2003 Potential Baseball Free Agents

The baseball bidding war opens in just a few short weels and some big names dot the free agent list. Teams seeking help will find their match somewhere in this list. Not all on the list will be let go, but money considerations could force a teams' hand. <br><br> Here is a list of potential free agents in major league baseball:

2003 Potential Baseball Free Agents The baseball bidding war opens November 15th and some big names dot the free agent list. Teams seeking help will find their match somewhere in this list. Not all on the list will be let go, but money considerations could force a teams' hand.

Here is a list of potential free agents in major league baseball:

2003 Potential free agents.

NOTES: C = Club option; P = Player option; M = Mutual option: Player and club must agree for player to return.

CATCHERS

Player Team Expectations
Sandy Alomar Jr. White Sox
Brad Ausmus Astros Has options everywhere
Pat Borders Mariners
Alberto Castillo Giants
Mike DiFelice Royals
John Flaherty Yankees
Brook Fordyce Orioles C: $4 million (not expected back)
Joe Girardi Cardinals
Todd Greene Rangers
Javy Lopez Braves Contract year numbers headed out
Brent Mayne Royals C: $3 million
Greg Myers Blue Jays Expected to be re-signed
Keith Osik Brewers
Eddie Perez Brewers
Todd Pratt Phillies
Tom Prince Royals
Ivan Rodriguez Marlins Will playoffs persuade him to return?
Benito Santiago Giants Will not return
Kelly Stinnett Reds M: $750,000
Matt Walbeck Tigers
Chris Widger Cardinals Likely will be re-signed
Gregg Zaun Rockies

FIRST BASEMEN

Player Team Expectations
Tony Clark Mets Not likely to be re-signed
Ron Coomer Dodgers Not likely to be re-signed
Wil Cordero Expos
Julio Franco Braves Not likely to be re-signed
Matt Franco Braves Still solid bench player
Andres Galarraga Giants Might retire
Mark Grace D-backs C: $2 million (will retire)
Eric Karros Cubs M: $9 million (not expected back)
Travis Lee Devil Rays M: $2.5 million (expected back)
Dave McCarty Red Sox
Fred McGriff Dodgers Not likely to be re-signed
Rafael Palmeiro Rangers Likely headed elsewhere in AL
J.T. Snow Giants C: $6.5 million (good as gone)
Scott Spiezio Angels Likely headed elsewhere

SECOND BASEMEN

Player Team Expectations
Roberto Alomar White Sox What happened to him?
Carlos Baerga D-backs Expected back
Jay Bell Mets Buh-bye
Miguel Cairo Cardinals
Luis Castillo Marlins Likely headed elsewhere
Andy Fox Marlins
Chris Gomez Twins C: $1 million
Mark Grudzielanek Cubs C: $6 million (likely will be brought back)
Denny Hocking Twins
Keith Lockhart Padres
Pat Meares Pirates Retired
Jeff Reboulet Pirates
Pokey Reese Pirates C: $5.125 million (not expected back)
Terry Shumpert Devil Rays
Fernando Vina Cardinals C: $4.5 million (not expected back)
Todd Walker Red Sox Could see lots of offers
Eric Young Giants C: $3 million (not expected back)

SHORTSTOPS

Player Team Expectations
Rich Aurilia Giants Why are they letting him go?
Mike Bordick Blue Jays Might retire
Royce Clayton Brewers C: $2 million (not expected back)
Deivi Cruz Orioles C: $1.5 million (not expected back)
Tony Graffanino White Sox
Shane Halter Tigers Not likely to be re-signed
Jose Hernandez Pirates Strikeout king gone
Barry Larkin Reds Re-signed with team
Mike Mordecai Marlins
Rey Ordonez Devil Rays Last year's start a mirage?
Rey Sanchez Mariners
Miguel Tejada A's Likely headed elsewhere, Mets?
Jose Valentin White Sox C: $5 million
Jose Vizcaino Astros Likely will be re-signed
Tony Womack Cubs Not likely to be re-signed

THIRD BASEMEN

Player Team Expectations
Tony Batista Orioles Good value, likely gone
Vinny Castilla Braves
Lenny Harris Marlins Not likely to be re-signed
Mark McLemore Mariners
Greg Norton Rockies
Joe Randa Royals
Chris Stynes Rockies M: $1.25 million (expected back)
Fernando Tatis Expos Not likely to be re-signed
Robin Ventura Dodgers May re-up cheaply
Todd Zeile Expos Not likely to be re-signed

DESIGNATED HITTERS

Player Team Expectations
Ellis Burks Indians C: $5 million (likely will return for less money)
Ben Grieve Devil Rays Not likely to be re-signed
Al Martin Devil Rays
Edgar Martinez Mariners Might retire
Dean Palmer Tigers Won't be back; might retire
Ruben Sierra Yankees
Frank Thomas White Sox M: $8 million (expected back)

OUTFIELDERS

Player Team Expectations
Moises Alou Cubs P: $9.5 million
Albert Belle Orioles Retired
Marvin Benard Giants
Darren Bragg Braves
Jeromy Burnitz Dodgers Will stay in California
Mike Cameron Mariners Lots of offers coming
Jose Cruz Jr. Giants M: $4 million, likely gone
Carl Everett White Sox High risk, high reward?
Doug Glanville Cubs Not likely to be re-signed
Juan Gonzalez Rangers Interesting name to watch
Tom Goodwin Cubs
Vladimir Guerrero Expos Likely headed elsewhere, Yanks?
Jose Guillen A's Will be hard to re-sign
Rickey Henderson Dodgers Not likely to be re-signed
Todd Hollandsworth Marlins Not likely to be re-signed
Raul Ibanez Royals Underrated
Brian Jordan Dodgers C: $10.5 million (not expected back)
Kenny Lofton Cubs Likely will be re-signed
John Mabry Mariners C: $1.5 million (not expected back)
Orlando Merced Astros
Raul Mondesi D-backs Not likely to be re-signed
Troy O'Leary Cubs
Eric Owens Angels Not likely to be re-signed
Orlando Palmeiro Cardinals
Eduardo Perez Cardinals
Reggie Sanders Pirates
Gary Sheffield Braves Likely headed elsewhere
Matt Stairs Pirates
Shannon Stewart Twins Did more for the Twins than anyone
B.J. Surhoff Orioles
< Mark Sweeney Rockies
Michael Tucker Royals Not likely to be re-signed
John Vander Wal Brewers
Rondell White Royals

STARTING PITCHERS

Player Team Expectations
Brian Anderson Royals Likely headed elsewhere
Andy Ashby Dodgers M: $8.5 million (not expected back)
Pedro Astacio Mets Injury concerns
Miguel Batista D-backs C: $5 million
Jason Bere Indians Not likely to be re-signed
Dave Burba Brewers Not likely to be re-signed
John Burkett Red Sox C-ya!
Paul Byrd Braves P: $7 million
Chris Carpenter Cardinals C: $2 million
Roger Clemens Yankees Is this it? Retirement?
Bartolo Colon White Sox So many offers, so little time
Jeff D'Amico Pirates
Scott Erickson Orioles Not likely to be re-signed
Shawn Estes Cubs Not likely to be re-signed
Rick Helling Marlins
Pat Hentgen Orioles C: $4 million
Livan Hernandez Expos C: $6 million (likely will be traded or let go)
Cory Lidle Blue Jays Needs pitching coach, NL?
Jose Lima Royals
Esteban Loaiza White Sox C: $3.5 million (expected back)
Derek Lowe Red Sox C: $4.5 million (likely will return)
Greg Maddux Braves Likely headed elsewhere, SD?
Kevin Millwood Phillies Bidding war
Brian Moehler Astros Not likely to be re-signed
Hideo Nomo Dodgers C: $8 million (expected back)
Darren Oliver Rockies Not expected back
Carl Pavano Marlins Likely headed elsewhere
Andy Pettitte Yankees Why let this guy go?
Sidney Ponson Giants Second tier offers
Rick Reed Twins M: $8 million (not expected back)
Shane Reynolds Braves M: $3 million
Todd Ritchie Brewers
Kenny Rogers Twins
Glendon Rusch Brewers C: $5.155 million (not expected back)
Garrett Stephenson Cardinals Not likely to be re-signed
Jeff Suppan Red Sox C: $4 million (not expected back)
John Thomson Rangers Likely will be re-signed
Brett Tomko Cardinals Not likely to be re-signed
Ismael Valdes Rangers
Ron Villone Astros
David Wells Yankees C: $6 million (likely headed elsewhere)

RELIEF PITCHERS

Player Team Expectations
Terry Adams Phillies Not likely to be re-signed
Antonio Alfonseca Cubs Should see offers
Wilson Alvarez Dodgers Not likely to be re-signed
Armando Benitez Mariners Big game dud
Rheal Cormier Phillies C: $3 million (will likely return)
Mike DeJean Cardinals C: $2.5 million
Kelvin Escobar Blue Jays Likely will return
Jeff Fassero Cardinals C: $1.5 million (not expected back)
Mike Fetters Twins
Keith Foulke A's Solid talent as closer
Chad Fox Marlins
John Franco Mets Franco, not a Met?
Tom Gordon White Sox Can still close
Jason Grimsley Royals
Eddie Guardado Twins Underrated
Mark Guthrie Cubs C: $2.2 million (not expected to be re-signed)
Shigetoshi Hasegawa Mariners

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