Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Free Agents Still Remain

Teams' gear is packed and on the move to Arizona or Florida for Spring Training 2015, yet some guys still haven't found a home. I composed a 25-man roster of free agents desperately hoping to latch on with some team in the coming days/weeks.
Catcher:
Jeff Mathis
Ryan Doumit

First Base:
Tyler Colvin

Second Base:
Mark Ellis

Shortstop:
Everth Cabrera

Third Base:
Kevin Kouzmanoff

Outfield:
Reed Johnson
Jason Kubel
Tony Gwynn
Scott Hairston

Utility:
Donnie Murphy
Rafael Furcal
Jayson Nix

Rotation:
Chris Young
Kevin Correia
Dustin McGowan
Franklin Morales
Bruce Chen

Bullpen:
Francisco Rodriguez
Rafael Soriano
Joba Chamberlain
Jared Burton
Phile Coke
Joe Beimel
Mike Adams

Monday, January 26, 2015

Free Agent Squad - 2015

With Spring Training fast approaching (February 19th for pitchers and catchers), I thought I'd scour the free agent market to see who's feeling a bit lonely.  The bats are pretty much picked cleaned, but plenty of value is still awaiting to ink contracts in the pitching department, especially relief pitchers.  Below you will find a 25-man roster composed of remaining free agents.


Catcher:
Wil Nieves - 36 G, .254/.614, 0.6 WAR
Jeff Mathis - 64 G, .200/.537

First Base:
Ryan Doumit - 100 G, .197/.553

Second Base:
Rickie Weeks - 121 G, .284/.809, 36 R, 19 DBL, 8 HR,  0.1 WAR

Shortstop:
Everth Cabrera - 90 G, .232/.572, 36 R, 13 DBL, 18 SB, 0.6 WAR

Third Base:
Kevin Kouzmanoff - 13 G, .362/1.029, 0.7 WAR

Outfield:
Eric Young - 100 G, .229/.610, 48 R, 30 SB, 1.1 WAR
Reed Johnson - 113 G, .235/.614, 15 DBL
Ryan Ludwick - 112 G, .244/.683, 20 DBL, 9 HR, 45 RBI
Nolan Reimold - 29 G, .232/.717, 0.1 WAR
Nate Schierholtz - 122 G, .195/.552, 32 R, 11 DBL, 7 HR, 37 RBI

Utility:
Ramon Santiago - 75 G, .246/.667, 0.6 WAR
Gordon Beckham - 127 G, .226/.618, 53 R, 27 DBL, 9 HR, 44 RBI, 0.6 WAR

Lineup:
1. Eric Young/CF
2. Rickie Weeks/2B
3. Ryan Ludwick/LF
4. Kevin Kouzmanoff/3B
5. Nolan Reimold/RF
6. Everth Cabrera/SS
7. Reed Johnson/DH
8. Wil Nieves/C
9. Ryan Doumit/1B

Rotation:
James Shields - 34 GS, 227 IP, 14-8, 180 K, 3.21/1.18, 4.3 WAR
Kyle Kendrick - 32 GS, 199 IP, 10-13, 121 K, 4.61/1.36
Chris Young - 30 G, 29 GS, 165 IP, 12-9, 108 K, 3.65/1.23, 2.0 WAR
Roberto Hernandez - 32 G, 29 GS, 164.2 IP, 8-11, 105 K, 4.10/1.39, 0.4 WAR
Kevin Correia - 32 G, 26 GS, 154 IP, 7-17, 79 K, 5.44/1.50

Bullpen:
Francisco Rodriguez - 69 G, 68 IP, 5-5, 73 K, 44 SV, 3.04/0.99, 1.4 WAR
Rafael Soriano - 64 G, 62 IP, 4-1, 59 K, 32 SV,  3.19/1.13, 0.7 WAR
Burke Badenhop - 70 G, 70.2 IP, 40 K, 2.29/1.26, 1.8 WAR
Joe Beimel - 56 G, 45 IP, 3-1, 25 K, 2.20/1.18, 1.1 WAR
Chris Perez - 49 G, 46.1 IP, 39 K, 4.27/1.36
Casey Janssen - 50 G, 45.2 IP, 3-3, 28 K, 25 SV, 3.94/1.18, 0.1 WAR
Dustin McGowan - 53 G, 8 GS, 82 IP, 5-3, 61 K, 4.17/1.38, 0.4 WAR

Thoughts:
*Surprised a team like the Twins, Brewers, A's, Cardinals, Rays, Rockies, or Astros haven't offered Kendrick, C. Young, or Hernandez a 1 year deal to fill out their rotation.

*Blue Jays still need a closer (K-Rod or Soriano).

*Joe Beimel and Burke Badenhop had great seasons last year, they'd help almost any bullpen.  Hey Tigers!

*Rickie Weeks can still hit (Orioles?).  Royals could use him too, sliding Omar Infante over to 3rd if Mike Moustakas falters yet again.

*The Diamondbacks need a backup catcher.

*Phillies and Marlins could use another outfielder.

*Three teams with real playoff aspirations, the Nationals, White Sox and Pirates, could use one more solid reliever.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day- MLB Style

As America recognizes the men and women that have served or who are currently serving in this wonderful country's Armed Forces, WSBGMs wants to stick with the theme and give a shout-out to each MLB teams' longest tenured player.

Article first appeared on We Should Be GMs.


* = free agent

AL East:
Baltimore Orioles - Adam Jones/2008, *Nick Markakis/2006

Boston Red Sox - David Ortiz/2003

New York Yankees - Alex Rodriguez/2004

Tampa Bay Rays - Ben Zobrist/2006

Toronto Blue Jays - Jose Bautista/2008, *Dustin McGowan/2005


AL Central:
Chicago White Sox - John Danks/2007 

Cleveland Indians - Carlos Carrasco & Michael Brantley/2009

Detroit Tigers - Justin Verlander/2005

Kansas City Royals - Alex Gordon/2007

Minnesota Twins - Joe Mauer/2004

AL West:
Houston Astros - Jason Castro/2010

Los Angeles Angels - Jered Weaver & Erick Aybar/2006

Oakland Athletics - Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson & Eric Sogard/2010

Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez/2005

Texas Rangers - Matt Harrison/2008 


NL East:
Atlanta Braves - Kris Medlen/2009 

Miami Marlins - Giancarlo Stanton & Steve Cishek/2010

New York Mets - David Wright/2004

Philadelphia Phillies - Jimmy Rollins/2000

Washington Nationals - Ryan Zimmerman/2005

NL Central:
Chicago Cubs - Starlin Castro & Welington Castillo/2010

Cincinnati Reds - Brandon Phillips/2006 

Milwaukee Brewers - Yovani Gallardo & Ryan Braun/2007, *Rickie Weeks/2003

Pittsburgh Pirates - Neil Walker & Andrew McCutchen/2009 

St. Louis Cardinals - Yadier Molina/2004 


NL West:
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miguel Montero/2006

Colorado Rockies - Troy Tulowitzki/2006

Los Angeles Dodgers - Matt Kemp & Andre Ethier/2006

San Diego Padres - Will Venable/2008

San Francisco Giants - Matt Cain/2005