Monday, September 22, 2008

List of potential ouffield targets for free agency

Left fielders
Moises Alou (42)
Garret Anderson (37)
Milton Bradley (31)
Emil Brown (34)
Pat Burrell (32)
Carl Crawford (27)
Adam Dunn (29)
Cliff Floyd (36)
Luis Gonzalez (41)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (33)
Raul Ibanez (37)
Gabe Kapler (33)
Kevin Mench (31)
Jason Michaels (33)
Craig Monroe (32)
Greg Norton (36)
Jay Payton (36)
Wily Mo Pena (27)
Manny Ramirez (37)
Juan Rivera (30)
Fernando Tatis (34)

Center fielders
Rocco Baldelli (27)
Willie Bloomquist (31)
Mike Cameron (36)
Jim Edmonds (39)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (33)
Gabe Kapler (33)
Mark Kotsay (33)
Corey Patterson (29)
Scott Podsednik (33)

Right fielders
Bobby Abreu (35)
Casey Blake (35)
Cliff Floyd (36)
Brian Giles (38)
Ken Griffey Jr. (39)
Vladimir Guerrero (33)
Gabe Kapler (33)
Jason Michaels (33)
Fernando Tatis (34)
Brad Wilkerson (32)

My take

Juan Rivera, Pat Burrell and Casey Blake obviously make some sense. Granted, Blake is 35. I do not see the Royals receiving serious consideration from Adam Dunn. He has already stated he wants to play for a winner. The Royals obviously aren't in the upper tier of the league right now.
Burrell is going to command a lot of money as well. It appears the Royals will have to either make a trade or settle for a stopgap veteran on a 1-to-2 year contract.

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