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Official 2010-2011 MLB OFFSEASON Thread.

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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:

Roy Halladay wins second Cy Young

Buster Posey, Neftali Feliz win awards

Dodgers sign Hiroki Kuroda

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

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

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)

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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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.

JETS. said:
I don't think the Yanks should get Jeter.

going for a long term deal for a guy at the age of 34-35, that's a big mistake.  Look young right now, they have an aging team.
Let them overpay for a rangeless old shortstop.
JETS. said:
Uggla best hitting 2B in the league.
Not named Robinson Cano or Chase Utley.
Uggla is the Adam Dunn of second basemen. Hits for power but is very suspect batting for average

Benson said:
The Giants are currently in talks with Derek Jeter!!
Why would you want an old over the hill SS with no range whatsoever
iGotToShine said:
you guys look to much into Jeters average season. First of all .270 10 HR's and 67 RBI's isn't a bad season 2nd just the year before the guy hit .334 , yeah that was the season before but that wasn't too long ago, most of you guys including lake(the most) make it seem like hes done. I still say he has at least 2-3 years off batting close to .300 and doing well in this league.
The dude is asking for 20+ million a year. Tell him he can go fuck himself. In a CONTRACT year (a year where you are supposed to be amazing for your next paycheck), he h as one of his worse seasons ever. And I am supposed to say oh Derek here's your 6 years 100+ million? Hahahahaha have fun with that.

The dude is asking for money like he is the best SS in baseball. Newsflash: Those days are long gone. Last year, he was a liability hitting and fielding. Cool he won the Gold Glove last year. Only cuz his name is Derek Jeter. Elvis Andrus should have won that award.
iGotToShine said:
Oh yeah thats right because you HAVE to do amazing to get HUGE amounts of money coming off a contract year when your 35+ so it can look good for next season. We all know how that worked out for Manny :eyeroll: I rather Jeter not have had a great year. Anyways he's asking for 20 Mill from the Yankees, no other, he doesn't want to leave. the 20 mill is an accumulation of everything that he has done for this organization. He's the face face of the franchise, the guy who the new yankee stadium was practically built around, the guy who did LOTS to the city of NY, 5 time world series championship, the captain. He deserves every penny and more from the Yankees. The man knows he deserves it and knows hes still capable of putting up great numbers, if he knew he wouldn't be capable of it he wouldn't be asking for all that.

and lol at you thinking Andrus deserved the gold glove, flashy plays doesn't win gold gloves. Sure put outs does. 6 errors and .989 FPCT>>>>16 errors and .976 FPCT
The Steinbrenners don't give out that much cash for nostalgia reasons. Jeter asking for 6 years 100+ million at the time in his career is laughable to me. Whoever gives him that is a fucking moron. You know it's bad when the Yankees don't even wanna give you that money. The same team that gave AJ Burnett like 80 million. The reason Jeter is asking for this is not because he thinks he can do better than that travesty of a season he had last year. He thinks because he is a member of the team with the highest payroll in baseball that he is just gonna get 100 million bucks without any doubt. He is being a greedy fuck. He doesn't deserve that much money. I don't give a fuck who he is.
iGotToShine said:
First of all, if George were still alive, jeter would have been a Yankee weeks ago. Actually I'm not even going into this any further its obvious you don't like Jeter when you call a .270 10 HR and 70 RBi year a "travesty"
Yeah it's a travesty when you expect a 6 year deal worth over 100 million after a season like that and at the age he is.

And BTW Jeter is the only Yankee I like. He is just being a greedy douchebag with his demands. Know your value dude.
Red Sox have acquired Adrian Gonzalez from the Padres and Beltre supposedly wants to stay a Red Sox

Tough break for Boston. No Gonzo for them atm
I think the Phillies are happy Werth is gone. 126 million? That's that Cubs style deal.

Philly will still be fine with Rollins, Utley, Howard, Victorino, Ruiz, and Polanco

I'd go get a right handed bat and possibly throw my hat into the Cliff Lee sweepstakes if they haven't already
Cubs looking at Carlos Pena

Wouldn't be a bad move depending on what the deal is
Benson said:
Giants beat him twice in the WS. Timmy has 2 Cy's and a ring. im not comparing their skills, im just saying that Timmy has had a better career so far and Lee chokes in the playoffs
Lee chokes in the playoffs? Because he lost two starts this year in the playoffs? Before that WS he had one of the best playoff ERA's ever? So he had a rough WS as did the Texas offense. He is worth 140 million for sure.

You act as if Cliff Lee is a human gas can in the playoffs smh. I'd say he is pretty decent lol
BTW I will LOL if Cliff says fuck you to the Yankees and stays and the Yankees are stuck with nothing and have to make a panic move
Benson said:
fair enough, but you can agree to say that his team chokes in the playoffs
Well Texas had a massive cool off offensively in the World Series, Philly did as well after winning game 1, etc.

But to say he himself is a choker is ridiculous. Giants had the amazing confidence after beating him in game 1 and also by beating Halladay and Oswalt in the previous series.

Cliff is probably one of the 3 best pitchers in baseball along with Lincecum and Halladay
Don't compare Cliff Lee to Barry Zito. Not even close. Cliff Lee won't be a massive bust wherever he lands.
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