Monday, October 6, 2008

Free Agent Third Basemen

Any names jump out at you?

Rich Aurilia (37)
Casey Blake (35)
Hank Blalock (28) - $6.2MM club option for '09 with a $0.25MM buyout
Willie Bloomquist (31)
Aaron Boone (36)
Russell Branyan (33)
Craig Counsell (38)
Joe Crede (31)
Nomar Garciaparra (35)
Mark Loretta (37)
Fernando Tatis (34)
Ramon Vazquez (32)

From MLB Trade Rumors


DannyNoonan said...

We better re-sign 3TO.

E.S.K. said...

I'd be relatively shocked if they didn't, but you never know. He may actually get a better offer.

tracker said...

Yeesh. I like Blalock, but he's often injured and played first base from August on. Plus, he banged it pretty good the last couple months of the year, enough that the Rangers should keep him.

Anonymous said...

Two name stick out to me. One is awesome and will be pretty cheap. The other sucks and may be somewhat expensive. I have a bad feeling the Brewers will keep the latter.

tracker said...

Btw, Brewers have a $3 mil 2009 option on Counsell.

PaulNoonan said...

I'd re-sign 3T0, and go make a push for Crede. He's oft-injured, but productive when healthy, and you can drop in bits and pieces of Gamel and 3T0 when his back flares up. That back will probably also make him relatively cheap.

And he's a defensive stud.

E.S.K. said...

Blalock will be picked up. He is good trade bait, his name always gets thrown around.

I'd pass on Crede. He is marginally productive when healthy and is a terrible OBP guy.

Eric said...


PaulNoonan said...

3T0 = Russell Branyan.

Current all-time leader in PAs that result in one of the 3 True Outcomes.

E.S.K. said...


E.S.K. said...

Prado, Guillen, Blake and Vazquez.

Those are the names Melvin should be dangling Prince for.

Asok said...

Pipe Dream... but I've been thinking the Brewers might be able to work a deal for Prince and Weeks with the Yankees that includes Cano.

By the way....Glad I found you guys.

PaulNoonan said...

S'up Asok. It was tricky getting the word around after the Bar closed.

I'm not high on Cano myself, and if you could land one of their pitching prospects I'd be all for it. Prince would play well with the short porch (which I understand is being preserved) so who knows. I certainly won't be surprised if Fielder, Weeks, and Hardy are all gone in short order.

E.S.K. said...

Cano makes the Brewers a worse team. Cano for Fielder makes the Brewers a much, much worse team.