Tuesday, November 4, 2008

in other news...

(sorry 'bout that slightly depressing post, i got it all sorted out and it's all good)

anyway, today's election day, blah blah blah, who cares.
FREE AGENCY!
here's the list of red sox free agents:
  • C Jason Varitek
  • 1B Sean Casey
  • SS Alex Cora
  • OF Mark Kotsay
  • RHP Paul Byrd
  • RHP Curt Schilling
  • C David Ross
  • RHP Bartolo Colon
  • possibly RHP Mike Timlin (he's the only eligible person left but hasn't made a decision)
  • (arbitration-eligible includes 1B Kevin Youkilis, RHP Jonathan Papelbon, C Kevin Cash, LHP Javier Lopez)
and for the royals:
  • 2B Mark Grudzielanek
  • (arbitration-eligible includes RHP Zack Greinke, LHP Jimmy Gobble, RHP Luke Hudson, OF Joey Gathright, C John Buck, OF/3B Mark Teahen, INF Jason Smith, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Joel Peralta, RHP Brian Bannister, RHP Kyle Davies, INF/OF Esteban German, LHP John Bale (aka mr. door puncher :) )
catcher miguel olivo was a free agent, but the royals just signed him back on with a $2.7 million contract for 2009, and a 2010 option is up for discussion. he is expected to be their starting catcher for next year.
also in royals news (gosh, i sound like a news anchor), 1B mike jacobs was acquired from the marlins in return for LHP leo nuñez on jacobs' 28th birthday.

summary: none of my boys are free agents! i should be safe.

(thanks to yahoo! sports and mlb.com for the info. hence why there's a lot of capitalization.)

6 comments:

Ellie said...

i'm not really watching any of the free agents cuz they are one of my faves but i really don't want the mets to screw up and sign k-rod. it would also be nice if they did something about 2nd base but i don't see that happening.

but mostly i'm watching the jake peavy trade market cuz i don't want him going to the braves, cardinals, or yankees.

The EGE said...

I hope Youk, Papelbon, and Tek stay. Otherwise, I don't really care. What about Alex?

mandachan said...

alex is safe. i hope. (they didn't say he was, so i'm assuming he isn't)

mandachan said...

i think it's safe to say that none of us want anyone to go to the yankees :)
but seriously, though, if any of my buddies donned the pinstripes, i'd probably cry.

Ellie said...

i did cry when xavier was traded. that was worse than when the mets traded him for poo poo perez.

(poo poo is a free agent so hopefully he won't be back)

mandachan said...

he never redeemed himself, did he? do the 300-something 'poo's carry over to whatever team picks the shortest straw?