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2012 CBSSports.com free agent predictions

Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:05 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 1:49 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

Which free agents will end up where?

That's the burning question facing the CBSSports.com experts, who have submitted predictions for where some top free agents on the market will go.

Eye on Baseball's Evan Brunell further explains his predictions here, while Larry Dobrow thinks that Prince Fielder will stay in the NL Central, but move a bit south and join Theo Epstein in Chicago. Meanwhile, Gregg Doyel cheekily predicts New York and Boston will open up their wallets and dominate the market. One question, Gregg: With Derek Jeter, Jose Reyes and Jimmy Rollins all Yankees, where do they play!?

2012 Free Agency
Position rankings
Resident baseball columnists Danny Knobler and Scott Miller agree that Pujols will return to St. Louis and Rollins to Philadelphia, but past that it's a free-for-all. The biggest surprises? Knobler has Jose Reyes joining the Tigers, presumably shoving Jhonny Peralta to third. Scott Miller likes Reyes to the Giants, while calling for Carlos Beltran to join the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yes, really. Knobler, on the other hand, tabs Beltran to the Marlins.

Eye on Baseball's C. Trent Rosecrans and Matt Snyder have their own surprise picks. For one, Rosecrans has Albert Pujols to the Marlins. Can you imagine? Snyder, meanwhile, is the only person to predict a shortstop heading to Seattle with Rollins apparently headed northwest. Brunell was the only other person to believe Seattle will play in the free-agent market, as Fielder heads to Seattle in his predictions.

Speaking of Fielder, no one could agree on his landing spot. He could be headed virtually anywhere in the United States. It will be a major surprise if he doesn't land at one of the places projected, but with Fielder, anything goes. The person with the biggest consensus as to his destination is closer Jonathan Papelbon, with five of seven experts predicting he'll return to Boston.

Oh, and that guy named Pujols? Most see him back in St. Louis.

2012 MLB free agent predictions
  Evan
Brunell
Larry
Dobrow
Gregg
Doyel
Danny
Knobler
Scott
Miller
C. Trent
Rosecrans
Matt
Snyder
Albert Pujols
Prince Fielder
Jose Reyes
C.J. Wilson
Jonathan Papelbon
Carlos Beltran
Heath Bell
Jimmy Rollins
Ryan Madson
Mark Buehrle

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Comments

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:05 pm
 

2012 CBSSports.com free agent predictions

Doyel just proved how little he knows about baseball, and even the writer of the blog couldn't help but point it out. Sure the Yankees and Red Sox are bullies, but they're not as stupid as Doyel's predictions. Boston is probably one of the only spots that won't consider signing Prince Fielder, but what the hell, he could probably catch right.....?



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:51 pm
 

2012 CBSSports.com free agent predictions

Greg Doyel is such a troll! Ha ha ha! I can't believe CBS let him do that. Kinda makes a mockery of the whole thing but hey, it is still pretty funny.



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:28 pm
 

2012 CBSSports.com free agent predictions

gregg doyel is obviously an idiot!!!!!!!!


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