Kerry Wood and Bobby Abreu May Be Solid Options

An article by posted on December 2, 2008

Here is the full list of free agents compiled by MLBTR that were offered arbitration before the midnight deadline last night.

Type A (15 players)
A.J. Burnett
Orlando Cabrera
Juan Cruz
Brian Fuentes
Orlando Hudson
Raul Ibanez
Derek Lowe
Darren Oliver
Oliver Perez
Manny Ramirez
Francisco Rodriguez
C.C. Sabathia
Ben Sheets
Mark Teixeira
Jason Varitek

Type B (9 players)
Casey Blake
Milton Bradley
Paul Byrd
Jon Garland
Mark Grudzielanek
Brandon Lyon
Dennys Reyes
Brian Shouse
David Weathers

Surprisingly not offered arbitration:
Bobby Abreu
Joe Beimel
Pat Burrell
Adam Dunn
Braden Looper
Jamie Moyer
Randy Wolf
Kerry Wood

I gotta tell ya, Kerry Wood and Joe Beimel are looking even better now that you don’t have to lose any draft picks to sign them…

Heck, even Bobby Abreu and Pat Burrell look like pretty good options for left field until F-Mart is ready in 2010. I wouldn’t break the bank for either of them, but they would be less costly alternatives to Raul Ibanez and won’t cost the Mets any additional compensation in the form of draft picks.

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