November 10, 2003

"MLB's Top 50 Free Agents": ESPN has come up with their own list of this off-season's Top 50 Free Agents. Assuming your home (or favourite) team had the money and the wherewithal to go for one, and only one of these "prized" free agents, who would you take? Keep your teams current roster in mind of course...
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posted by lilnemo to baseball at 04:58 PM - 21 comments

Here in Los Angeles, all the talk this off-season (though its just started) has centered around our "new owner" going after Vlad or A-Rod (via trade). Of course the local radio pinheads neglect to think of whether the Dodgers prospective buyer has the cash to complete the sale, much less whether or not he would keep the payroll at its current levels which is doubtful to say the least.
Having said that I want Vlad. We done him wrong on his first go around. I'd like to see him come back and turn this thing around. ESPN has Miguel Tejada swinging our way. Not bad, his stats this past year are down a bit. But when they're down a bit from MVP numbers and your squad can't manufacture runs, you don' t worry about it, you cut the check. My vote is still with Vlad. Most likely he stays in Montreal, but if I had my druthers, and on SpoFi I do, I take Vlad.

posted by lilnemo at 05:05 PM on November 10

To qualify that move I put Shawn Green on first base.
< /qualifying statement>

posted by lilnemo at 05:07 PM on November 10

Vlad's mom (a MAJOR influence in his decisions) doesn't want him to go to New York. Maybe LA is off the list as well.

posted by grum@work at 05:28 PM on November 10

I knew there was a reason why I like lilnemo. I think the Dodgers should go for Vlad. But I would settle for A-Rod. The Dodgers need to get out of their free agent dry spell.

posted by jasonspaceman at 05:28 PM on November 10

"I would settle for A-Rod." - jasonspaceman 11/10/03 Miggy Tejada or world's scariest clown face?

posted by dusted at 05:33 PM on November 10

I'm upset that they have the top three Marlins FAs leaving, with two going to the Cubs. I certainly hope the Marlins put up a good fight to keep these guys.

posted by bcb2k2 at 05:47 PM on November 10

Vlad, Vlad, Vlad!

posted by djacobs at 05:57 PM on November 10

no, i want a-rod.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:22 PM on November 10

j-girl, you may want to re-word that statement.

posted by lilnemo at 06:55 PM on November 10

I want to keep Vlad. Now go away, all of you!

posted by qbert72 at 07:40 PM on November 10

I'm pretty sure j-girl knew exactly what she was saying. Having grown up with them, Jersey girls usually do when it comes to, er, rods. But damn those Cubbies are going to have to come up with beaucoup bucks!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:21 PM on November 10

damnit. i posted it, looked at it and thought, "someone's going to jump all over that comment" you predictable bastards. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 08:28 PM on November 10

Note to Red Sox: grab Keith Foulke. Millwood would fit in mighty nice though, they could use a horse in that rotation.

posted by chuck cash at 08:45 PM on November 10

good call chuck. there are a lot of interesting scenerios. millwood is in some. colon is in others. personally, i wouldn't want colon.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:57 PM on November 10

I'd be content with Williamson for a full year as closer. Not a big fan of paying closers insane money. Unless they're named Mariano.

posted by Bryant at 09:28 PM on November 10

Isn't his contract up this year?

posted by forksclovetofu at 10:31 PM on November 10


posted by jerseygirl at 06:03 AM on November 11

Is that a picture of the Angels' Rally Monkey being booked for heroin possession? Getting a protological exam? Seeing Marge Schott naked?!?

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:42 AM on November 11

according to the Boston Herald baseball notebook, Sox have been talking to Everyday Eddie, Foulke and Hawkins. and i don't know if he qualifies in the Top 50, but Timlin hasn't come to an complete agreement with the Red Sox yet, so he's out there too.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:19 AM on November 11

Is that a picture of the Angels' Rally Monkey being booked for heroin possession? Getting a protological exam? Seeing Marge Schott naked?!? That's a "would you rather" scenario that I wouldn't want to have to choose between.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:29 AM on November 11

Guardado and Hawkins would be less expensive, risky investments. Foulke is the guy they need; he's been in pressure before, he's obviously the best AL closer at this point. If they pinch pennies and go with one of the other two, I have a feeling it will catch up to them. This being said, Williamson wouldn't be bad either, he looked good in the playoffs for the most part.

posted by chuck cash at 03:42 PM on November 11

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