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There's lots of speculation on what Free agents will go where and for how much. Here's your chance to put what you think in writing so you can say 'I told you so'.

You'll predict each of the following:

* Team player signs with
* Number of years of contract (team and mutual options don't count)
* Average annual salary (guaranteed portion only)


Points will be assigned as follows:

* Correctly predict new team - 3 points
* Correctly predict same team - 1 point
* Correctly predict number of years of contract - 1 point
* Correctly predict average annual salary (within 10% of actual) - 2 points

Tiebreaker:

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Here are the 25 players to predict:

A.J. Burnett
B.J. Ryan
Bengie Molina
Billy Wagner
Braden Looper
Brian Giles
Dmitri Young
Eddie Guardado
Erubiel Durazo
Frank Thomas
Hideki Matsui
Jarrod Washburn
Jeff Weaver
Johnny Damon
Kevin Millwood
Kyle Farnsworth
Matt LeCroy
Matt Morris
Mike Piazza
Nomar Garciaparra
Paul Byrd
Paul Konerko
Rafael Furcal
Todd Jones
Tom Gordon
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To make your prediciton copy and paste the names and then enter your guess (separated by commas).

A guess should look like this:

Player, team name (not the city), # years, annual salary (rounded to hundred thousand). For example, the first player on the list:

A.J. Burnett, Angels, 3, 8.5

So the above prediction would be A.J. Burnett signing with the LA Angels of Anaheim for 3 years and $25.5 million.

Following this format is greatly appreciated. Entries need to be posted by 11:59 pm on Nov 6th.
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Jim - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 10:25 AM EST (#130910) #
A.J. Burnett, Red Sox, 4, 12.5
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 3, 9.5
Bengie Molina, Angels, 4, 7.2
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 4, 9.1
Braden Looper, Red Sox, 3, 5.1
Brian Giles, Giants, 3, 10.0
Dmitri Young, Blue Jays, 3, 8.0
Eddie Guardado, Rangers, 3, 6.5
Erubiel Durazo, Mets, 3, 7.5
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 4.5 (without including buy-out)
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 3, 11.0
Jarrod Washburn, Mariners, 4, 8.0
Jeff Weaver, Braves, 4, 9.0
Johnny Damon, Orioles, 4, 11.0
Kevin Millwood, Athletics, 3, 8.5
Kyle Farnsworth, Cardinals, 2, 6.0
Matt LeCroy, Red Sox, 1, 2.0
Matt Morris, Brewers, 2, 5.0
Mike Piazza, Devil Rays, 1, 5.0
Nomar Garciaparra, Mariners, 2, 5.5
Paul Byrd, Royals, 2, 5.0
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 11.5
Rafael Furcal, Mets, 5, 11.7
Todd Jones, Astros, 1, 4.5
Tom Gordon, Yankees, 1, 6.5
Pepper Moffatt - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 10:35 AM EST (#130912) #
Here goes nothing:

A.J. Burnett, Red Sox, 4, 13
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 3, 9
Bengie Molina, Dodgers, 4, 7
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 3, 9
Braden Looper, Yankees, 3, 5
Brian Giles, Padres, 3, 10
Dmitri Young, Blue Jays, 3, 7.5
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 3, 7
Erubiel Durazo, A's, 2, 2.5
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 6
Hideki Matsui, Mariners, 4, 13
Jarrod Washburn, Blue Jays, 4, 8
Jeff Weaver, Dodgers, 4, 10
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 3, 12
Kevin Millwood, Red Sox, 3, 9
Kyle Farnsworth, Devil Rays, 2, 5
Matt LeCroy, Rockies, 1, 1
Matt Morris, Orioles, 2, 6
Mike Piazza, Angels, 1, 6
Nomar Garciaparra, Cubs, 1, 5
Paul Byrd, Angels, 2, 6
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 12
Rafael Furcal, Astros, 4, 11
Todd Jones, Yankees, 1, 3
Tom Gordon, Yankees, 1, 6
Wildrose - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 10:38 AM EST (#130913) #
A brief point, Dimitri Young is NOT a Free agent, he signed a 1 year, $8 million, extension in September.
Smaj - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 10:41 AM EST (#130914) #
A.J. Burnett, Rangers, 4, 13
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 4, 7
Bengie Molina, Padres, 4, 6
Billy Wagner, Orioles, 4, 8
Braden Looper, Marlins, 1, 1
Brian Giles, Cardinals, 3, 9
Dmitri Young, Dodgers, 3, 6
Eddie Guardado, Phillies, 3, 5
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 2, 5
Frank Thomas, Angels, 2, 5
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 3, 12
Jarrod Washburn, Blue Jays, 4, 8
Jeff Weaver, Dodgers, 4, 8
Johnny Damon, Yankees, 3, 12
Kevin Millwood, Red Sox, 3, 10
Kyle Farnsworth, Giants, 4, 6
Matt LeCroy, Giants, 2, 2
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 3, 6
Mike Piazza, Mariners, 3, 7
Nomar Garciaparra, Dodgers, 3, 8
Paul Byrd, Braves, 2, 5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 3, 12
Rafael Furcal, Mets, 4, 8
Todd Jones, Marlins, 3, 4
Tom Gordon, Mets, 3, 6
Brian - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 10:47 AM EST (#130916) #
A.J. Burnett, Orioles, 4, 13
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 3, 5.5
Bengie Molina, Dodgers, 4, 6.5
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 4, 10
Braden Looper, Tigers, 2, 5
Brian Giles, Padres, 3, 10
Dmitri Young, not a Free agent??
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 2, 4
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 2, 3.5
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 4
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 14.5
Jarrod Washburn, Blue Jays, 3, 7
Jeff Weaver, Blue Jays, 4, 8
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 3, 12
Kevin Millwood, Indians, 3, 10
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 5
Matt LeCroy, Rockies, 1, 1
Matt Morris, Orioles, 2, 5.5
Mike Piazza, Angels, 1, 5
Nomar Garciaparra,Dodgers, 1, 5
Paul Byrd, Royals, 2, 6
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 14
Rafael Furcal, Mets, 4, 7
Todd Jones, Marlins, 1, 3
Tom Gordon, Phillies, 1, 4
Pistol - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:01 AM EST (#130918) #
A brief point, Dimitri Young is NOT a Free agent, he signed a 1 year, $8 million, extension in September

My source was wrong! Young's contract kicked in when he hit 500 PAs. Good catch.

So if you guess Tigers, 1, $8.0 million, you'll get some easy points (although everyone will get full credit)

Wildrose - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:17 AM EST (#130921) #
Should have kept quiet and got my guaranteed points, (probably the only points I'll get!)




A.J. Burnett 4 12 Jays
B.J. Ryan 3 9 Yanks
Bengie Molina 3 7 Mets

Billy Wagner 3 10 Phils
Braden Looper 3 5 BoSox
Brian Giles 4 36 Padres
Dmitri Young 1 8 Tigers
Eddie Guardado 3 7 Tigers
Erubiel Durazo 3 8 Jays
Frank Thomas 2 5 Twins
Hideki Matsui 3 12 Yanks
Jarrod Washburn 4 9 Redsox
Jeff Weaver 4 9 Dodgers
Johnny Damon 3 12 RedSox
Kyle Farnsworth 3 5 Atlanta
Matt LeCroy 1 3 A's
Matt Morris 3 5 Bosox
Mike Piazza 2 9 Padres
Nomar Garciaparra 3 6 Dodgers
Paul Konerko 4 12 WhiteSox
Rafael Furcal 4 12 Cubs
Todd Jones 2 8 Tigers
Tom Gordon 3 6 Cubs
Byrd 3 6 Angel's
Millwood 4 9 Cleveland
Pistol - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:28 AM EST (#130922) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 4, 13.8
B.J. Ryan, Tigers, 3, 9.5
Bengie Molina, Mets, 4, 7.5
Billy Wagner, Mets, 3, 9.2
Braden Looper, Yankees, 3, 4.4
Brian Giles, Cardinals, 3, 12.8
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8.0
Eddie Guardado, Yankees, 2, 3.5
Erubiel Durazo, Athletics, 1, 4.7
Frank Thomas, Blue Jays, 1, 5.5
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 12.5
Jarrod Washburn, Nationals, 4, 9.1
Jeff Weaver, Dodgers, 3, 8.7
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 4, 13.3
Kevin Millwood, Tigers, 4, 11.0
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 3, 6.5
Matt LeCroy, Orioles, 2, 2.5
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 2, 7.0
Mike Piazza, Angels, 2, 7.5
Nomar Garciaparra, Diamondbacks, 1, 6.4
Paul Byrd, Angels, 3, 6.5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 5, 14.8
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 4, 9.5
Todd Jones, Marlins, 2, 5.0
Tom Gordon, Phillies, 2, 6.5
VBF - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:35 AM EST (#130923) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 5, 13
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 4, 9.2
Bengie Molina, Angels, 2, 5.5
Billy Wagner, Yankees, 5, 10
Braden Looper, Nationals, 2, 4
Brian Giles, Braves, 3, 12
Dmitri Young, 1, 8
Eddie Guardado, Jays, 1, 5
Erubiel Durazo, Rays, 1, 2
Frank Thomas, Jays, 2, 6
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 5, 15
Jarrod Washburn, Dodgers, 3, 9
Jeff Weaver, Yankees(!), 2, 9
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 2, 11
Kevin Millwood, Indians, 3, 10
Kyle Farnsworth, Rockies, 1, 4.3
Matt LeCroy, Jays, 1, 0.8
Matt Morris, Orioles, 2, 5.5
Mike Piazza, Royals, 1, 6
Nomar Garciaparra, Mets, 1, 5
Paul Byrd, Rays, 2, 5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 5, 17(!)
Rafael Furcal, Braves, 2, 7
Todd Jones, Yankees, 2, 5
Tom Gordon, Astros, 1, 4
Anders - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:58 AM EST (#130926) #
A.J. Burnett, Orioles, 4, 11
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 3, 7
Bengie Molina, Angels, 3, 5
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 3, 9.9
Braden Looper, Mets, 3, 2.5
Brian Giles, Yankees 3, 11
Dmitri Young, Detroit, 1, 8
Eddie Guardado, Seattle, 1, 6
Erubiel Durazo, Detroit, 3, 7
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 2
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 11.5
Jarrod Washburn, D-Backs, 3, 8
Jeff Weaver, Red Sox, 3, 10
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 4, 11.5
Kevin Millwood, Yankees, 3, 8.5
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 3, 5
Matt LeCroy, D-Rays, 3, 4
Matt Morris, D-Backs, 3, 6
Mike Piazza, Angels, 3, 5
Nomar Garciaparra, Nationals 1, 7
Paul Byrd, Angels, 3, 7
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 12.5
Rafael Furcal, Mets, 4, 10
Todd Jones, Yankees, 3, 5
Tom Gordon, Orioles, 3, 7
Nick - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 12:36 PM EST (#130931) #
Sorry Pistol, but I believe Frank Thomas exercised his player option with Chicago yesterday. He will not be coming to Toronto.
MatO - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 12:53 PM EST (#130932) #
Yes. Thomas exercised his 1 yr. $10M player option.
Cristian - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 12:54 PM EST (#130933) #
A.J. Burnett, Jays, 4, 11.5
B.J. Ryan, Orioles, 3, 7.5
Bengie Molina, Angels, 3, 2.8
Billy Wagner, Mets, 3, 8.5
Braden Looper, Mets, 2, 1.8
Brian Giles, Dodgers, 3, 10.1
Dmitri Young, N/A
Eddie Guardado, Phillies, 3, 5.5
Erubiel Durazo, Royals, 2, 2.5
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 5 (plus 3.5 buyout of existing player option)
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 11.5
Jarrod Washburn, Rangers, 3, 8
Jeff Weaver, Rangers, 1, 5
Johnny Damon, Yankees, 4, 10.5
Kevin Millwood, Red Sox, 3, 11
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 4.0
Matt LeCroy, As, 1, 0.8
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 2, 5.0
Mike Piazza, Angels, 2, 6.5
Nomar Garciaparra, Giants, 3, 7.0
Paul Byrd, Angels, 2, 4.5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 5, 12
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 4, 11.5
Todd Jones, Marlins, 2, 3.0
Tom Gordon, Reds, 2, 4.0
Wildrose - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 01:00 PM EST (#130935) #
The Pale Hose have a $3.5 million buy-out option on Frank's player option contract that they have until Nov4/05 to exercise.
Nick - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 01:04 PM EST (#130937) #
I see. Thanks Wildrose.
koanhead - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 01:21 PM EST (#130941) #
A.J. Burnett, Giants, 5, 12
B.J. Ryan, Dodgers, 3, 10
Bengie Molina, Mets, 3, 5
Billy Wagner, Mets, 3, 10.5
Braden Looper, Braves, 2, 2.5
Brian Giles, Yankees, 3, 11
Dmitri Young, Mets, 3, 6
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 2, 5
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 2, 4
Frank Thomas, Angels, 1, 8
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 5, 11.5
Jarrod Washburn, Reds, 3, 7
Jeff Weaver, Padres, 3, 6
Johnny Damon, Yankees, 4, 9
Kevin Millwood, Marlins, 3, 6
Kyle Farnsworth, Padres, 2, 5
Matt LeCroy, Padres, 2, 2
Matt Morris, Braves, 2, 5.5
Mike Piazza, Orioles, 2, 7
Nomar Garciaparra, Mets, 2, 6.5
Paul Byrd, Angels, 2, 5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 10
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 3, 8
Todd Jones, Giants, 2, 5.5
Tom Gordon, Reds, 2, 5
Steve Birnie - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 01:35 PM EST (#130945) #
A.J. Burnett, Orioles, 4, 12.5
B.J. Ryan, Yanks, 3, 9.5
Bengie Molina, Mets, 3, 8
Billy Wagner, Phils, 4, 10.5
Braden Looper, Braves, 2, 5
Brian Giles, Angels, 4, 10.5
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8
Eddie Guardado, Orioles, 3, 7.5
Erubiel Durazo, Jays, 2, 5.5
Frank Thomas, Angels, 2, 6
Hideki Matsui, Yanks, 3, 10
Jarrod Washburn, Jays, 4, 8.5
Jeff Weaver, Mets, 3, 9
Johnny Damon, Yanks, 4, 11
Kevin Millwood, Cards, 3, 10.5
Kyle Farnsworth, Phils, 2, 5
Matt LeCroy, Royals, 1, 3.5
Matt Morris, Padres, 2, 7.5
Mike Piazza, D-Backs, 2, 6.5
Nomar Garciaparra, Angels, 3, 7
Paul Byrd, Royals, 2, 6
Paul Konerko, Chisox, 5, 13
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 4, 11
Todd Jones, Rangers, 3, 6
Tom Gordon, Mets, 3, 8
MatO - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 01:35 PM EST (#130946) #
OK. Didn't see that part.
Jonny German - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 01:52 PM EST (#130949) #
A.J. Burnett, Red Sox, 4, 12
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 4, 8
Bengie Molina, Angels, 3, 6
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 3, 9
Braden Looper, Red Sox, 3, 3
Brian Giles, Braves, 3, 12
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 2, 5
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 3, 4
Frank Thomas, Blue Jays, 2, 7
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 11
Jarrod Washburn, Angels, 3, 8
Jeff Weaver, Dodgers, 3, 7
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 3, 10
Kevin Millwood, Indians, 3, 9
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 3, 3
Matt LeCroy, Athletics, 2, 3
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 3, 7
Mike Piazza, Orioles, 2, 6
Nomar Garciaparra, Cubs, 1, 8
Paul Byrd, Angels, 3, 5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 11
Rafael Furcal, Mets, 4, 9
Todd Jones, Marlins, 2, 4
Tom Gordon, Orioles, 2, 5
AWeb - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 02:27 PM EST (#130951) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 4, 10.5
B.J. Ryan, Orioles, 3, 8
Bengie Molina, Angels, 4, 6
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 3, 8
Braden Looper, Mets, 3, 4
Brian Giles, Cubs, 3, 11
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8.0
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 2, 7
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 3, 6
Frank Thomas, Angels, 1, 7
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 3, 10
Jarrod Washburn, Angels, 3, 9
Jeff Weaver, Braves, 1, 5.5
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 3, 10.5
Kevin Millwood, Indians, 3, 9.5
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 4.5
Matt LeCroy, RAngers, 2, 1.5
Matt Morris, Nationals, 3, 7.5
Mike Piazza, Pirates, 1, 6.5
Nomar Garciaparra, Dodgers, 1, 4.5
Paul Byrd, Dodgers, 2, 6
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 10.5
Rafael Furcal, Braves, 4, 9.5
Todd Jones, Phillies, 1, 5
Tom Gordon, Indians, 2, 6
Mike Green - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 02:32 PM EST (#130952) #
A.J. Burnett, Orioles, 4, 12.5
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 3, 7.5
Bengie Molina, Mets, 3, 8.0
Billy Wagner, Mets, 3, 9.5
Braden Looper, Braves, 2, 1.5
Brian Giles, Braves, 3, 13
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8
Eddie Guardado, Phillies, 3, 7.5
Erubiel Durazo, A's, 2, 3.5
Frank Thomas, Jays, 2, 6.5
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 14
Jarrod Washburn, Rangers, 3, 9
Jeff Weaver, Rangers, 2, 3.5
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 4, 12
Kevin Millwood, Red Sox, 3, 10.5
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 4.5
Matt LeCroy, Mariners, 2, 2.0
Matt Morris, D-Backs, 3, 6.5
Mike Piazza, Angels, 2, 5.5
Nomar Garciaparra, Giants, 2, 7.5
Paul Byrd, Cardinals, 3, 6.0
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 5, 14.5
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 5, 13
Todd Jones, Marlins, 1, 2.5
Tom Gordon, Phillies, 1, 6
3RunHomer - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 03:56 PM EST (#130960) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 4, 11.0
B.J. Ryan, Cubs, 3, 9.0
Bengie Molina, Angels, 3, 5.0
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 3, 9.0
Braden Looper, Blue Jays, 2, 4.0
Brian Giles, Orioles, 3, 10.0
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 10.0
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 3, 5.0
Erubiel Durazo, Diamondbacks, 2, 4.0
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 4.5
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 3, 9.0
Jarrod Washburn, Orioles, 3, 8.0
Jeff Weaver, Giants, 3, 5.0
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 3, 9.0
Kevin Millwood, Tigers, 3, 7.0
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 6.0
Matt LeCroy, Red Sox, 1, 1.5
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 2, 6.0
Mike Piazza, Rangers, 1, 3.0
Nomar Garciaparra, Cubs, 3, 7.0
Paul Byrd, Dodgers, 1, 4.0
Paul Konerko, Orioles, 4, 11.0
Rafael Furcal, Twins, 3, 11.0
Todd Jones, Reds, 1, 4.0
Tom Gordon, Yankees, 1, 4.0
3RunHomer - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 04:08 PM EST (#130962) #
Speaking of contests/awards, is there going to be voting on Andujar finalists?
R Billie - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 05:00 PM EST (#130969) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 4, 10.0
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 4, 8.0
Bengie Molina, Dodgers, 3, 5.0
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 3, 9.0
Braden Looper, Red Sox, 1, 1.5
Brian Giles, Padres, 3, 9.0
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8.0
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 3, 5.0
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 2, 4.0
Frank Thomas, Red Sox, 1, 6.0
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 12.0
Jarrod Washburn, Dodgers, 3, 8.0
Jeff Weaver, Orioles, 3, 8.0
Johnny Damon, Yankees, 4, 10.0
Kevin Millwood, Tigers, 3, 10.0
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 3.0
Matt LeCroy, Red Sox, 1, 1.5
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 2, 6.0
Mike Piazza, Rangers, 1, 3.0
Nomar Garciaparra, Cubs, 3, 7.0
Paul Byrd, Dodgers, 2, 7.0
Paul Konerko, Angels, 4, 12.0
Rafael Furcal, Mariners, 3, 7.0
Todd Jones, Reds, 1, 3.0
Tom Gordon, Marlins, 2, 3.5
Cristian - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 05:57 PM EST (#130977) #
Erubiel Durazo is an interesting case. Does anyone think the Jays want him or is it that no one can think of any other team that would give him a chance?
R Billie - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 06:01 PM EST (#130980) #
Durazo's market is limited. He's pretty a much a DH and although he's always had the hype has yet to put up anything more than solid numbers. He missed 75% of this season with an elbow problem so he has a lot to prove. My estimate of 2 years and $4 million per is probably overly generous for what his market might actually be.
Mike Forbes - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:39 PM EST (#131004) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 4, 12.5
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 3, 7
Bengie Molina, Mets, 5, 8
Billy Wagner, Mets 3, 10
Braden Looper, Phillies, 2, 3
Brian Giles, Padres, 4, 10
Dmitri Young ------
Eddie Guardado, Giants, 3, 5
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays, 2, 2.5
Frank Thomas ------
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 5, 10
Jarrod Washburn, Yankees, 3, 7
Jeff Weaver, Nationals, 3, 9
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 5, 11
Kevin Millwood, Indians 4, 9
Kyle Farnsworth, Orioles, 3, 6
Matt LeCroy, Devil Rays, 1, 1
Matt Morris, Dodgers, 3, 8
Mike Piazza, Mariners, 2, 5.5
Nomar Garciaparra,
Paul Byrd, 2, 3.5
Paul Konerko, 5, 15
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 3, 9
Todd Jones, 2, 5
Tom Gordon, 2, 4.5
Mike Forbes - Tuesday, November 01 2005 @ 11:42 PM EST (#131006) #
Oops, Forgot the team for Garciaparra, Byrd, Konerko, Gordon and Jones.

Nomar Garciaparra, Yankees, 4, 10
Paul Byrd, Royals
Paul Konerko, Angels
Todd Jones, Dodgers
Tom Gordon, Braves
Joe - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 12:19 AM EST (#131008) #
Seriously? Garciaparra to the Yanks?

Well, I guess he'll be the second-best shortstop on the team. Too bad neither of them will be playing the position.
King Ryan - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 12:52 AM EST (#131009) #
Player              Team       Years    $$$

A.J. Burnett        Boston     5        13
B.J. Ryan           Yankees    3        8.5
Bengie Molina       Angels     4        6.5
Billy Wagner        Phillies   2        10
Braden Looper       Rockies    2        5
Brian Giles         Rockies    3        12
Dmitri Young        Tigers     1        8
Eddie Guardado      Mariners   1        8
Erubiel Durazo      Rockies    2        5
Frank Thomas        White Sox  1        9
Hideki Matsui       Yankees    3        10
Jarrod Washburn     Reds       3        9
Jeff Weaver         Dodgers    3        7
Johnny Damon        Yankees    2        12
Kevin Millwood      Devil Rays 5        11.5
Kyle Farnsworth     Atlanta    2        8
Matt LeCroy         Oakland    1        4.5
Matt Morris         Orioles    3        8.5
Mike Piazza         Dodgers    2        6.5
Nomar Garciaparra   Twins      1        5
Paul Byrd           Rockies    2        6
Paul Konerko        Blue Jays  4        10.5
Rafael Furcal       Braves     4        11
Todd Jones          Phillies   3        4
Tom Gordon          Yankees    3        9
King Ryan - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 12:54 AM EST (#131010) #
sorry about the three or four times I put the city instead of the nickname. Forgot to fix that.
Pistol - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 08:40 AM EST (#131017) #
18 predictions so far. Some players have a much wider range than others:
Player	        Ave	 Hi	Lo
A.J. Burnett	12.2	13.8	10.0
B.J. Ryan	 8.3	10.0	 5.5
Bengie Molina	 6.2	 8.0	 2.8
Billy Wagner	 9.4	10.5	 8.0
Braden Looper	 3.5	 5.1	 1.0
Brian Giles	10.7	13.0	 9.0
Dmitri Young	   x	   x	   x
Eddie Guardado	 5.8	 8.0	 3.5
Erubiel Durazo	 4.5	 7.5	 2.0
Frank Thomas	 5.9	 9.0	 2.0
Hideki Matsui	11.7	15.0	 9.0
Jarrod Washburn	 8.2	 9.1	 7.0
Jeff Weaver	 7.6	10.0	 3.5
Johnny Damon	11.1	13.3	 9.0
Kevin Millwood	 9.2	11.5	 6.0
Kyle Farnsworth	 5.0	 8.0	 3.0
Matt LeCroy	 2.2	 4.5	 0.8
Matt Morris	 6.5	 9.0	 5.0
Mike Piazza	 5.8	 7.5	 3.0
Nomar   	 6.9	12.0	 4.5
Paul Byrd	 5.9	12.0	 3.5
Paul Konerko	12.3	17.0	 8.0
Rafael Furcal	 9.5	13.0	 6.0
Todd Jones	 4.3	 6.0	 2.5
Tom Gordon	 5.8	 9.0	 3.5
OntarioMediator - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 10:10 AM EST (#131028) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays -> 4 years, 11.5
B.J. Ryan, Yankees -> 3 years, 6.5
Bengie Molina, Dodgers -> 3 years, 7.0
Billy Wagner, Orioles -> 2 years, 7.25
Braden Looper, Yankees -> 2 years, 4.5
Brian Giles, Yankees -> 3 years, 9.5
Dmitri Young, Tigers -> 1 years, 8.0
Eddie Guardado, Mariners -> 1 years, 7.0
Erubiel Durazo, Blue Jays -> 2 years, 4.25
Frank Thomas, White Sox -> 1 years, 9
Hideki Matsui, Yankees -> 3 years, 10
Jarrod Washburn, Cubs -> 3 years, 8.25
Jeff Weaver, Dodgers -> 3 years, 7
Johnny Damon, Yankees -> 3 years, 12.0
Kevin Millwood, Red Sox -> 3 years, 10.0
Kyle Farnsworth, Atlanta -> 2 years, 6.75
Matt LeCroy, Oakland -> 1 years, 1.5
Matt Morris, Orioles -> 3 years, 8.5
Mike Piazza, Orioles -> 2 years 7.0
Nomar Garciaparra, Cubs -> 2 years, 7.75
Paul Byrd, Phillies -> 2 years, 6.0
Paul Konerko, Angels -> 5 years, 12.5
Rafael Furcal, Tigers -> 4 years, 8.25
Todd Jones, Phillies -> 2 years, 5.25
Tom Gordon, Red Sox -> 2 years, 4.75
greenfrog - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 10:50 AM EST (#131035) #
I don't really understand why we would want Durazo. Another mid-range DH? With only two seasons of 200+ AB in his 7 MLB seasons?
Jonny German - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 11:18 AM EST (#131038) #
Durazo may or may not be a good bet given his injury problems this past year and his being on the wrong side of 30, but he's definitely not mid-range. He's a career .281 / .381 / .487 hitter, which is substantially better than your average DH in 2005 (.259 / .336 / .440), and isn't a sinkhole vs. lefties. Depending on how the roster shakes out and how much guaranteed money it takes, I'd love to see either Durazo or Frank Thomas in Toronto.
PeterG - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 11:21 AM EST (#131039) #
If we can get Byrd for the average 5.9, I say go for it. Best pitching value on the market. Personally, I think it's likely he'll command more than that.
OntarioMediator - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 11:48 AM EST (#131041) #
I think Matt Morris would be an excellent #2 or 3 pitcher for the Jays.
Byrd's not too shabby himself.

In regards to Durazo, I know JP has stated that he wants to add a couple of guys in the "Shea Hillenbrand" mold, by which I guess he means guys with average power but can hit for average - Which Durazo can do, and he certainly draws a ton of walks as well. For a few million a season, I think he's worth a flyer.
greenfrog - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 11:59 AM EST (#131044) #
What happened to Durazo last season? Was he injured, and if so, what kind of injury did he have?
Jonny German - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 12:24 PM EST (#131050) #
Durazo was shut down May 25 with a left elbow problem and eventually had Tommy John surgery at the end of July. In light of that I'm inclined to lower my projection for him to 1 year, $2M guaranteed.
Ron - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 03:21 PM EST (#131079) #
A.J. Burnett - O's/4/12
B.J. Ryan - Yanks/3/8
Bengie Molina - Angels/2/6.5
Billy Wagner - Phillies/3/9.5
Braden Looper - Mets/1/3
Brian Giles - Padres/3/11
Eddie Guardado - Mariners/1/5.5
Erubiel Durazo - Blue Jays/2/5
Frank Thomas - Red Sox/1/6
Hideki Matsui - Yanks/3/12.5
Jarrod Washburn - Brewers/3/8.5
Jeff Weaver - Royals/3/8.5
Johnny Damon - Red Sox/4/11
Kevin Millwood - Indians/3/11
Kyle Farnsworth - Rockies/2/6
Matt LeCroy - O's/2/2
Matt Morris - Mets/3/10
Mike Piazza - Yanks/2/7.5
Nomar Garciaparra - D-Backs/1/7.5
Paul Byrd - Royals/3/7
Paul Konerko - White Sox/5/13.5
Rafael Furcal - Braves/4/9
Todd Jones - Marlins/2/6
Tom Gordon - Blue Jays/2/6
King Ryan - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 06:29 PM EST (#131107) #
Good God. Even when I preview my thing 3 times I manage to f#$@ it all up.

I meant to put LeCroy at 2.5 instead of 4.5, and for Tom Gordon's contract, I meant 9M spread out over 3 years, or 3M per season.

I am the king of dumbass errors. If someone can fix those for me I would greatly appreciate it.
andrewkw - Wednesday, November 02 2005 @ 09:49 PM EST (#131124) #
A.J. Burnett - Jays 4, 11
B.J. Ryan - Yankees 3, 7
Bengie Molina - Mets 4, 7
Billy Wagner - Philies 3,9
Braden Looper - Padres 2,4
Brian Giles - Jays 3,10.5
Dmitri Young - Tigers 1,8
Eddie Guardado - M's 1, 6.5
Erubiel Durazo - Jays 1,2
Frank Thomas - White Sox 1, 3 + buyout
Hideki Matsui - Yanks 3,9
Jarrod Washburn - Brewers 3, 6.5
Jeff Weaver - Dodgers 3,9
Johnny Damon - Red Sox 4,10
Kevin Millwood - O's 4,12
Kyle Farnsworth - Braves 2,5
Matt LeCroy - Angels 1,1.8
Matt Morris - Padres 2,5.8
Mike Piazza - Twins 2,6
Nomar Garciaparra - Angels 1,8
Paul Byrd - Indians 3,7
Paul Konerko - White Sox 4,14
Rafael Furcal - Mets 4,12
Todd Jones - Red's 3,6
Tom Gordon - Marlins 2,5.5
Noah - Thursday, November 03 2005 @ 02:00 AM EST (#131133) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 4, 11.0
B.J. Ryan, Orioles, 4, 9.0
Bengie Molina, Angels, 3.5
Billy Wagner, Mets, 2, 9.0
Braden Looper, Red Sox, 2, 3.75
Brian Giles, Cardinals, 3, 9.0
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8.0
Eddie Guardado, Seattle, 1, 6.25
Erubiel Durazo, Royals, 1, 2.5
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 10.0
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 5, 11.5
Jarrod Washburn, Rangers, 5, 8.0
Jeff Weaver, Braves, 3, 8.5
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 3, 10.5
Kevin Millwood, Tigers, 5, 9.5
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 2, 3.0
Matt LeCroy, Mariners, 2, 1.5
Matt Morris, Mets, 3, 7.5
Mike Piazza, Orioles, 2, 4.5
Nomar Garciaparra, Dodgers, 1, 5.5
Paul Byrd, Angels, 2, 6.5
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 6, 14.0
Rafael Furcal, Cubs, 4, 8.0
Todd Jones, 2, Marlins, 4.0
Tom Gordon, Pittsburgh, 3, 6.0


Do we ever post the results from these kinds of competitions? I remember doing one for the beginning of the season and I was wondering if we were going to do a follow with the results once the awards are announced?
Pistol - Thursday, November 03 2005 @ 08:45 AM EST (#131141) #
Another one off the board. Guardado had his option picked up by the Mariners for $6.25 million.
smcs - Friday, November 04 2005 @ 11:47 PM EST (#131307) #
A.J. Burnett, Jays, 4, 11
B.J. Ryan, Orioles, 3, 6.5
Bengie Molina, Angels, 4, 3.5
Billy Wagner, Phillies, 4, 9.2
Braden Looper, Mets, 5, 4.2
Brian Giles, Padres, 3, 9.333
Dmitri Young, Tigers, 1, 8
Eddie Guardado, Mariners, 1, 6.5
Erubiel Durazo, Tigers, 3, 3.333
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 10
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 4, 11.25
Jarrod Washburn, Blue Jays, 3, 7
Jeff Weaver, Yankees, 2, 6.5
Johnny Damon, Yankees, 5, 13.2
Kevin Millwood, Orioles, 3, 9
Kyle Farnsworth, Braves, 3, 3.333
Matt LeCroy, Red Sox, 2, 0.875
Matt Morris, Cardinals, 5, 6.5
Mike Piazza, Orioles, 1, 8
Nomar Garciaparra, Giants, 3, 5
Paul Byrd, Angels, 3,6
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 5, 12
Rafael Furcal, Braves, 5, 8.5
Todd Jones, Reds, 2, 2.2
Tom Gordon, Yankees, 1, 6.5

I think I will be the last one entering
groove - Saturday, November 05 2005 @ 05:06 PM EST (#131329) #
A.J. Burnett,Blue Jays,4,11.9
B.J. Ryan,Yankees,3,8
Bengie Molina,Angels,3,6.1
Billy Wagner,Phillies,4,9.2
Braden Looper,Mets,2,3.5
Brian Giles,Padres,3,10.5
Dmitri Young,Tigers,1,8.1
Eddie Guardado,Mariners,2,5.8
Erubiel Durazo,Blue Jays,2,4.1
Frank Thomas,White Sox,1,6.1
Hideki Matsui,Yankees,4,11.6
Jarrod Washburn,Blue Jays,3,8
Jeff Weaver,Dodgers,3,7.6
Johnny Damon,Red Sox,4,11.1
Kevin Millwood,Indians,3,9.6
Kyle Farnsworth,Braves,2,4.9
Matt LeCroy,Red Sox,2,1.8
Matt Morris,Cardinals,3,6.6
Mike Piazza,Angels,2,5.9
Nomar Garciaparra,Cubs,2,6.5
Paul Byrd,Angels,2,5.9
Paul Konerko,White Sox,4,12.7
Rafael Furcal,Cubs,4,9.5
Todd Jones,Marlins,2,4.3
Tom Gordon,Yankees,2,5.5
Nick - Sunday, November 06 2005 @ 11:35 AM EST (#131354) #
A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, 5, 11.0
B.J. Ryan, Yankees, 4, 9.0
Bengie Molina, Mets, 4, 8.5
Billy Wagner, Mets, 3, 10.0
Braden Looper, Royals, 2, 3.5
Brian Giles, Yankees, 3, 10.0
Dmitri Young, NA
Eddie Guardado, NA
Erubiel Durazo, Twins, 1, 1.5
Frank Thomas, White Sox, 1, 5.0
Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 3, 10.0
Jarrod Washburn, Cubs, 4, 9.5
Jeff Weaver, Dodgers, 3, 7.5
Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 4, 8.0
Kevin Millwood, Red Sox, 4, 11.0
Kyle Farnsworth, Red Sox, 2, 5.0
Matt LeCroy, Royals, 1, 2.0
Matt Morris, Orioles, 4, 8.5
Mike Piazza, Angels, 2, 5.0
Nomar Garciaparra, Braves, 1, 7.0
Paul Byrd, Rangers, 3, 7.0
Paul Konerko, White Sox, 4, 12.5
Rafael Furcal, Mets, 5, 12.0
Todd Jones, Yankees, 2, 5.0
Tom Gordon, Diamondbacks, 2, 5.0
Pistol - Monday, November 07 2005 @ 10:00 AM EST (#131409) #
The contest is closed. In all there were 25 participants who predicted the following:
Player	         Ave	 Hi	 Lo
A.J. Burnett	11.9	13.8	10.0
B.J. Ryan	 8.1	10.0	 5.5
Bengie Molina	 6.2	 8.5	 2.8
Billy Wagner	 9.3	10.5	 8.0
Braden Looper	 3.6	 5.1	 1.0
Brian Giles	10.5	13.0	 9.0
Erubiel Durazo	 4.2	 7.5	 1.5
Frank Thomas	 6.2	10.0	 2.0
Hideki Matsui	11.5	15.0	 9.0
Jarrod Washburn	 8.1	 9.5	 7.0
Jeff Weaver	 7.7	10.0	 3.5
Johnny Damon	11.0	13.3	 9.0
Kevin Millwood	 9.5	12.0	 6.0
Kyle Farnsworth	 5.0	 8.0	 3.0
Matt LeCroy	 2.0	 5.0	 0.8
Matt Morris	 6.8	10.0	 5.0
Mike Piazza	 5.9	 8.0	 3.0
N Garciaparra	 6.8	12.0	 4.5
Paul Byrd	 6.0	12.0	 3.5
Paul Konerko	12.5	17.0	 8.0
Rafael Furcal	 9.5	13.0	 6.0
Todd Jones	 4.4	 6.0	 2.2
Tom Gordon	 5.5	 9.0	 3.5
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