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P-L
10-24-2007, 10:41 PM
Before deciding which free agents to sign, keep this in mind. At the end of the process, we will determine three "winners" of this. Those will be "The Best Team", "The Most Improved Team", and "The Team with the Brightest Future." It is your goal as a GM to have one of these three teams. If you aren't worried about being declared one of our "winners" then just have fun.


Template for submitting Free Agent offers
Player Name:
Team Name:
Years and Money:
Incentives, Bonuses, or No Trade Clauses:
Reasoning:
Links to support your case:


Catchers

Paul Bako
Michael Barrett
Gary Bennett
Mike DiFelice
Robert Fick
Jason LaRue
Mike Leiberthal
Paul Lo Duca
Javy Lopez
Damien Miller
Chad Moeller
Josh Paul
Kelly Stinnett
Yorvit Torrealba

1st Base

Darin Erstad
Julio Franco
Scott Hatteberg
Shea Hillenbrand
Ryan Klesko
Matt Lecroy
Greg Norton
Olmedo Saenz
Mark Sweeney
Daryle Ward

2nd Base

Miguel Cairo
Luis Castillo
Chris Gomez
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Tadahito Iguchi
Mark Loretta
Ramon Martinez
Chris Woodward
Jose Valentin

Shortstop

Royce Clayton

3rd Base

Tony Batista
Mark Bellhorn
Geoff Blum
Aaron Boone
Russell Branyan
Jeff Cirillo
Pedro Feliz
Tony Graffanino
Corey Koskie
Abraham Nunez

Left Field

Cliff Floyd
Luis Gonzalez
Kenny Lofton
Orlando Palmeiro
Shannon Stewart
Rondell White
Brad Wilkerson
Preston Wilson

Center Field

Jeff DaVanon
Corey Patterson

Right Field

Milton Bradley
Shawn Green
Bobby Kielty
Rob Mackowiak
Trot Nixon
Reggie Sanders

Starters - R

Tony Armas
Kris Benson
Shawn Chacon
Matt Clement
Josh Fogg
Freddy Garcia
Livan Hernandez
Jason Jennings
Hiroki Kuroda (Japan)
Brian Lawrence
Kyle Lohse
Rodrigo Lopez
Brian Moehler
Ramon Ortiz
Russ Ortiz
Aaron Sele
Carlos Silva
Brett Tomko
Steve Trachsel
Jeff Weaver
Kip Wells

Starters - L

Tom Glavine
Mark Redman
Glendon Rusch
David Wells

Relievers - R

Antonio Alfonseca
Doug Brocail
Elmer Dessens
Matt Herges
Roberto Hernandez
Jorge Julio
Byung-Hyun Kim
Masahide Kobayashi (Japan)
Dan Kolb
Jose Mesa
Chris Rietsma
Rudy Seanez
Bob Wickman
Jay Witasick

Relievers - L

Scott Eyre
Mike Myers
Ron Villone


Ok, in this thread post and questions or corrections. I tried to be as accurate as possible, but with nearly 200 free agents I'm bound to have a few mistakes. All players with player options were made free agents. If you can provide a link to story that suggests the player will return to his team, I'll remove him from the free agent list. I need every GM to post which Team Options they are exercising. If you don't exercise your option before free agency starts, that player becomes a free agent.

Tampa 2 4 life
10-24-2007, 11:39 PM
Tampa Bay will exercise their option on Al Reyes, but not on Greg Norton.

Giantsfan1080
10-24-2007, 11:47 PM
The Mets are excercising their option on OF Moises Alou. Also, we have a 2008 option for Jose Valentin that we would also like to excercise.

BuckNaked
10-25-2007, 05:56 AM
The Yankees are exercising their option on Bobby Abreu and Andy Pettite.

S4L
10-25-2007, 03:27 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates choose NOT to exercise their team options on Cesar Izturis and Tony Armas.

Wootylicous
10-25-2007, 04:48 PM
San Diego will exercise their option on Greg Maddux

KCJ58
10-25-2007, 09:35 PM
the dodgers will NOT exercise their option on: Mike Leiberthal & Ramon Martinez

but will on Randy Wolf

fischbowl
10-25-2007, 09:39 PM
The Orioles will not exercise the option on Kris Benson

BuckNaked
10-25-2007, 09:45 PM
The Orioles will not exercise the option on Kris Benson

Good news everybody, Anna Benson is now on the open market!

Smokey Joe
10-25-2007, 10:06 PM
Yeah um, the White Sox aren't gonna pick up Mike Myers and Darin Erstad options picked up.

P-L
10-25-2007, 10:12 PM
The Red Sox are not going to pick up the option on RHP Julian Tavarez.

adschofield
10-26-2007, 07:22 AM
The Royals are exercising their option on David Riske and are NOT exercising their option on Odalis Perez

Hines
10-26-2007, 12:19 PM
the braves are not excersising chris rietsmas option

Im_a_Romosexual
10-26-2007, 12:23 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals will not pick up the option on C Gary Bennett.

Jughead10
10-26-2007, 12:50 PM
Cubs ARE NOT picking up the options on Steve Trachsel and Daryle Ward.

DChess
10-26-2007, 02:31 PM
indians would like to excercise:

pauly byrd
joe borowski
aaron fultz

cincinasty would like to excercise:
javier valentine
eddie guardado
adam dunn

Smokey Joe
10-26-2007, 03:41 PM
arbitration eligible players just stay with their team, right?

Wootylicous
10-26-2007, 04:13 PM
Rockies ARE NOT picking up the options on LaTroy Hawkins

P-L
10-26-2007, 05:46 PM
arbitration eligible players just stay with their team, right?

Yes.......

scottyboy
10-26-2007, 09:12 PM
reliever Trever Miller has a mutual option that the Houston Astros WILL pick up.

Sniper
10-31-2007, 09:55 AM
I just realized Jon Lieber and Kyle Lohse are FA.

******* sweet!