1/9 Future free agents

To those of you wondering who will be free agents after the 2012 season, MLB Trade Rumors put together a list to consider:

Pitchers: Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Brandon McCarthy

Catcher: Yadier Molina, Chris Iannetta, Russell Martin, Miguel Montero, Mike Napoli, A.J. Pierzynski, Yorvit Torrealba

First base: Lance Berkman, Aubrey Huff, Adam LaRoche, Carlos Lee, James Loney.

Second base: Kelly Johnson, Maicer Izturis, Freddy Sanchez. Also possible FA: Robinson Cano, Ian Kinsler and Brandon Phillips (if Phillips doesn’t sign extension and Cano and Kinsler’s options aren’t picked up)

Shortstops: Erick Aybar, Stephen Drew, Marco Scutaro, Alex Gonzalez.

Third basemen: David right, Scott Rolen, Placido Polanco.

Outfielders: Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, B.J. Upton, Shane Victorino, Melky Cabrera, Marlon Byrd, Grady Sizemore, Angel Pagan, Andre Ethier, Carlos Quentin, Nick Swisher.

— Carrie Muskat


I don’t see Soriano…oh yeah, EIGHT years.

How about Ryan Dempster? I really wish we’d eat some of his contract and move the Chokester out of our rotation this year. Still baffled Hendry resigned him after that horrible Game 1 loss in 2008.

please get Cain or Hamels….. that plus the guys we are currently acquiring should give us PLENTY of depth…… we still need a 3B and I am not wild about any of te 3B… Wright needs to prove he can stay healthy and stilll produce

I agree that Dempster should never have been given a player option by Hendry but Hendry had a policy of over paying and paying for past performances. Nobody should be surprised Dempster picked up an easy 14 mil that no other GM would have given him. At least Dempster has some value and has a chance of improving (even if by luck such as great defense or a blown call etc) upon last years performance and MAY help this team. Dempster is not a problem like Soriano is, he’s just an over-rated (by Hendry, not us fans) non-factor but not clogging the system such as Soriano. Also agree with petrey10 nobody, including Wright is worth going after for the 2013 season at 3B. Stewart should be at least adequate and if not I have confidence that Epstein will address any issues.

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