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*= Option, **= Mutual option, ***= Plyer option

Catchers:

 

Ivan Rodruigez

Javy Lopez

Benito Santiago

Brent Mayne*

Greg Myers

Brook Fordyce*

Brad Ausmus

Sandy Alomar

John Flaherty

Chris Widger

Kelly Stinett

Tim Laker--option picked up

Joe Girardi

Greg Zaun

Keith Osik

Eddie Perez

Todd Pratt

Mike DeFilice

Matt Walbeck

Pat Borders

 

Fordyce and Mayne have options which likely will not be picked up.

 

First Base:

 

Frank Thomas**

Rafael Palmerio

Eric Karros

Fred McGriff

J.T. Snow*

Ron Coomer

Tony Clark

Travis Lee**

Mark Grace* - Retiring

Julio Franco

Andres Gallaraga

Wil Cordero

 

Thomas has option which will likely be excercised, Snow and Grace have options that likely won't be.

 

Second Base:

 

Luis Castillo

Todd Walker

Fernando Vina*

Roberto Alomar

Mark McLemore

Eric Young*

Mark Grudzielanek

Chris Stynes**

Damian Jackson

Jose Vizciano

Tony Graffinino

Pokey Reese*

Terry Shumpert

Jay Bell - reportedly Retiring

Pat Meares

Jeff Reboulet

Denny Hocking

Carlos Baerga

Keith Lockhart

 

* = Options, none likely picked up.

 

Shortstop:

 

Miguel Tejada

Edgar Renteria*

Rich Aurilia

Rey Sanchez

Rey Ordonez

Tony Womack

Jose Hernandez

Royce Clayton*

Andy Fox

Chris Gomez

Deivi Cruz*

Mike Bordick- retiring

Juan Castro

 

Renteria likely picked up.

 

Third Base:

 

Tony Batista

Robin Ventura

Vinny Castilla

Joe Randa

Fernando Tatis

Dean Palmer

Tyler Houston

Lenny Harris

 

Left Field:

 

Shannon Stewart

Rondell White

Mike Tucker

Troy O'Leary

Ruben Sierra

Todd Hollandsworth

Al Martin

Orlando Palmeiro

Mark Sweeney

John Mabry*

Ricky Henderson

 

Center Field:

 

Carl Everett

Mike Cameron

Jose Cruz Jr**

Kenny Lofton

Tom Goodwin

Doug Glanville

Jeffrey Hammonds

Eric Owens

Marvin Benard

Darren Bragg

 

Right Field:

 

Vlad Geurrero

Gary Sheffield

Juan Gonzalez

Jose Guillen

Jeromy Burnitz

Raul Mondesi

Raul Ibanez

Brian Jordan*

Reggie Sanders

Matt Stairs

John Van DerWal

 

Designated Hitters:

 

Edger Martinez - Considering retirement

Ellis Burks*

Brad Fullmer

Ben Grieve

B.J. Surhoff

 

Starters:

 

Bartolo Colon

Kevin Millwood

Greg Maddux

Roger Clemens- retiring

Andy Pettitte

Sidney Ponson

Kelvim Escobar

David Wells*

Rick Reed*

Pedro Astacio

Andy Ashby

Shawn Estes

Cory Lidle

Jeff Suppan*

John Thompson

Ron Villone

Miguel Batista*

Robert Person

Sterling Hitchcock*

Kenny Rogers

Jeff D'Amico

Darren Oliver

Jason Bere

John Burkett

Shane Reynolds**

Scott Erickson

Jimmy Haynes

Brian Anderson

Jose Lima

Wilson Alvarez

Todd Ritchie

 

Starters with options likely to be excercised:

 

Hideo Nomo*

Derek Lowe*

Esteban Loaiza*

Pat Hentgen*

Paul Byrd***

Chris Carpenter*

 

Closers:

 

Keith Foulke

Robb Nen***

Eddie Guardado

Tim Worrell

Trevor Hoffman*

Armando Benitez

Rod Beck

Tom Gordon

Matt Mantei***- Has reportedly excercised his option.

Ugueth Urbina

Curt Lezkanic

Mike DeJean*

Jose Jiminez

Jose Mesa

Mike Williams

 

Other relievers:

 

Shigatoshi Hasagawa

Authur Rhodes

Jeff Nelson

Gabe White

Scott Sullivan

Felix Rodruigez**

Jason Grimsley

Mike Timlin

Real Cormier* - option excercised.

Joey Eischen*

Antonio Osuna*

Dan Plesac- retiring

Latroy Hawkins

Mike Myers

Darren Holmes

Terry Adams

Turk Wendell

Kent Merker

Antonio Alfonseca

Jim Mecir

Graham Lloyd

Steve Reed

Chad Fox

Turk Wendell

Tod Jones

Mark Guthrie

Felix Heredia

Cal Eldred

Mike Fetters

Steve Sparks*

Roberto Hernandez

Hector Carrasco

Bobby Howery*

Mark Wohlers*

Cal Eldred

Steve Avery

Jeff Fassero

Mike Jackson

Julian Tavarez

Russ Springer

Brian Mohler

Vic Darensbourg

 

Players outrighted who have declared themselves free agents or who (presumably) have the option to declare free agency:

Joe Roa -P, Luther Hackman -P, Gary Bennett -C, Jesus Sanchez -P, Brian Schmack -P, Danny Klassen -3B, Warren Morris -2B, Kevin Witt -1B, AJ Hinch -C, Jermaine Clark - OF, Ryan Christensen -OF, Donnie Sadler -IF, Aaron Fultz -P, Armando Rios -OF, Joe Vitiello -OF, Dave Elder -P, Matt Wise -P, Todd Greene -C, Dan Serafani -P, John Halama -P, Mark Johnson - C, Bobby Estelella -C, Carlos Reyes -P, Shane Spencer -OF, Marcus Thames-OF, Luke Prokopec -P

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You have two choices.

 

Would you rather:

 

A.) Keep basically the nucleus of your pitching staff (virtually everyone) and Luis Castillo.

 

OR

 

B.) Keep Pudge, get rid of Castillo and put in Hooper, lose both of your closers, and keep Castro on the bench for another 3 years.

 

I chose A.

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Guest marlins02

I say we re-sign Pudge, sign Vlad and let go Castillo and sign a cheap 2B like Todd Walker.

Pudge and Vladi? is Loria gonna go into crack dealing? what about Lowell? and the rotation? i dont know if Loria has that much "special" money, but who knows?

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I say we re-sign Pudge, sign Vlad and let go Castillo and sign a cheap 2B like Todd Walker.

First of all, Todd Walker had a good year, and won't exactly be "cheap" compared to Luis Castillo, and 2nd, there is no chance on God's green earth that any team in baseball not named the Yankees has enough money to sign Pudge and Vlad.

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