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All 30- Hitters

My predictions of a free agent hitter each team will still sign this off-season:

Nationals: Chad Tracy to pinch hit and get some defense at 1st base for Adam Dunn.

Royals: Vladimir Guerrero to DH; maybe play some right to keep Jose Guillen rested. (I would say Scott Podsednik but it appears he is about to sign with them anyway.)

Pirates: Rick Ankiel to play right field and hit 4th/5th.

Orioles: Hank Blalock to play first base though Baltimore may use Garrett Atkins there.

Indians: Jose Molina to mentor the team’s young catching prospects.

Mets: Bengie Molina who will start at catcher.

Diamondbacks: Randy Winn to play left field and mentor their young outfielders.

Padres: Brad Ausmus to backup Nick Hundley at catcher.

Astros: Jerry Hairston Jr. to start the season at short until Manzella is ready

Blue Jays: Endy Chavez is a great defender in the outfield.

A’s: Khalil Greene to possibly get some innings at short and third.

Reds: Miguel Tejada to start at shortstop and hit 2nd.

White Sox: Ryan Church to be insurance for oft-injured outfielders Andruw Jones and Carlos Quentin.

Brewers: Fernando Tatis to provide some pop off the bench from the right side.

Cubs: Orlando Hudson to play second base and hit 2nd.

Rays: Marcus Thames who can hit for power and start if Joyce/Perez need time at AAA.

Mariners: Xavier Nady has power and can split innings at first with Casey Kotchman.

Tigers: Alfredo Amezaga to spend time in center and at second while prospects learn.

Braves: Jeremy Reed who won’t cost to much and can play all three OF spots.

Twins: Orlando Cabrera fit right in last year and he’ll be back to play second base this time.

Marlins: Gabe Gross to provide a lefty bat off the bench.

Rangers: Russell Branyan who will have to sign another cheap, one year deal.

Giants: Yorvit Torrealba to share catching duties with Buster Posey like Torrealba did with Iannetta in Colorado.

Cardinals: Matt Stairs to pinch hit.

Rockies: Jason Giambi will re-sign after a fun run in Colorado last year.

Red Sox: Rocco Baldelli to backup the outfield because I believe they will trade Jeremy Hermida.

Dodgers: Felipe Lopez to play second base and thrive in that lineup.

Angels: Melvin Mora who will get time at third and left.

Phillies: Paul Bako to play catcher at AAA and wait for an opportunity like he got last year with the Phillies. 

Yankees: Reed Johnson to split time with Brett Gardner in left.

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