OFFSEASON OUTLOOK 2009 40 MAN ROSTER Rule V Eligible  
Mike Finocchi  
Targets CURRENT COUNT 40 Neil Wagner  
POSITION SECOND BASEMEN YEARS ASK/SIGN PRICE COMPETITORS/TEAM CATCHER   Joanniel Montero  
2B Mark Ellis, Oakland 2 Years $11 Million Oakland Athletics   Victor Martinez Hector Rondon 40
2B, 3B, SS, OF Jerry Hairston Jr., Cincinnati         Kelly Shoppach Randy Newsome  
2B Dan Uggla, Florida         Carlos Santana Carlos Santana 40
  THIRD BASEMEN         Wyatt Toregas Chuck Lofgren  
3B Garrett Atkins, Colorado         Chris Gimenez Jason Denham  
1B, 3B, OF Casey Blake, Los Angeles D 3 Years $17 Million Los Angeles Dodgers FIRST BASE   Chris Gimenez 40
1B, 3B Hank Blalock, Texas +         Ryan Garko Carlton Smith  
1B, 2B, 3B Jorge Cantu, Florida       SECOND BASE   Shawn Nottingham  
3B Craig Counsell, Milwaukee         Asdrubal Cabrera Cirilo Cumberbatch  
3B Joe Crede, Chicago W +         Jamey Carroll Juan Valdes  
3B Edwin Encarnacion, Cincinnati         Josh Barfield Scott Roehl  
3B Mike Lowell, Boston         Luis Valbuena Brandon Pinckney  
2B, 3B Mark Loretta, Houston 1 Year $1.25 Million Los Angeles Dodgers THIRD BASE   Ryan Goleski  
3B Doug Mientkiewicz, Pittsburgh         Andy Marte Jeff Stevens *CHC
3B Melvin Mora, Baltimore         Mark DeRosa Stephen Head  
3B Mark Teahen, Royals       SHORT STOP   Frank Herrmann  
1B, 3B Ty Wiggington, Astros         Jhonny Peralta Trevor Crowe 40
  OUTFIELDERS       LEFT FIELD   Jordan Brown  
OF Raul Ibanez, Seattle 3 Years $31.5 Million Philadelphia Phillies   Ben Francisco Kevin Dixon  
  STARTING PITCHERS         David Dellucci Ryan Edell  
SP Paul Byrd, Boston       CENTER FIELD   Jose Constanza  
SP Ryan Dempster, Chicago C 4 Years $52 Million Chicago Cubs   Grady Sizemore Lucas Montero  
SP Freddy Garcia, Detroit         Trevor Crowe Angel Rodriguez  
SP Livan Hernandez, Colorado       RIGHT FIELD   Alex Castillo  
SP Randy Johnson, Arizona + 1 Year $8 Million San Francisco Giants   Shin-Soo Choo Richard Martinez  
SP Kyle Lohse, St. Louis 4 Years $41 Million St. Lous Cardinals DESIGNATED HITTER   Carlos Arias V
SP Braden Looper, St. Louis         Travis Hafner Jose Jimenez  
SP Derek Lowe, Los Angeles D       STARTING PITCHER   Anillins Martinez  
SP Mark Mulder, St. Louis +         Cliff Lee Sandy Mendez  
SP Carl Pavano, New York Y + 1 Year $1.5 Million CLEVELAND INDIANS   Fausto Carmona Joe Ness  
SP Brad Penny, Los Angeles D + 1 Year   Boston Red Sox   Jake Westbrook Jorge Riera  
SP C.C. Sabathia, Milwaukee 7 Years HAHAHA $161 Mil New York Yankees   Anthony Reyes Juan Aponte  
SP Ben Sheets, Milwaukee +         Aaron Laffey Cristo Arnal  
SP Randy Wolf, Houston         Jeremy Sowers Jerad Head  
  RELIEVERS         Zach Jackson Jansy Infante  
RP Luis Ayala, New York M         Carl Pavano Isaias Velasquez  
RP Chad Cordero, Washington         Scott Lewis Rafael Quintero V
RP Juan Cruz, Arizona         Hector Rondon Minor League FAs  
RP Bob Howry, Chicago C 1 Year $2.75 Million San Francisco Giants RELIEF PITCHER   TJ Burton  
RP Damaso Marte, New York Y 3 Years $12 Million New York Yankees   Rafael Perez Bubbie Buzachero  
RP Will Ohman, Atlanta         Rafael Betancourt Matt Ginter #
RP Dennys Reyes, Minnesota         Masahide Kobayashi John Halama  
  CLOSERS         John Meloan Jeff Harris  
CL Brian Fuentes, Colorado 2 Years $17 Million Los Angeles Angels   Edwin Mujica Juan Lara  
CL Kevin Gregg, Florida TRADED FROM FLORIDA TO CHICAGO (CUBS)   Jensen Lewis Preston Larrison *WAS
CL Trevor Hoffman, San Diego         Rich Rundles JD Martin *WAS
CL Jason Isringhausen, St. Louis         Adam Miller Jeff Weaver  
CL Brandon Lyon, Arizona         Tony Sipp Armando Camacaro $
CL J.J. Putz, Seattle TRADED FROM SEATTLE TO NEW YORK (METS)    Kerry Wood Yamid Haad  
CL Francisco Rodriguez, LAA 3 Years $37 Million New York Mets   Joe Smith Damaso Espino $
CL BJ Ryan, Toronto           Matt Whitney *WAS
CL Huston Street, Colorado           Andy Cannizaro $
SP, CL John Smoltz, Atlanta       COLOR KEY STATUS Brandon Chaves  
CL Kerry Wood, Chicago + 2 Years $20 Million CLEVELAND INDIANS Green 25 Man Roster Niuman Romero  
CL Jose Valverde, Houston       Blue Rule V Addition Morgan Ensberg  
  INDIANS FREE AGENTS       Red In Danger Tony Graffanino  
Catcher Sal Fasano 1 Year Minor League Deal Colorado Rockies Gold New Addition Jason Cooper  
Infielder Jamey Carroll Option Year $2.5 Million PICKED UP Orange Fighting For 25 Man Andy Gonzalez  
Pitcher Matt Ginter       Purple Injured, Not On 40 Man Todd Linden  
Reliever Brendan Donnelly 1 Year Minor League Deal Texas Rangers Black Minor Leagues Nathan Panther  
Reliever Juan Rincon 1 Year Minor League Deal Detroit Tigers     Bronson Sardinha  
Reliever Scott Elarton           Brian Slocum *PIT
  ARBITRATION              
Catcher Kelly Shoppach 1 Year $1.95 Million Avoided, Re-Signed        
POSITION KEY COLOR KEY INDIANS ACQUISTIONS INDIANS ACQUISITIONS SYMBOL KEY STATUS
FILLED OUT OF PRICE RANGE Position Player Contract Pos, Player Contract Granted Free Agency #
LUXURY INJURY RISK = + Pitcher Chen-Chang Lee Minor League Deal; $400K Bonus P, Jack Cassel Minor League Deal Added to 40 Man 40
FLEXIBLE LUXURY Pitcher Jose Rodriguez Minor League Deal P, Matt Herges Minor League Deal Taken in Rule 5 V
  BEST CASE SCENARIO Pitcher Greg Aquino Minor League Deal P, Vinnie Chulk Minor League Deal Re-signed $
  SHORT TERM SOLUTION Pitcher Tomo Ohka Minor League Deal IF, Jesus Merchan Minor League Deal New Team *
  OUTSIDE POSSIBILITY Pitcher Kerry Wood 2 Years, 20 Million, + Option Year IF, Wilson Valdez Minor League Deal Outrighted By Indians O
  FALL BACK OPTION Pitcher Joe Smith Trade From NYM OF, Mickey Hall Traded From BOS(Byrd) MLFA's Rule V Eligible if Resigned
  IN PRICE RANGE Infielder Luis Valbuena Trade From SEA SP, Kirk Saarloos Minor League Deal    
  OFFICIAL TARGET Infielder Mark DeRosa Trade From CHC        
  NEED FILLED Pitcher Carl Pavano 1 Year, 1.5 Million + Incentives        
  OFF THE MARKET              
  RE-SIGN INDIANS OUTGOING INDIANS OUTGOING  
  LET GO Pitcher Tom Mastny Sold to Japan Pitcher Jeff Stevens Traded to Chicago  
SIGNED BY TRIBE Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez Traded to Seattle Pitcher John Gaub Traded to Chicago  
SIGNED BY OTHER TEAM Pitcher Chris Archer Traded to Chicago Outfielder Ryan Goleski Released