148 Players File For Free Agency

148 players filed for free agency today, according to an MLBPA press release. This year's class includes headliners such as Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes, and C.J. Wilson. Adam Rubin has the full list of players mentioned in the release at ESPN New York.

Teams have until Thursday at 12:01am ET to exclusively negotiate with their own free agents. If an agreement isn't reached by that point, players are free to sign with any team. Player and team options must be exercised or declined by 11:59pm ET on Monday night, meaning a few more names will be added to the list of free agents at that point.

You can view MLBTR's complete list of free agents here and keep tabs all winter long on who signs where with our Free Agent Tracker.


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3 years 9 months ago

The list still has Swisher, Cano, and Giambi on it

WisBrave
3 years 9 months ago

I thought the list is a little high, I’m sure there are others no doubt.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 9 months ago

I thought they changed the rules for this year and that they all automatically became free agents…..

3 years 9 months ago

Nope

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

Orioles needs:

1st Baseman, possibly 2nd Baseman, Backup Catch, at least 2 viable starting pitchers, at least a few bullpen arms, another outfielder, and a DH.  Anything else I am missing? 

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

a change of divisions

3 years 9 months ago

Rabbitov, Rabbitov, Rabbitov… what is wrong with you? LOL
Seriously, Mark Reynolds is fine at first base as long as he works on his footwork during this offseason. 2nd Base… I would like to see Ramon Santiago signed. That would give the O’s some flexibility. They could platoon Andino and Santiago @ 2nd base and so those fellas don’t get bored, shift Andino to 3rd base and have him rest Wright or Rolen assuming we trade for either of them. We also need a left fielder (Ross is the Boss, Ross is the Boss). Plenty of catchers around, I am just wondering if Old Man Angelos is going to pony up the dough to get that person. Pitchers….. I can’t wait. I have stated my opinion many times as to whom I want. However, I will end with this maybe the Orioles could swing a trade with the Angels to pick up Dan Haren. I am sure Dipoto and he went out to dinner last night to celebrate Dipoto coming to Anaheim!

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

You suggested we move Andino to 3rd, that Mark Reynolds could play a good 1st, and that we will trade for either Wright or (gulp) Rolen and there’s something wrong with me?

3 years 9 months ago

Yes, I really believe Rolen could have a come back year! Only if he can get that shoulder healthy. Andino can handle third, fieldingwise … I don’t see any problems!

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

Problems:

– Andino barely has a bat for SS let alone third.

– Rolen could come back but what would we trade for him?  He also has had a lot of injury problems in his career and hasn’t shown me anything to make me think a move to the Al East is a good thing

– Wright for . . . Machado? Dylan Bundy? Pass.

– Reynolds looked at least comparably, if not worst, at fielding first than third. He could move to first, but not for Andino at third. Andino is a fill in / utility player. 

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

The Orioles dont have a Wright or Rolen….

3 years 9 months ago

they will never kid…..um……mmmm…yeah NEVER

Quacktastic_Duck
3 years 9 months ago

I am just enjoying the debate amongst ya’ll for a team that hasn’t been relevant in awhile. I love true baseball fans who support their team regardless. I’d agree that you need to look to build from within. Personally, I like Ken’s perspective on the subject. Your OF looks great, Reynolds is obviously not Pujols but he’s not an issue to replace, but if you sure up that SP staff, you’d be in a bit better shape. The team isn’t that far off from being competitive in most divisions, unfortunately you’re stuck where you are. 

If you need a 5th starter, I’ll trade you Derek Lowe for a pack of Big League Chew. :)

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

Are you guys still going to do the picking where free agents sign thing?

No Neck
3 years 9 months ago

Technically, 0 players filed for free agency, since it is now an automatic process.

CAD_Monkey
3 years 9 months ago

What about international free agents?

mgsports
3 years 9 months ago

Cano going no where.

andrew hamer
3 years 9 months ago

as a cards fan i would gladly send the o’s skip or the riot

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

Reynolds was awful at 1st.  He did not look comfortable fielding and misplayed balls that, while not errors, resulted in singles that could have been batted down or fielded by a better first baseman.  Am I insane? No.  I watch baseball, and I see a guy who didn’t do well fielding at 1st. 

Your LF point is just absurd. “Reimold got straightened out in the last half, and over the last month hit at a 933 OPS”  You think that 933 is representative of his whole future career?  He deserves a shot to compete for LF, maybe, but thats as far as I’d go and I feel as if I am really stretching.  I’m not handing him the job based on one month.   Matt Angle is a AAAA player. Whose our 4th OF? Luke Scott who may get non-tendered and probably shouldn’t be in the field anymore anyways?  You are comfortable going into next season with Reimold, Jones and Markakis as our OF.   I want someone either starting or competition to start in LF.  

“They are actually OK in the pen for a change.”

That’s a joke. Who is their closer exactly?  Were you convinced by the month of Strop pitching he’s our 8th inning guy and that Jim Johnson is our closer? Strop has control issues that could show up at any time, and Strop to me looked electric this year, but lets be realistic.  Lets see an entire season of Strop.  What if Johnson becomes a starter?  Gregg finished as the statistically worst closer in baseball, but he’s qualified for the 8th because . . . 

Even if you were right, which you are categorically not, name one baseball team that hasn’t added at least some arms that can compete for the bullpen.  Your argument is irrelevant on that front.  Plus our minor league depth is spotty at best. 

You are very optimistic, and realistic in thinking we will probably go forward with what we have next season, but you are entirely too unrealistic about the players we actually have.

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

You misread.  Right now the Orioles OF is Reimold, Jones, and Markakis, and thats it. They have to sign an outfielder or only have 3, unless Angle is the 4th OF.  He shouldn’t be, or Scott.

Reimold was the fastest runner from catcher to first in the AL I believe?  I think thats right.  He runs hard. He’s a solid 4th outfielder/platoon guy who can compete for the starting spot.

You had faith in Pie, I didn’t.  Pie was awful. You bought into a sample size of his playing, like you are doing with Reimold.  I followed Reimold in the minors. He had some high notes but he was a streaky player there as well.  I also saw his first season. I also realize that his stats are 4th OF in the AL East.  

I would not cry myself to sleep if Reimold was given the starting LF job, but they still need another OF or two without question.  I am failing to understand how you don’t see that.  

Our bullpen being better than it was doesn’t mean anything.  The bullpen needs a lot of work and was last almost categorically in the majors last year leading into the last month. 

“even Palmer says so”

I don’t give a crap what Palmer says, and I say that not because I don’t respect the guy.  He is honest and smart. His opinion does not help your argument though.  

I agree with you the rotation is the biggest priority.  

“Jim Palmer or Frank Robinson right away, they give up on him.  These guys need time to develop”

Absolutely not true.  They spent years on Daniel Cabrera and Sidney Ponson.  Adam Loewen got hurt. Bedard was traded at his prime peak.  I can’t think of one starter the O’s have developed that they have given up on before they had time to develop that really did anything of note.  The two closest I can think of are John Maine and Josh Towers who were traded and released respectively.  Maine had like 2 years of good pitching in the NL, with no indication he would have been good in the AL East.  Towers had like one good year in Toronto. Their biggest problem is their player development is awful, and that they do not know how to evaluate their own talent. 

“do you let Davis be the starting 3B.”

Absolutely not. I am guessing that was a joke? 

Lastly, the needs for the Orioles are the Rotation, Bullpen, 1st (or 3rd), 2nd base, backup catcher, LF (Of).  Nothing you have said was the least big convincing to make me feel otherwise. 

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

We didn’t give up on Maine, Penn, Riley, Dubos, Bigbie (not a pitcher, and a steroids user who was awful after caught), Parrish.  They all were awful and did nothing after leaving Baltimore.

We have no shot at winning next year.  Webb or Harden, even if we got them, which we won’t because pitchers coming off of injuries don’t want to pitch on the Orioles against the Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees, are no guarantee to do well or even pitch. 

If we are being realistic.  If we want to have a shot, and I mean a shot, at starting next year, we would have to be talking CC, Darvish, Fielder, Pujols: Pick any two.