One 2009 MLB free agent who’s not getting a ton of attention yet is lifetime Angel Garret Anderson. The Angels are faced with a tough decision – $14MM for ’09 or a $3MM buyout. So Tony Reagins will need to ask himself if he’d sign Anderson to a one-year, $11MM deal. PECOTA says he’ll be worth less than $2MM in ’09.
Finally free of injuries, Anderson had a big second half in ’07. This year, the Angels will wisely give him a break by rotating him through the DH spot on occasion. As Mike DiGiovanna writes in the above-linked article, the Angels’ decision on Anderson will be especially tough if he has a good but not great season (something similar to his last three).