The Padres are getting a great deal. They are getting a nice contact hitter that will fit well in Petco Park. All things considered, Bartlett can only go up from his .254 batting average last year, so that's a plus.
- Red Sox
- Blue Jays
- White Sox
In review, I feel as though the Nationals are the ones making this offer. Even though they have declined it, the Nationals make perfect sense. They have an up and coming ball club with a loyal fan base. The team's owners are also committed to winning. With Lee, I see the Nationals being an 85 win team. More to come...
Ty Wigginton has been acquired by the Rockies. Although he is a solid back-up, I don't understand how he fits in with Colorado. The Rockies have Todd Helton at first as well as Jose Lopez as their First, Second, or Third baseman. Also, the Rockies have Clint Barmes and Ian Stewart.
Don't get me wrong, Ty is a solid player, but the only way for this to pay off is if the Rockies trade one of their infielders.
Gonzalez was an amazing pick-up. He will fit in great at Fenway Park. He is a gold glove contender, as well as an MVP threat. Gonzalez will be extended by the Sox, and it will be well worth it. Gonzalez is a loyal player as well as a great team-mate. Additionally, I was surprised and impressed that the Sox didn't have to give up Daniel Bard!
Great deal. The Orioles got a great power threat, and a solid glove at third. Reynolds will thrive in Baltimore. Additionally, the team barely gave anything up for him!
The Mets have around 3-5 million dollars to spend this off-season. After rebuilding their front office, the Mets are in an interesting situation. This years free agent market is filled with players coming off bad years or injuries. The Mets can use this as an advantage. The team can sign players like Jeff Francis, Chris Young, or Kevin Millwood. These players in particular can be great for the team.
In my opinion, Kevin Millwood would be an AMAZING deal. He would be great in Citi-Field, great in the NL, and a great mentor for a young pitching staff.
It's going to be a great off-season. Crawford, Lee, Werth, and more are all available. Here are Baseball Societies Predictions!
Cliff Lee- Rangers
The Rangers will do whatever they have to do to get a deal done. Lee wants to go back to the Rangers, but he needs to see the money. If he doesn't feel their offer is good enough, he's going to the Yankees.
Carl Crawford- Angels
Crawford is going to be offered many contracts by many teams.The Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees, Angels, Athletics, and Cubs are all interested in the outfielders services. The Angels need him the most. He will be a good fit in L.A.
Jayson Werth- Nationals (Signed)
The team where he fit in best was with the Red Sox. That isn't going to happen obviously, so Werth is headed to Washington. He was obviously overpaid for 7 years. He is being payed over 12o million dollars. This is a risk, but if he is able to hit for a strong average, and hit 25 home runs a year, then this deal will be well worth it.
Adrian Beltre- Athletics
After the Gonzalez trade, the Sox don't need Beltre. The Angels might be interested, but the team that is willing to overpay is the Athletics. They supposedly gave up on signing him, but I think he goes there.
Adam Dunn- White Sox (Signed)
Dunn signed with the White Sox, and this is a great deal. With some more moves, the Sox will be poised for another October run. Dunn and Konerko will work great together (if Konerko is signed).
Victor Martinez- Tigers (Signed)
Martinez is already signed with the Tigers. The deal in my mind will be a bust. With Cabrera at first, Martinez will get most of the playing time at catcher. Martinez is clearly a declining backstop, and in the end this deal will be for a DH.
Rafael Soriano- Angels
Soriano is a solid reliever, and he will fit well in L.A. Many teams will look for his services, but the Angels will be the one's willing to pay.