Friday, November 21, 2014

Bargain Basement MLB Players For 2015

MLB Bargain Players
Two weeks ago we took a look at the big name free agents and where they could end up. Last week we took a look at the second tier free agents and where they could end up. This week, let’s take a look at potential bargain bin deals.

Emilio Bonifacio/UP- Bonifacio is a speed demon with not too much batting power, but one who has a lot of defensive versatility. He won’t light the world on fire, but he can provide versatility on defense and some speed (and average production,) on offense. I look for a team like the Twins to sign him.

Kelly Johnson/2B- Kelly Johnson is a decent player who is often overlooked. Johnson has power for a second baseman, so if you like pop in your middle infielders, Johnson is your man. A return to Toronto could be in the works or maybe the Rangers.

Rickie Weeks/2B- I can already hear Brewers fans screaming when I say his name. But still, Weeks is a potential reclamation project for the ages. If someone can figure out how to get the player Weeks was in his earlier years out of him, they will have an all time steal. If not, well it is just another page in the downfall of Rickie Weeks. Maybe a team like the Yankees or Dodgers would have some interest.

Josh Willingham/LF/DH- Willingham has had a nice long career and has been one of the most unsung players of his generation. Still, at 36 years of age, Willingham has some pop left in that bat, and would provide a good bench option for a contender. Think someone like the Blue Jays.

Chris Capuano/LHP- I am one of those people who still believe Capuano has something left in the tank to give to a contender. He has a nice curveball and can still get left handed batters out. A return to Milwaukee’s bullpen could be a realistic outcome.  

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