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The usual amount of speculation and gossip about where the next free agents will land crept up over the weekend. Here are the highlight for position players:
Magglio Ordonez: The Tigers, for whom Ordonez has toiled for so long and where he fits very well, reportedly remain interested in keeping him even after signing Martinez. They do still need another outfielder (at least one), and Ordonez is and has been a wonderful fit. Still, they might want to consider shoring up a miserable starting rotation before focusing on that spot.
Juan Uribe: The Dodgers are hot on Uribe's path, presumably envisioning him as a second baseman alongside Rafael Furcal. Uribe's versatility has value to LA, too, because of Furcal's fragility and third baseman Casey Blake's age. The Cardinals are probably still in the mix, but LA makes a lot of sense for Uribe.
Carlos Pena: The Cubs have apparently reached out to Pena, who would be a fair replacement for Derrek Lee and satisfies the team's prerequisite that their free-agent bat be a left-handed slugger of some stripe. Of course, the team also has a smoother road to signing Adam Dunn now that the Tigers have inked Martinez, so this is no sure thing.
Lance Berkman: Berkman insists he is ready to rebound in a big way next season, and he seems to think about half the big leagues are interested in being there when he does. He listed mostly National League teams, hardly surprising because that is where he wants to end up. The most intriguing teams listed were Colorado and Toronto, where he would be a good fit.