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Offseason Plan: Conclusion

The Offseason Plan series has sadly ended. It was a lot of fun writing this. I hope you enjoyed it. Remember, you can always click on the sidebar link: Offseason Plan to see them all. Here are the links for every team’s offseason plan…


Marlins, Astros, Blue Jays, Cubs, Diamond Backs, Dodgers, Mariners, Giants, Orioles, Red Sox, White Sox, Tigers, Indians, Angels, Phillies, Rays, Royals, Reds, Rockies, Mets, Twins, Padres, Nationals, Rangers, Brewers, Pirates, Cardinals, A’s, Braves, Yankees.

Offseason Plan: Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are a bad team, end of story. They need to blow this team up and start from scratch. I think a fire sale is in order. They have not done well, thus far. Seattle had two chances to trade Jarrod Washburn and his big salary, but passed both times. Washburn has had a terrible month of August, but hopefully some team will still take on that large salary in the offseason. Also, maybe they didn’t want to make any trades untill they found out who the next GM will be. I have a feeling Lee Pelekoudas won’t be back. In this offseason they need to trade Washburn and his salary if there are any takers, maybe trade Miguel Batista and/or Carlos Silva as well while eating salary. Erik Bedard also has to go. He is the only player on their team outside of Ichiro and Felix Hernandez that could bring back quality prospects in a trade. They can’t let these overpayed veterans get all the starts and force great prospects like Brandon Morrow and AJ Dickey into the bullpen. I wouldn’t mind if they dealt all four of these guys. Now, to the offense. They were stubborn in there asking prices for Adrian Belte and Raul Ibanez as well. Ibanez they had an excuse, though, because if they let Ibanez walk this winter, they will get draft picks because of his type A status. Beltre needs to be moved. Next year is the last in his contract and they won’t be competing. Also, try to move Kenji Johjima if you can. It will be hard becasue of his terrible contract, but maybe there will be a taker because of the weak free agent market for catchers. So my plan for the Mariners: No big money free agents, and have a fire sale.

Offseason Needs

Now that I have finished the free agent market series, I will list the offseason needs of every team. It’s just another way to find out what your team is interested in.


Braves- Starter, Reliever, Left Fielder, Center Fielder

Mets- Starter, Reliever, Left Fielder, First Basemen

Phillies- Starter, Reliever, Left Fielder

Marlins- Reliever, Catcher

Nationals- Starter, Reliever, two outfielders

Cubs- Reliever, Center Fielder

Brewers- Starter, Reliever (get 2), Center Fielder

Cardinals- Starter, Reliever, Second Basemen, Shortstop

Astros- Starter (get 2), Reliever (get 2), Catcher

Reds- Reliever, Center Fielder, Left Fielder, Shortstop, Catcher

Pirates- Starter, Reliever

Dodgers- Starter (get 2), Shortstop, Second Base, Third Base

Diamond Backs- Starter, Reliever, Second Base

Padres- Starter, Reliever, Left Fielder, Center Fielder

Rockies- Starter, Reliever, Second Basemen

Giants- Reliever, Shortstop, Third Basemen

Angels- Reliever, First Basemen, Left Fielder or DH

Rangers- Starter, Reliever, DH

A’s- Shortstop, Third Basemen

Mariners- Reliever, DH, Left Fielder

White Sox- Second Basemen

Twins- Reliever, Third Basemen, Shortstop

Tigers- Starter, Reliever, Catcher, Shortstop, Left Fielder

Royals- Starter, First Basemen, Catcher

Indians- Starter, Reliever, Second Basemen, Third Basemen/Shortstop

Yankees- Starter, Reliever, First Basemen/Left Fielder

Red Sox- Reliever, Catcher

Rays- Right Fielder, DH

Blue Jays- DH, Shortstop

Orioles- Starter, Reliever, First Basemen, Third Basemen, Shortstop

Designated Hitter Free Agent Market

I almost forgot about this one. So now you’ll have your entire free agent market series. Don’t forget that you can always find the whole series in the free agent market link on the sidebar.


Free Agents

  • Manny Ramirez
  • Vladimir Guerrero (15 million club option with a 3 million buyout)
  • Pat Burrell
  • Adam Dunn
  • Milton Bradley
  • Jim Thome (13 million club option with a 3 million buyout)
  • Jason Giambi (22 million club option with a 5 million buyout)
  • Raul Ibanez
  • Frank Thomas
  • Juan Rivera
  • Cliff Floyd (2.75 million club option with a 0.15 million buyout)
  • Mike Sweeny
  • Jose Vidro

Teams in Need

  • Rays
  • Blue Jays
  • Angels
  • A’s
  • White Sox
  • Rangers
  • Mariners

Middle Relief Free Agent Market

Get Ready. Today, I will try to takle the middle relief free agent market. There are a lot of players, and a lot of teams interested. Here it goes.


Free Agents

  • Chad Durbin
  • Damaso Marte (6 million club option with a 0.25 million buyout)
  • Russ Springer
  • Will Ohman
  • Darren Oliver
  • Eddie Guardado
  • David Weathers
  • Dennys Reyes
  • Jaun Cruz
  • Arthur Rhodes
  • Kyle Farnsworth
  • Jon Lieber
  • Jeremy Affeldt
  • Keith Foulke
  • Doug Brocail (club option)
  • Matt Herges
  • Al Reyes
  • Tom Gordon (4.5 million club option with a 1 million buyout)
  • Trever Miller (2 million club option with a 0.4 million buyout)
  • Scott Eyre
  • Alan Embree (3 million club option)
  • Guillermo Mota
  • Bob Howry
  • LaTroy Hawkins
  • Mike Timlin
  • Jaun Rincon
  • Matt Wise
  • Kip Wells
  • Shawn Chacon
  • Steve Kline

Teams in Need

  • Mets
  • Phillies
  • Marlins
  • Nationals
  • Braves
  • Cubs
  • Brewers (get 2)
  • Reds
  • Astros (get 2)
  • Pirates
  • Cardinals
  • D’Backs
  • Padres
  • Rockies
  • Giants
  • Rangers
  • Angels
  • Mariners
  • Indians (get 2)
  • Twins
  • Tigers (get 2)
  • Yankees
  • Red Sox
  • Indians
  • Orioles

Left Field Free Agent Market

After the worst market in center field, you get the best one in left field.


Free Agents

  • Manny Ramirez 
  • Pat Burrell
  • Adam Dunn
  • Milton Bradley
  • Raul Ibanez
  • Moisis Alou
  • Garret Anderson (14 million club option with a 3 million buyout)
  • Emil Brown
  • Juan Rivera
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Cliff Floyd (2.75 million club option with a 0.25 million buyout)
  • Kevin Mench
  • Willy Mo Pena (5 million club option or a 2 million player option)
  • Jay Payton
  • Craig Monroe
  • Jason Michaels

Teams in Need

  • Mets (Only if F-Mart isn’t ready)
  • Braves
  • Nationals
  • Angels
  • Padres
  • Tigers
  • Orioles
  • Mariners
  • Reds
  • Phillies