Hot Stove: Early list of 2015 free agents

Here’s a list from the MLB player’s association of player’s who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are more than 30 players who may become free agents if the options on their respective contracts are not picked up — Billy Butler ($12.5 milllion club option, Adam LaRoche ($15 million mutual option) are examples. The Mariners also have one in Hisashi Iwakuma, who has $7 million club option for next season. GM Jack Zduriencik called it “a no-brainer” on the decision to pick up the option.

MLB Trade rumors has this list with the possible option eligible free agents and the option cost.

Teams have five days to negotiate with their players that will become free agents. They can even extend a qualifying offer which is about $15.3 million for one season. If a qualifying offer is extended, any team wanting to sign a player must give u their first round draft pick.

If you look at the list of Mariners’ players below, there isn’t a player that would merit a qualifying offer. Joe Beimel said he would like to return to Seattle next season, as did Chris Young. But it will come down to money and fit on the roster. Kendrys Morales also said he would like to sign a multi-year deal with the Mariners. That ship has left the port and sunk in the Puget Sound. The only way he returns to the Mariners is if they flop out on other quest for 1B/DH types and they sign him to one-year deal under what he made last season. Franklin Gutierrez hasn’t given up the dream of playing for the Mariners. But  Zduriencik said after the season ended that the oft-injured center fielder would only return as a non-roster minor league invite.

Seattle Mariners

  • Joe Beimel
  • Endy Chavez
  • Chris Denorfia
  • Franklin Gutierrez
  • Kendrys Morales
  • Humberto Quintero
  • Chris Young
  • Corey Hart –  designated for assignment and opted for free agency already.

 

Other teams ….

Atlanta Braves

  • Emilio Bonifacio
  • Ryan Doumit
  • Gavin Floyd
  • Aaron Harang
  • Gerald Laird
  • Ervin Santana

 

Baltimore Orioles

  • Alexi Casilla
  • Nelson Cruz
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Andrew Miller
  • Johan Santana
  • Joe Saunders
  • Delmon Young

 

Boston Red Sox

  • Burke Badenhop
  • Ryan Dempster
  • David Ross
  • Koji Uehara

 

Chicago Cubs

  • Carlos Villanueva

 

Chicago White Sox

  • Paul Konerko
  • Matt Lindstrom

Cincinnati Reds

  • Jack Hannahan
  • Ryan Ludwick

 

Cleveland Indians

  • Jason Giambi

 

Colorado Rockies

  • Matt Belisle
  • Michael Cuddyer
  • Nick Masset
  • Franklin Morales

Detroit Tigers

  • Joba Chamberlain
  • Phil Coke
  • Joel Hanrahan
  • Torii Hunter
  • Jim Johnson
  • Victor Martinez
  • Max Scherzer

Houston Astros

  • Matt Albers
  • Jesse Crain
  • Jose Veras

 

Kansas City Royals

  • Norichika Aoki
  • Scott Downs
  • Jason Frasor
  • Luke Hochevar
  • Raul Ibanez
  • James Shields
  • Josh Willingham

Los Angeles Angels

  • Jason Grilli
  • John McDonald
  • Joe Thatcher

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Josh Beckett
  • Kevin Correia
  • Roberto Hernandez
  • Paul Maholm
  • Chris Perez
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Jamey Wright

Miami Marlins

  • Rafael Furcal
  • Kevin Gregg
  • Reed Johnson
  • Brad Penny

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Zach Duke
  • Tom Gorzelanny
  • Lyle Overbay
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Francisco Rodriguez

Minnesota Twins

  • Jared Burton

New York Mets

  • Bobby Abreu
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka

 New York Yankees

  • Chris Capuano
  • Stephen Drew
  • Chase Headley
  • Rich Hill
  • Derek Jeter
  • Hiroki Kuroda
  • Brandon McCarthy
  • David Robertson
  • Ichiro Suzuki
  • Chris Young

 

Oakland Athletics

  • Alberto Callaspo
  • Jonny Gomes
  • Luke Gregerson
  • Jason Hammel
  • Jon Lester
  • Jed Lowrie
  • Hiroyuki Nakajima*
  • Geovany Soto

 

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Mike Adams
  • Kyle Kendrick
  • Wil Nieves

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Clint Barmes
  • Francisco Liriano
  • Russell Martin
  • Edinson Volquez

 

San Diego Padres

  • Tim Stauffer

 

San Francisco Giants

  • Michael Morse
  • Jake Peavy
  • Sergio Romo
  • Pablo Sandoval
  • Ryan Vogelsong

 

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Mark Ellis
  • Justin Masterson
  • Jason Motte
  • Pat Neshek
  • A.J. Pierzynski

 

Texas Rangers

  • Scott Baker
  • Neal Cotts
  • Colby Lewis
  • Alex Rios

 

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Melky Cabrera
  • Casey Janssen
  • Munenori Kawasaki*
  • Colby Rasmus

 

Washington Nationals

  • Asdrubal Cabrera
  • Scott Hairston
  • Nate Schierholtz

 

*Eligible per contract terms

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A few afternoon Mariners’ related notes – spring training start dates

Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn’t decide on the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did enough in 2014 - 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts – and last season to have the option vest automatically. So there was no decision to be made.

Still, even if there were a decision it would have been a “no-brainer” as GM Jack Zduriencik said a month ago.

As expected, these players became article XX B free agents.

  • Joe Beimel, LHP
  • Endy Chavez, OF
  • Chris Denorfia, OF
  • Franklin Gutierrez, OF
  • Kendrys Morales, DH
  • Humberto Quintero, C
  • Chris Young, RHP

The Mariners announced their start dates for spring training.

  • Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 20. With their first workout on Feb. 21
  • Position players must report by Feb. 24. The first full squad workout will be on Feb. 25.

Here’s the graphic they sent out ….

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Left-handed reliever Brian Moran, who was selected by the the Angels in last year’s Rule 5 draft, was returned to the Mariners. Moran missed all of 2014 after having Tommy John surgery on April 15.

Moran was 16-12 with a 2.96 ERA (74 ER, 225.1 IP) in 151 relief appearances in his career. Moran will be assigned to a minor league roster (not 40-man roster). The Mariners took Moran in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. His college teammates at North Carolina – Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager – were also taken in that draft

View full post on The Seattle Times: Mariners Blog

Hot Stove: List of 2015 free agents

Here’s a list from the MLB player’s association of player’s who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are 32 more players may become free agents if the options on the contract are not picked up. MLB Trade rumors has this list with the possible option eligible free agents and the option cost.

Teams have five days to negotiate with their players that will become free agents. They can even extend a qualifying offer which is about $15.3 million for one season. If a qualifying offer is extended, any team wanting to sign a player must give u their first round draft pick.

If you look at the list of Mariners’ players below, there isn’t a player that would merit a qualifying offer. Joe Beimel said he would like to return to Seattle next season, as did Chris Young. But it will come down to money and fit on the roster. Kendrys Morales also said he would like to sign a multi-year deal with the Mariners. That ship has left the port and sunk in the Puget Sound. The only way he returns to the Mariners is if they flop out on other quest for 1B/DH types and they sign him to one-year deal under what he made last season.

Seattle Mariners

Joe Beimel

Endy Chavez

Chris Denorfia

Franklin Gutierrez

Kendrys Morales

Humberto Quintero

Chris Young

Corey Hart –  designated for assignment and opted for free agency.

 

Other teams ….

Atlanta Braves

  • Emilio Bonifacio
  • Ryan Doumit
  • Gavin Floyd
  • Aaron Harang
  • Gerald Laird
  • Ervin Santana

 

Baltimore Orioles

  • Alexi Casilla
  • Nelson Cruz
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Andrew Miller
  • Johan Santana
  • Joe Saunders
  • Delmon Young

 

Boston Red Sox

  • Burke Badenhop
  • Ryan Dempster
  • David Ross
  • Koji Uehara

 

Chicago Cubs

  • Carlos Villanueva

 

Chicago White Sox

  • Paul Konerko
  • Matt Lindstrom

Cincinnati Reds

  • Jack Hannahan
  • Ryan Ludwick

 

Cleveland Indians

  • Jason Giambi

 

Colorado Rockies

  • Matt Belisle
  • Michael Cuddyer
  • Nick Masset
  • Franklin Morales

Detroit Tigers

  • Joba Chamberlain
  • Phil Coke
  • Joel Hanrahan
  • Torii Hunter
  • Jim Johnson
  • Victor Martinez
  • Max Scherzer

Houston Astros

  • Matt Albers
  • Jesse Crain
  • Jose Veras

 

Kansas City Royals

  • Norichika Aoki
  • Scott Downs
  • Jason Frasor
  • Luke Hochevar
  • Raul Ibanez
  • James Shields
  • Josh Willingham

Los Angeles Angels

  • Jason Grilli
  • John McDonald
  • Joe Thatcher

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Josh Beckett
  • Kevin Correia
  • Roberto Hernandez
  • Paul Maholm
  • Chris Perez
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Jamey Wright

Miami Marlins

  • Rafael Furcal
  • Kevin Gregg
  • Reed Johnson
  • Brad Penny

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Zach Duke
  • Tom Gorzelanny
  • Lyle Overbay
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Francisco Rodriguez

Minnesota Twins

  • Jared Burton

New York Mets

  • Bobby Abreu
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka

 New York Yankees

  • Chris Capuano
  • Stephen Drew
  • Chase Headley
  • Rich Hill
  • Derek Jeter
  • Hiroki Kuroda
  • Brandon McCarthy
  • David Robertson
  • Ichiro Suzuki
  • Chris Young

 

Oakland Athletics

  • Alberto Callaspo
  • Jonny Gomes
  • Luke Gregerson
  • Jason Hammel
  • Jon Lester
  • Jed Lowrie
  • Hiroyuki Nakajima*
  • Geovany Soto

 

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Mike Adams
  • Kyle Kendrick
  • Wil Nieves

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Clint Barmes
  • Francisco Liriano
  • Russell Martin
  • Edinson Volquez

 

San Diego Padres

  • Tim Stauffer

 

San Francisco Giants

  • Michael Morse
  • Jake Peavy
  • Sergio Romo
  • Pablo Sandoval
  • Ryan Vogelsong

 

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Mark Ellis
  • Justin Masterson
  • Jason Motte
  • Pat Neshek
  • A.J. Pierzynski

 

Texas Rangers

  • Scott Baker
  • Neal Cotts
  • Colby Lewis
  • Alex Rios

 

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Melky Cabrera
  • Casey Janssen
  • Munenori Kawasaki*
  • Colby Rasmus

 

Washington Nationals

  • Asdrubal Cabrera
  • Scott Hairston
  • Nate Schierholtz

 

*Eligible per contract terms

View full post on The Seattle Times: Mariners Blog