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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 07:26

MLBBrian Wilson had barely gotten the last out in the deciding Game 5 of the 2010 World Series, when MLB’s Hot Stove season began in earnest. As 2010’s season ends, the information passed on by the MLB Players Association shows that baseball season really never ends.

Following the final out of the 2010 World Series, the below 142 players became free agents pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement.

Per recent changes to the free agent provisions of the Basic Agreement, the exclusive negotiating period for free agents and their current clubs has been shortened to 5 days (from 15 days).  Beginning the sixth day, free agent players are eligible to negotiate and sign with any Club.

Remember, some of these players, such as Jason Varitek, while free agents, could be retiring.

NAME POS TEAM
Troy Glaus 1B AT
Eric Hinske OF AT
Derrek Lee 1B AT
Kris Benson SP AZ
Mike Hampton SP AZ
Aaron Heilman RP AZ
Rodrigo Lopez SP AZ
Brandon Webb SP AZ
Cesar Izturis SS BA
Julio Lugo 2B BA
Kevin Millwood SP BA
Corey Patterson OF BA
Koji* Uehara RP BA
Ty Wigginton 1B BA
Mike Lowell 1B BO
Victor Martinez C BO
Jason Varitek C BO
Xavier Nady OF CC
Willie Bloomquist OF CI
Miguel Cairo 3B CI
Jim Edmonds OF CI
Ramon J. Hernandez C CI
Michael Lincoln RP CI
Arthur Rhodes RP CI
Russ Springer RP CI
Joe Beimel RP CO
Jorge de la Rosa SP CO
Octavio Dotel RP CO
Jason Giambi 1B CO
Melvin Mora 3B CO
Jay Payton OF CO
Freddy Garcia SP CWS
Andruw Jones OF CWS
Paul Konerko 1B CWS
Mark Kotsay DH CWS
A.J. Pierzynski C CWS
J.J. Putz RP CWS
Manny Ramirez OF CWS
Omar Vizquel 3B CWS
Jeremy Bonderman SP DE
Johnny Damon DH DE
Gerald Laird C DE
Magglio Ordonez OF DE
Bobby Seay RP DE
Will Ohman RP FL
Jorge Sosa RP FL
Chad Tracy 3B FL
Geoff Blum SS HO
Brian Moehler RP HO
Bruce Chen SP KC
Hideki Matsui DH LAA
Scot Shields RP LAA
Brad Ausmus C LAD
Rod Barajas C LAD
Jay Gibbons OF LAD
Reed Johnson OF LAD
Hiroki* Kuroda SP LAD
Vicente Padilla SP LAD
Jeff Weaver RP LAD
David Bush SP MI
Chris Capuano SP MI
Craig Counsell SS MI
Jesse Crain RP MN
Randy Flores RP MN
Brian Fuentes RP MN
Matt Guerrier RP MN
Orlando Hudson 2B MN
Ron Mahay RP MN
Carl Pavano SP MN
Nick Punto 3B MN
Jon Rauch RP MN
Jim Thome DH MN
Henry Blanco C NYM
Elmer Dessens RP NYM
Kelvim Escobar RP NYM
Pedro Feliciano RP NYM
Fernando Tatis 1B NYM
Lance Berkman 1B NYY
Derek Jeter SS NYY
Nick Johnson DH NYY
Austin Kearns OF NYY
Chad Moeller C NYY
Andy Pettitte SP NYY
Mariano Rivera RP NYY
Marcus Thames OF NYY
Javier Vazquez SP NYY
Kerry Wood RP NYY
Justin Duchscherer SP OA
Ben Sheets SP OA
Jose Contreras RP PH
Chad Durbin RP PH
J.C. Romero RP PH
Mike Sweeney DH PH
Jayson Werth OF PH
Chan Ho Park RP PI
Kevin Correia SP SD
David Eckstein 2B SD
Jerry Hairston Jr SS SD
Matt Stairs OF SD
Miguel Tejada 3B SD
Yorvit Torrealba C SD
Josh Bard C SE
Chris Woodward SS SE
Jamey Wright RP SE
Pat Burrell OF SF
Jose Guillen DH SF
Aubrey Huff 1B SF
Guillermo Mota RP SF
Juan Uribe SS SF
Pedro Feliz 3B SL
Jason LaRue C SL
Mike MacDougal RP SL
Aaron Miles 2B SL
Brad Penny SP SL
Dennys Reyes RP SL
Jeff Suppan RP SL
Jake Westbrook SP SL
Randy Winn OF SL
Rocco Baldelli OF TB
Grant Balfour RP TB
Joaquin Benoit RP TB
Randy Choate RP TB
Carl Crawford OF TB
Brad Hawpe OF TB
Gabe Kapler OF TB
Carlos Pena 1B TB
Chad Qualls RP TB
Rafael Soriano RP TB
Jorge Cantu 3B TE
Frank Francisco RP TE
Cristian Guzman 2B TE
Cliff Lee SP TE
Bengie Molina C TE
Matt Treanor C TE
John Buck C TO
Scott Downs RP TO
Jason Frasor RP TO
Lyle Overbay 1B TO
Miguel Batista RP WA
Adam Dunn 1B WA
Willie Harris OF WA
Kevin Mench OF WA

* Free agent per contract provision in his UPC

The folllowing is a breakdown of all 142 players by club

Club # of FAs
Twins 10
Yankees 10
Rays 10
Cardinals 9
White Sox 8
Reds 7
Dodgers 7
Orioles 6
Rockies 6
Padres 6
Rangers 6
D-backs 5
Tigers 5
Mets 5
Phillies 5
Giants 5
Blue Jays 4
Nationals 4
Braves 3
Red Sox 3
Marlins 3
Brewers 3
Mariners 3
Astros 2
Angels 2
Athletics 2
Cubs 1
Pirates 1
Royals 1

On top of these 142 players, there are 34 other potential free agents that may, or may not, have options exercised in their contracts. Select READ MORE to see the listing of the 34 including the likes of World Series MVP, Edgar Renteria

NAME POS TEAM
Rick Ankiel OF AT
Kyle Farnsworth RP AT
Alex Gonzalez SS AT
Omar Infante 2B AT
Adam LaRoche 1B AZ
Mark Hendrickson RP BA
Adrian Beltre 3B BO
Bill Hall OF BO
Felipe Lopez 3B BO
David Ortiz DH BO
Aramis Ramirez 3B CC
Bronson Arroyo SP CI
Orlando Cabrera SS CI
Aaron Harang SP CI
Jeff Francis SP CO
Miguel Olivo C CO
Jhonny Peralta 3B DE
Scott Podsednik OF LAD
Doug Davis SP MI
Trevor Hoffman RP MI
Gregg Zaun C MI
Jose Reyes SS NYM
Eric Chavez DH OA
Coco Crisp OF OA
Mark Ellis 2B OA
Jon Garland SP SD
Chris Young SP SD
Erik Bedard SP SE
Russ Branyan 1B SE
Edgar Renteria SS SF
Daniel Wheeler RP TB
Vladimir Guerrero DH TE
Kevin Gregg RP TO
Adam Kennedy 2B WA

 

Source: MLBPA


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