Philer UP!… A Quick Look At The Free-Agent Class..(Not Fun To Look At)

I figured to give a quick look at the list of free-agents that are out there for the Phils.  I will go into more detail later on what I would do with the Phils in another post. My boy Chuck, already broken down the Josh Hamilton option.

So what are the Phils most pressing needs? Obviously, it is third base, outfield and relievers. So here is a quick glance at some of the notable free-agents..

Third Base..

Miguel Cairo, age (39)
Eric Chavez, age (35)
Mark DeRosa, age (38)
Brandon Inge, age (36)
Maicer Izturis, age (32)
Jose Lopez, age (29)
Placido Polanco, age (37) – $5.5MM mutual option
Mark Reynolds, age (29) – $11MM club option
Scott Rolen, age (38)
Ty Wigginton, age (35) – $4MM club option
David Wright, age (30) – $16MM club option
Kevin Youkilis, age (34) – $13MM club option

Ummm…That is all I have for that list. The Mets will likely pick up their option on Wright, shattered dreams… I had to show the entire list of third basemen, just because its that awful..

Outfield..

LF..

Melky Cabrera (28)
Jonny Gomes (32)
Josh Hamilton (32)
Andruw Jones (36)
Ryan Ludwick (34) – $5MM mutual option 
Juan Pierre (35)
Delmon Young (27)

CF..

Michael Bourn (30)
Curtis Granderson (32) – $15MM club option 
Scott Hairston (33)
Angel Pagan (31)
Cody Ross (32)
Grady Sizemore (30)
B.J. Upton (28)
Shane Victorino (32)

RF..

Torii Hunter (37)
Andruw Jones (36)
Ryan Ludwick (34) – $5MM mutual option 
Cody Ross (32)
Ichiro Suzuki (39)
Nick Swisher (32)

I mean its better than the third base options but nothing to go crazy about. Phils could be looking for 2- 3 outfielders…

Relievers..

Closers/Set-up-man..

Grant Balfour (35) – $4.5MM club option 
Jonathan Broxton (29)
Matt Capps (29) – $6MM club option 
Brandon League (30)
Ryan Madson (32) – $11MM mutual option 
Brett Myers (32) – $10MM vesting option 
J.J. Putz (36) – $6.5MM club option 
Mariano Rivera (43)
Fernando Rodney (36) – $2.5MM club option 
Joakim Soria (29) – $8MM club option
Jose Valverde (35)

RHP..

Mike Adams (34)
Jose Contreras (41) – $2.5M club option
Chad Durbin (35)
Kyle Farnsworth (37)
Jason Frasor (35)
Kevin Gregg (35)
LaTroy Hawkins (38)
Bobby Jenks (32)
Brandon Lyon (33)
Francisco Rodriguez (31)
Rafael Soriano (33) – $14MM player option 

LHP..

Jeremy Affeldt (34)
Sean Burnett (30) – $3.5MM mutual option 
Pedro Feliciano (35) – $4.5MM club option
Brian Fuentes (37) – $6.5MM club option 
Mike Gonzalez (35)
J.P. Howell (28)
J.C. Romero (37)

Give me Mike Adams and YES, Brett Myers. Myers and Pap in the 8th and 9th inning would be fun as hell to watch..

Lists via MLB Trade Rumors..

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