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Last Edit: 12/9

Berkman to the Cardinals
Crawford to the Bosox
Werth to the Nats
Dunn to the White Sox
Konerko stays with the White Sox
O's get Mark Reynolds and JJ Hardy
Miguel Olivo to the Mariners

Last Edit: 11/18

NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

NL Rookie of the Year: Buster Posey
AL Rookie of the Year: Neftali Feliz

NL Manager of the Year: Bud Black
AL Manager of the Year: Ron Gardenhire

Braves acquire Dan Uggla:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5814146

Roy Halladay wins second Cy Young
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5812194

Buster Posey, Neftali Feliz win awards
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5808278

Dodgers sign Hiroki Kuroda
http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news/story?id=5811062

2010 World Champions San Francisco Giants

Discuss what you want your team to do this offseason, who you want them to pick up, trade, etc.

2011 Free Agents

Catchers
Rod Barajas (35) - Signed By Dodgers
Josh Bard (33)
Henry Blanco (39)
John Buck (30) Signed By Marlins
Ramon Hernandez (35) - Signed With Reds
Gerald Laird (31) - Type B
Victor Martinez (32) - Type A Signed By Detroit
Bengie Molina (36) -
Miguel Olivo (32) - Signed With the Mariners
A.J. Pierzynski (34) - Resigned With White Sox
Yorvit Torrealba (32) - Signed With Rangers
Matt Treanor (35)
Jason Varitek (39) - Resigned With Red Sox
Gregg Zaun (40)

First basemen
Garrett Atkins (31)
Lance Berkman (35) - Signed With Cardinals
Russell Branyan (35) - $5MM mutual option
Jorge Cantu (29)
Adam Dunn (31) - Signed With The White Sox
Troy Glaus (34)
Eric Hinske (33) Resigned With Braves
Aubrey Huff (34) - Resigned By Giants
Nick Johnson (32)
Paul Konerko (35) - Resigned With The White Sox
Mark Kotsay (35)
Adam LaRoche (31) - Type B
Derrek Lee (35) - Type A
Melvin Mora (39) Signed With Diamondbacks
Xavier Nady (32)
Lyle Overbay (34)
Carlos Pena (33) - Signed With Cubs
Robb Quinlan (34) Signed With Phillies
Fernando Tatis (36)
Mike Sweeney (37)
Ty Wigginton (33) Signed With Rockies[b/]

Second basemen
Ronnie Belliard (36)
Willie Bloomquist (33)
Alex Cora (35)
Craig Counsell (40)
David Eckstein (36) - Type B
Mark Ellis (34) - $6MM club option with a $500K buyout - Type B
Mark Grudzielanek (41)
Cristian Guzman (33)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (35)
Bill Hall (31) - $9.25MM club option with a $500K buyout
Anderson Hernandez (28)
Orlando Hudson (33) - Type B
Akinori Iwamura (32)
Adam Kennedy (35) - $2MM club option with a $500K buyout
Felipe Lopez (31) - option - Type B
Julio Lugo (35)
Kaz Matsui (35)
Aaron Miles (34)
Scott Moore (27)
Melvin Mora (39)
Nick Punto (33)
Juan Uribe (31) - Signed With Dodgers

Shortstops
Geoff Blum (38) Signed With Diamondbacks
Orlando Cabrera (36) - $4MM mutual option with a $500K-$1MM buyout - Type B
Juan Castro (39)
Craig Counsell (40)
Bobby Crosby (31)
Adam Everett (34)
Cristian Guzman (33)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (35)
Cesar Izturis (31)
Derek Jeter (37) - Resigned By Yankees
Julio Lugo (35)
Jhonny Peralta (29) - Signed By Tigers
Nick Punto (33)
Edgar Renteria (35) - $10.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
Jose Reyes (28) - $11MM club option with a $500K buyout - Type B
Miguel Tejada (37) - Signed By Giants
Juan Uribe (31) - Signed By Dodgers

Third basemen
Adrian Beltre (32) - $10MM player option with a $1MM buyout - Type A
Geoff Blum (38)
Miguel Cairo (37)
Jorge Cantu (29)
Eric Chavez (33) - $12.5MM club option with a $3MM buyout
Craig Counsell (40)
Joe Crede (33)
Greg Dobbs (32)
Pedro Feliz (36)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (35)
Jeff Larish (28)
Felipe Lopez (31) - option - Type B
Melvin Mora (39) Signed By Diamondbacks
Jhonny Peralta (29) - Signed By Tigers
Aramis Ramirez (33) - $14.6MM player option - Type B
Miguel Tejada (37) - Signed By Giants
Chad Tracy (31)
Juan Uribe (31) -Signed By Dodgers
Ty Wigginton (33)

Left fielders
Garret Anderson (39)
Pat Burrell (34) Resigned With Giants
Carl Crawford (29) - Signed With Red Sox
Johnny Damon (37) - Type B
Jonny Gomes (30) - $1.75MM club option with a $200K buyout
Gabe Gross (31)
Bill Hall (31) - $9.25MM club option with a $500K buyout
Willie Harris (33)
Jeremy Hermida (27)
Eric Hinske (33)
Reed Johnson (34)
Austin Kearns (31)
Jeff Larish (28)
Corey Patterson (31)
Scott Podsednik (35) - $2MM mutual option with a $100K buyout - Type B
Manny Ramirez (39) - Type A
Matt Stairs (43)
Cory Sullivan (31)
Marcus Thames (34)
Randy Winn (37)

Center fielders
Rick Ankiel (31) - $6MM mutual option with a $500K buyout
Willie Bloomquist (33)
Melky Cabrera (26) Signed With Royals
Coco Crisp (31) - $5.75MM club option with a $575K buyout
Jim Edmonds (41)
Jody Gerut (33)

Right fielders
Willie Bloomquist (33)
Jermaine Dye (37)
Gabe Gross (31)
Jose Guillen (35)
Willie Harris (33)
Brad Hawpe (32) - Type B
Jeremy Hermida (27)
Andruw Jones (34)
Gabe Kapler (35)
Austin Kearns (31)
Gary Matthews Jr. (36)
Magglio Ordonez (37) - Type A
Jayson Werth (32) - Signed With Nationals
Randy Winn (37)

Designated hitters
Hank Blalock (30)
Johnny Damon (37) - Type B
Jason Giambi (40)
Vladimir Guerrero (36) - $9MM mutual option with possible $1MM buyout - Type A
Jose Guillen (35)
Brad Hawpe (32) - Type B
Mark Kotsay (35)
Hideki Matsui (37) - Type B
David Ortiz (35) - $12.5MM club option - Type B
Manny Ramirez (39) - Type A
Mike Sweeney (37)
Jim Thome (40)

Starting pitchers
Bronson Arroyo (34) - $11MM club option with a $2MM buyout - Type A
Erik Bedard (32) - $8MM mutual option
Jeremy Bonderman (28)
Dave Bush (31)
Bruce Chen (34)
Kevin Correia (30) - Signed By Pirates
Doug Davis (35)
Jorge De La Rosa (30) - Signed By Colorado
Justin Duchscherer (33)
Jeff Francis (29) - $7MM club option
Freddy Garcia (35)
Jon Garland (31) - Resigned By Dodgers
Rich Harden (29) - $11MM mutual option with $1MM buyout
Aaron Harang (33) - Signed By Padres
Hiroki Kuroda (36) Resigned By Dodgers
Cliff Lee (32) - Type A
Anthony Lerew (28)
Braden Looper (36)
Pedro Martinez (39)
Rodrigo Lopez (35)
Kevin Millwood (36) - Type B
Sergio Mitre (30)
Brian Moehler (39)
Jamie Moyer (48)
Vicente Padilla (33)
Carl Pavano (35) - Type A
Brad Penny (33)
Andy Pettitte (39) - Type A
Nate Robertson (33)
Ian Snell (29)
Jeff Suppan (36)
Hisanori Takahashi (36) Signed By Angels
Javier Vazquez (34) - Signed By Marlins
Jarrod Washburn (36)
Brandon Webb (32)
Todd Wellemeyer (32)
Jake Westbrook (33) Resigned By Cardinals
Dontrelle Willis (29) Signed By Reds
Chris Young (32)

Closers
Octavio Dotel (37) - $4.5MM mutual option with a $500K buyout - Type B
Frank Francisco (31) -Type A
Brian Fuentes (35) - Type B
Kevin Gregg (33) - $4.5MM club option for '11, $8.75MM for '11-'12 - Type B
Trevor Hoffman (43) - Type B
Chad Qualls (32) - Type B
Jon Rauch (32)
Mariano Rivera (41) - Resigned With Yankees
Rafael Soriano (31) - Type A
Kerry Wood (34) - Type B

Right-handed relievers
Grant Balfour (33) - Type A
Miguel Batista (40)
Denny Bautista (28)
Joaquin Benoit (33) Signed By Detroit
Boof Bonser (29)
Jose Contreras (39)
Jesse Crain (29) - Type B
Juan Cruz (30)
Elmer Dessens (40)
Brendan Donnelly (39)
Chad Durbin (33) - Type B
Kelvim Escobar (34)
Kyle Farnsworth (35) - $5.25MM club option with a $500K buyout
Jason Frasor (33) - Type A
Chad Gaudin (28)
Enrique Gonzalez (28)
Matt Guerrier (32) - Type A
Aaron Heilman (32) - Type B
Bob Howry (37)
Mike Lincoln (36)
Mike MacDougal (34)
Justin Miller (33)
Guillermo Mota (37)
Fernando Nieve (28)
Micah Owings (28)
Chan Ho Park (38)
J.J. Putz (34) - Signed By Diamondbacks
Jon Rauch (32) - Type B
David Riske (34)
Takashi Saito (41) - Type A
Chris Sampson (33)
Scot Shields (35)
Jeff Suppan (36)
Koji Uehara (36) - Type B
Tyler Walker (35)
Jeff Weaver (34)
Dan Wheeler (33) - $4MM club option with a $1MM buyout - Type A
Jamey Wright (36)

Left-handed relievers
Joe Beimel (34)
Bruce Chen (34)
Randy Choate (35) - Type B
Scott Downs (35) - Type A
Pedro Feliciano (34) - Type B
Mark Hendrickson (37)
Ron Mahay (40)
Will Ohman (32)
Dennys Reyes (34) Signed With Phillies
Arthur Rhodes (41) - Type A
J.C. Romero (35)
Bobby Seay (33)
Scott Schoeneweis (37)
Hisanori Takahashi (36)
Taylor Tankersley (28)
 

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MLB offseason<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

its by far the most boring offseasons of all the sports

same teams get the good players...same teams trade there good players....
 

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Jayson Werth please no.  Anyone can hit 25 homeruns in a Philadelphia ballpark.

I'd still like to see the Giants go after Prince Fielder in some way.  He can play first, move Huff in the outfield, decline signing Burrell.  Uribe to shortstop, Derosa will be our super utility man and see if Pablo can get it back together.
 

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Options that were picked up:

Scott Atchinson
David Ortiz
Adrian Gonzalez
Jose Reyes
Aramis Ramirez

Options that were declined:

Scott Podsednik
Bill Hall
Felipe Lopez
Jeff Francis
Eric Chavez
Chris Young
Octavio Dotel
Adam Kennedy
 

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My Cubs are gonna fuck it up like always. Jim Hendry FTL as a GM. Rumors have it that our big FA "splash" will be Nick Johnson :facepalm:


Pretty sure Cliff Lee will stay where he is, Carl Crawford will either be an Angel, a Yankee, or Red Sox, and Jayson Werth will either stay in Philly or go to somewhere like Texas or another team that will spend the cash to get an OF.


 

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Cliff Lee IMO going to Yanks
Jayson Werth IMO is staying where he's at
Carl Crawford IMO is going to Texas to replace an aging Vlad.  Imagine Andrus Young Crawford Hamilton as your top 4 hitters, deadly.

Renteria' option declined.  IMO he's going to sign with the Giants in a most lessor role.
 
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iGotToShine said:
Yet they have 2 more world series titles than the braves, mets, & many other teams in the last 12 years.
in 1997 and 2003 Jeffrey Loria was pouring money into the franchise. Now, the marlins have the lowest payroll in the league. Their former Manager, Fredi Gonzalez, led them to 2 winning seasons with the lowest payroll and still got fired. Most people think that Loria is the worst owner in the MLB.

quote from Bobby Cox after Fredi Gonzalez was fired:
"I know that guy (Loria) is unpredictable, but &#8230;. after everything (Gonzalez) has done for that guy, are you shitting me? They have gone down to the end (of the playoff race) every year, playing their asses off. That guy doesn't appreciate anything. He's one of those guys that thinks you change (for the sake of change). He's always wanting to fire the coaches, always. That's his history."
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/06/bobby-cox-blasts-marlins-owner-over-fredi-gonzalez-firing-bobby-valentine-set-to-interview-for-job/1
 

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I'll say it again, doesn't matter what moves he's done, he's won his fair share of championships in these last 12 years, not many teams can say that. And Fredi what was his winning percentage? Shit was just around .500, you act as if he did a miracle with that team, they didn't even make the playoffs under him
 
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iGotToShine said:
And Fredi what was his winning percentage? Shit was just around .500, you act as if he did a miracle with that team, they didn't even make the playoffs under him
Wasn't their payroll like 1/9 of the Yankees? Id say it was a miracle
 

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HA5TY said:
Wasn't their payroll like 1/9 of the Yankees? Id say it was a miracle
Payroll means shit, the Rangers were 25th in payroll and look at how good thir team was. The Marlins have a bunch of young talented players who have yet to get rid of their rookie/original contracts. their low payroll doesn't translate to how good they really are. So to say Fredi did a miracle because of their payroll is a worthless point
 
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