It’s become less likely that the Phillies are going to part with Bobby Abreu, so don’t believe the rumors. Gillick said yesterday that the offensive hit the team would take by dealing Abreu could only warrant a top of the line starter. "If you do a deal involving him, you’ve got to get a lot back. There are clubs that just don’t have that much to give back."
So like I said before, the Phils are going to have to settle for a free agent. Using MLB.com’s nifty Free Agent Tracker, I’ve compiled a list of all the free agent pitchers out there:
|Brian Anderson||Tony Armas|
|Pedro Astacio||Kevin Brown|
|Roger Clemens||Darren Dreifort|
|Scott Elarton||Shawn Estes|
|Jason Johnson||Byung-Hyun Kim|
|Al Leiter||Jose Lima|
|Joe Mays||Kevin Millwood|
|Brian Moehler||Matt Morris|
|Jamie Moyer||Kenny Rogers|
|Kirk Rueter||Brett Tomko|
|Ismael Valdez||Jarrod Washburn|
|Jeff Weaver||Jamey Wright|
This is the complete list, but I think we can make a few edits. Let’s just go ahead and remove Kevin Millwood and Roger Clemens for starters. A few others most likely will be resigned, so Matt Morris seems like the best option. The 41 year old, Kenny Rogers might also be an option if the Rangers choose not to offer him arbitration.
By the way, in case you haven’t heard, Juan Pierre was traded to the Cubs and Trevor Hoffman will most likely sign with Cleveland.