MLB.com is sponsoring another year of Free Agent Frenzy
. They give you a list of the top 15 free agents in their opinion and you rank them by team and by confidence level. Winner gets free opening day tickets.
Try to use the comments to ONLY post your own picks. (So don't go looking at the comments and then posting your picks, please do that first) Once all the players on the list sign, I'll try and calculate a winner. I'll figure out a prize later.
Signing period begins tomorrow so get your picks in quick!!!
You can view mine after the jump:
|A.J. Burnett||Seattle Mariners||6|
|Johnny Damon||Boston Red Sox||4|
|Kyle Farnsworth||Atlanta Braves||7|
|Rafael Furcal||Chicago Cubs||15|
|Nomar Garciaparra||LA Dodgers||11|
|Brian Giles||St. Louis Cardinals||12|
|Jacque Jones||San Diego Padres||5|
|Paul Konerko||Chicago White Sox||13|
|Kevin Millwood||Baltimore Orioles||8|
|Bengie Molina||NY Mets||14|
|Matt Morris||LA Dodgers||3|
|Mike Piazza||Detroit Tigers||2|
|B.J. Ryan||NY Yanks||9|
|Billy Wagner||NY Mets||7|
|Preston Wilson||Arizona D'Backs||1|
Some quick reasonings:
Burnett: Too many teams interested, tough call at the moment, no state tax, big ballpark favors Seattle
Damon: Doesn't sound like anyone really wants him for such a highly touted guy, does it?
Farnsworth: So begins the list of players I have no idea where they end up
Furcal: I'm an optimist by nature
Nomar: Dodgers always seemed like the logical landing place for him
Jones: Just based off some rumors
Konerko: Too many good feelings after the Series to leave
Millwood: Reunited with Mazzone?
Molina: Mets really want him, he's got family there, sounds perfect
Morris: Dodgers got some cash this off-season just no one to spend it for them
Piazza: Absolutely no idea other than it'll be an AL team
Ryan: What the Yanks want, the Yanks pay for
Wagner: Toss-up between Phils & Mets, tough call
Wilson: No idea how he got on this list, sounds like one of those guys the Pirates take a waiver on in Feb, but I'm drawing a blank on the D'Backs cf