Now that A.J. Burnett is likely out of the picture, the Blue Jays will have to look for some ‘rare beast’ of a player in free agency. Who might that be? Well, people have floated around Canadian Ryan Dempster and almost every available bat in the free agent market, with the exception of Adam Dunn, we all know where J.P. stands on him. Manny Ramirez looks like a panda, well kind of. No question, that guy is a great hitter, but I think he is going to still be with the Dodgers. The whole ‘Panda Watch’ thing is from the movie ‘Anchorman’, if you were wondering.
I found this fun little thing on MLB.com, where if you predict where these free agents will go, you can win baseball tickets.
To be honest, I really have no clue for a number of these picks (i.e. just random guesses), however I put Burnett re-signing with the Jays as my pick with the most confidence. Wishful thinking I guess. I’m banking on the Yankees landing both Sabathia and Teixeira as their big free agent splash of the offseason, that everyone is predicting they will make. To me, I can’t see how Manny would choose another team than the Dodgers, given his acceptance with that team this year.
The rest are just random predictions, like Lowe and Abreu going back to their former teams Boston and Philly. I don’t know where that came from? Don’t take me as a source on this, check out http://hotstove.mlblogs.com/ and http://allbaseballallthetime.mlblogs.com/ for that. Those guys are very good on the free agent beat!
This is a fun promotion, however, and you never know? Maybe some of these random guesses might work out!