Remaining FA's Old, Unimpressive?

Monday, January 30 2006 @ 10:40 AM EST

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

According to our good pals over at, there are still 53 free agents left on the market. Should make for a pretty good "All-Free Agent" team, huh? Actually, maybe not so much.

And the real question is, who do you really want from this group? ...

... After all, you end up with no backup catcher, the worst defensive outfield in the history of the game, and just a WHOLE bunch of former Rangers and Astros for some reason. Two Alex Gonzalezes make the team -- and they are just two of the five "-ez Riders." There's a Hall of Famer at the top of the rotation, and a former All-Star to close, if he can stay out of prison that is, but overall the pitching staff is basically Mysterion and the Question Marks.

So again, who do you really want from this group? And if not these guys, from the other 28 free agents still available?

Starting Lineup
C Bengie Molina
1B Daryle Ward
2B Fernando Vina
SS Royce Clayton
3B Alex S. Gonzalez
LF Juan Gonzalez
CF Richard Hidalgo
RF Sammy Sosa
DH Erubiel Durazo

IF Rey Sanchez
IF Alex Gonzalez
OF Danny Bautista
OF BJ Surhoff (emergency backup C)
UTIL Jose Hernandez

RHSP Roger Clemens
RHSP Jeff Weaver
RHSP Kevin Brown
RHSP Jose Lima
RHSP Ismael Valdez

CL-RH Ugueth Urbina
RHRP Paul Quantrill
LHRP Jason Christiansen
RHRP Shigetoshi Hasegawa
LHRP Buddy Groom

Sorry Larry Walker ... "retired" means "retired" until you change your mind in July, Captain Canada.