Here is my list of players/personel that I'd like to see back next year!
Manager - Jerry Manuel - with a 55-38 record how could he not!
Bench Coach - Empty - Jerry will have a say
Pitching Coach - Dan Warthen
Hitting Coach - Howard Johnson - Could be back???
1B Coach - Empty - New Blood
3B Coach - Empty - New Blood
C- Castro/Schneider - Both will be back for 2009
1B - Delgado - Will Bring him back, even though I ran him out of town on a number of occasions..
2B - Murphy - Will get a chance at 2B next year!, going to winterball
3B - Wright - Obvious choice
SS - Reyes - Again, no brainer
LF - Empty - Will have to bring someone in next year, Big Bat!
CF - Beltran - We need him to be healthy in 2009!
RF - Church - Had a great start in '08, could of been a All-Star!
Evans 1B/OF - Can hit Lefties
A.Reyes 2B - Can Field and a switch hitter
Chavez OF - Fan Favorite and defensive specialist
Pagan OF - Had a great start but then his shoulder fell apart!
Guys that will get looked at:
SP - Santana - ACE
SP - Perez - Give him the money!
SP - Maine - See how he rebounds from surgery!
SP - Pelfrey - Will get better next year!
SP - Empty - We need another big time pitcher here, please apply!
Guys that will get a look at starter:
RP - Smith - good year will get better
RP - Parnell - maybe he will be the future setup guy??
RP - Felciano - probably be back!
SU - Empty - Will have to get a setup guy!
CP - Empty - Will have to get a closer!
Other guys that might get a shot in pen:
Stokes, Ayala(not as the closer), Burgos, Muniz, Kunz
Guys you can't bring back:
Sanchez - I think his better days are behind him
Heilman - No one will be crying about him
Castillo - Will have to pay most of the salary to get him out of town..
Martinez - Free Agent walk year!
Alou - Career done!
Anderson - Nice guy, but can't hit anymore..
Easley - Good season, but he is older and gets hurt.
Schoeneweis - Show him to the door!
Tatis - Free Agent walk year!
Wise - That was a terrible deal, always injured..
Free Agents I would not mind seeing:
2B: Orlando Hudson - Switch hitter that is a great defender
UT: Nick Punto - Plays everywhere, would replace Easley easily.
LF: Manny Ramirez - Very Dangerous Hitter (2 Yr Contract)
OF: Juan Rivera - Hits lefties well and Minaya would love to get him
SP: Jon Garland - Not a strikeout pitcher, but a good one!
SP: John Lackey - Has a club option, might be expendible!
SP: CC Sabathia - I can dream, right!
CP: Brian Fuentes - Do I have to say anything!
CP: Francisco Rodriguez - Main Target!
RP: Jeremy Affeldt - Need another LHP?
RP: Juan Cruz - Long man/Short man
RP: Horacio Ramirez - Long man out of the pen, LHP
Now it's your turn ...... I would love to see what you think... Please feel free to comment....