Eddie Bajek at Detroit Tigers Thoughts has Elias projections for American League second basemen, third basemen, and shortstops.
- Type A: Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria. Cabrera certainly gets an offer of arbitration and signs elsewhere. The White Sox have to be hoping the Dodgers, Blue Jays, or Twins sign him. The Tigers offering arbitration to Renteria is a borderline call – would they be OK with him accepting?
- Type B: Mark Grudzielanek, Juan Uribe. The Royals, hoping to try someone new at second base, may not offer arb to Grudzielanek. Uribe seems unlikely, as his salary in ’08 was high for a utility guy.