizquel, Giants
  • Chris Woodward, Braves

Third Basemen

  • Tony Batista, Nationals
  • Aaron Boone, Marlins
  • Russell Branyan, Cardinals
  • Jeff Cirillo, Diamondbacks
  • Pedro Feliz, Giants
  • * Corey Koskie, Brewers
  • Mike Lamb, Astros
  • Mike Lowell, Red Sox
  • * Greg Norton, Devil Rays
  • Abraham Nunez, Phillies
  • Alex Rodriguez (Can Void remaining 2 years on Contract)

Catchers

  • Sandy Alomar, Jr., Mets
  • Brad Ausmus, Astros
  • Paul Bako, Orioles
  • * Rod Barajas, Phillies
  • Michael Barrett, Padres
  • * Gary Bennett, Cardinals
  • Raul Casanova, Devil Rays
  • Alberto Castillo, Orioles
  • Ramon Castro, Mets
  • Mike DeFelice, Mets
  • Sal Fasano, Blue Jays
  • Wiki Gonzalez, Nationals
  • Jason Kendall, Cubs
  • Jason LaRue, Royals
  • * Mike Lieberthal, Dodgers
  • Paul Lo Duca, Mets
  • Damien Miller, Brewers
  • Doug Mirabelli, Red Sox
  • Chad Moeller, Dodgers
  • Jose Molina, Yankees
  • Josh Paul, Devil Rays
  • Mike Piazza, A’s
  • * Jorge Posada, Yankees
  • Kelly Stinnett, Cardinals
  • Yorvit Torrealba, Rockies
  • * Javier Valentin, Reds

Outfielders

  • * Bobby Abreu, Yankees
  • * Moises Alou, Mets
  • Marlon Anderson, Dodgers
  • Barry Bonds, Giants
  • Milton Bradley, Padres
  • Mike Cameron, Padres
  • Brady Clark, Padres
  • Jeff DaVanon, A’s
  • * Adam Dunn, Reds
  • * Darin Erstad, White Sox
  • * Cliff Floyd, Cubs
  • Kosuke Fukudome, Japan
  • Luis Gonzalez, Dodgers
  • * Shawn Green, Mets
  • * Jose Guillen, Mariners
  • Eric Hinske, Red Sox
  • Torri Hunter, Twins
  • * Geoff Jenkins, Brewers
  • Andruw Jones, Braves
  • Bobby Kielty, Red Sox
  • Kenny Lofton, Indians
  • * Rob Mackowiak, Padres
  • Trot Nixon, Indians
  • Orlando Palmeiro, Astros
  • Corey Patterson, Orioles
  • Aaron Rowand, Phillies
  • Reggie Sanders, Royals
  • Sammy Sosa, Rangers
  • Shannon Stewart, A’s
  • Rondell White, Twins
  • Brad Wilkerson, Rangers
  • Preston Wilson, Cardinals

Starting Pitchers

  • Tony Armas, Jr., Pirates
  • * Kris Benson, Orioles
  • * Paul Byrd, Indians
  • Shawn Chacon, Pirates
  • Roger Clemens, Yankees
  • Matt Clement, Red Sox
  • Bartolo Colon, Angels
  • Scott Elarton, Indians
  • Josh Fogg, Rockies
  • * Casey Fossum, Devil Rays
  • Freddy Garcia, Phillies
  • * Tom Glavine, Mets
  • Livan Hernandez, Diamondbacks
  • Jason Jennings, Astros
  • * Brian Lawrence, Mets
  • Jon Lieber, Phillies
  • Kyle Lohse, Phillies
  • Rodrigo Lopez, Rockies
  • * Greg Maddux, Padres
  • Wade Miller, Cubs
  • Eric Milton, Reds
  • Russ Ortiz, Giants
  • * Andy Pettitte, Yankees
  • * Odalis Perez, Royals
  • * Joel Pineiro, Cardinals (Signed a 2-year, $13 million dollar deal on 10/15 with the Cardinals)
  • Mark Redman, Rockies
  • Kenny Rogers, Tigers
  • Curt Schilling, Red Sox
  • Carlos Silva, Twins
  • * Julian Tavarez, Red Sox
  • John Thomson, Royals
  • * Brett Tomko, Padres
  • * Steve Trachsel, Cubs
  • * Tim Wakefield, Red Sox
  • Jeff Weaver, Mariners
  • David Wells, Dodgers
  • Kip Wells, Cardinals
  • * Randy Wolf, Dodgers
  • Jamey Wright, Rangers
  • Jaret Wright, Orioles
  • Victor Zambrano, Orioles

Relief Pitchers

  • Jeremy Affeldt, Rockies
  • Antonio Alfonseca, Phillies
  • Armando Benitez, Marlins
  • * Joe Borowski, Indians
  • Doug Brocail, Padres
  • * Hector Carrasco, Angels
  • Randy Choate, Diamondbacks
  • Francisco Cordero, Brewers
  • Rheal Cormier, Reds
  • Elmer Dessens, Rockies
  • * Octavio Dotel, Braves
  • * Aaron Fultz, Indians
  • Eric Gagne, Red Sox
  • * Eddie Guardado, Reds
  • * LaTroy Hawkins, Rockies
  • Matt Herges, Rockies
  • Roberto Hernandez, Dodgers
  • Todd Jones, Tigers
  • Jorge Julio, Rockies
  • Joe Kennedy, Blue Jays
  • Byung-Hyun Kim, Marlins
  • Ray King, Brewers
  • Scott Linebrink, Brewers
  • Ron Mahay, Braves
  • Josa Mesa, Phillies
  • Trevor Miller, Astros
  • Brian Moehler, Astros
  • * Mike Myers, White Sox
  • * Joe Nathan, Twins
  • Ramon Ortiz, Rockies
  • Troy Percival, Cardinals
  • * Al Reyes, Devil Rays
  • Chris Reitsma, Mariners
  • Arthur Rhodes, Mariners
  • * David Ricke, Royals
  • Mariano Rivera, Yankees
  • J.C. Romero, Phillies
  • Rudy Seanez, Dodgers
  • Aaron Sele, Mets
  • Mike Timlin, Red Sox
  • Mike Venafro, Cardinals
  • Ron Villone, Yankees
  • Luis Vizcaino, Yankees
  • Bob Wickman, Diamondbacks
  • Scott Williamson, Orioles
  • Jay Witasick, Devil Rays
  • Kerry Wood, Cubs

* Indicates either a club or player option for the 2008 Season

Source: Cot’s Baseball Contracts

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