Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Free Agent Market

The off season is in full swing. Several clubs have made moves already.

The Mets signed Billy Wagner, the Blue Jays signed B.J. Ryan, The A’s signed Esteban Loaiza, the Cubs signed Bob Howry and Scott Eyre.

Of those players, I, like Rob & Rany, would like to have seen the Royals sign Loaiza. But instead, the Royals so far have signed Seth Etherton, and Adam Bernero. That’s not quite the splash Royals fans were expecting after hearing GM Allard Baird discuss how the Royals were ready to spend to improve the club.

Looking at the list of free agents available (see, there’s just not much out there. I’d hate to endure another 100 loss season, but I’m not sure any of these available players would make much of a difference. Perhaps Baird should save the money to sign their first draft pick next summer. After next season, perhaps the free agent market will be a little more appealing.

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