Free Agent Frenzy
Submitted by Rob G. on Thu, 11/10/2005 - 10:55pm
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:
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
|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|
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Der Kaiser out 3-5 days with rib strain. Will be reevaluated then.
Dear Webmaster: Current home page loading time is slightly over 1 minute 15 seconds. Opening this page was similar. These are minutes of my life I can't get back. Sad but true. There is a fracture, I need to fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0S5EN7-RtI
Just took a long time to open right now
SF continues their kickass losing streak (6 games). WAS is suddenly back in the WC competition mix via SF's suck. SF 7.0 games back and WAS 7.5 games back is a hell of a distance for either team to climb at this point in the season.
Nice stuff tonight... Brewers sweep Pirates, 5-3 Giants losing to Rockies 9-2, 5th Dodgers losing 2-0 to SD, early. Corey Seager strikes out in 1st MLB at-bat.
Still taking quite a bit of time
I was running something that probably slowed it down. Should be much better now
Is it me, or is the site taking fo-r-ev-er to load?
Trying to make comments dynamic such that one displays to everyone in the comments section as well as in the recent comments blocks immediately after it's posted (i.e. no refresh required). Second test
It's Magic. http://tinyurl.com/osa2pm2
"never been a fan of using closers in non-save situations." Tie game at home in the ninth, there can never be a save situation. So you're saying, don't use your best reliever today.
Sorry if this was covered in a different thread, but while I overall like this new design, the white type on the dark background is a killer. I may be in the minority on that. But again, nice job.
It was almost like Javy was saying, "see, O&B, same old Javy here." Guy's gotta learn you don't need to swing hard to knock a Chapman ball out of the park. Choke up, dude, follow Rizzo's lead.
The magic number is now 24.