2009 FA Pitchers

Do the Cubs need a starter?  or reliever?  Here's the reason Hendry may be having trouble: the pickings of pitchers who will be FAs at the end of this season is mighty slim (or unrealistic).  Not that he can't target others (I'd love Guthrie from BAL), but these are the guys most likely on the market.

* - 2009 Option (team or player)

Starting Pitchers             Relief Pitchers

Kris Bensen BAL             Tony Armas Jr. PIT

A.J. Burnett TOR               Luis Ayala WAS

Paul Byrd CLE                  Joe Beimel LAD

Jon Garland LAA              Joe Borowski CLE

Tom Glavine ATL              Juan Cruz ARZ

Mike Hampton * ATL        Brendan Donnelly BOS

Rich Harden * OAK          Scott Downs TOR

Orl. Hernandez NYM        Alan Embree * OAK

Jason Jennings TEX       Kyle Farnsworth NYY

Randy Johnson ARZ       Casey Fossum TB

John Lackey * LAA           Brian Fuentes COL

Esteban Loaiza OAK       Aaron Fultz CLE

Braden Looper STL         Tom Gordon * PHI

Derek Lowe LAD              LaTroy Hawkins NYY

Pedro Martinez NYM        Mark Hendrickson LAD

Matt Morris * PIT               Trevor Hoffman SD

Mike Mussina NYY           Jason Isringhausen STL

Jamie Moyer PHI             Steve Kline SF

Mark Mulder * STL           Brad Lidge PHI

Carl Pavano NYY             Brandon Lyon ARZ

Brad Penny * LAD            Damaso Marte * PIT

Odalis Perez WAS           Tom Martin COL

Oliver Perez NYM             Julio Mateo PHI

Andy Pettitte NYY             Guillermo Mota MIL

Mark Prior SD                   Hideki Okajima * BOS

Hor. Ramirez SEA           Darren Oliver LAA

C.C. Sabathia CLE         John Parrish SEA

Ben Sheets MIL              Chris Reitsma SEA

John Smoltz * ATL          Dennys Reyes MIN

Julian Tavarez BOS        Juan Rincon MIN

Steve Trachsel BAL        Francisco Rodriguez LAA

Brett Tomko KC              Brian Shouse MIL

Claudio Vargas MIL       Rafael Soriano ATL

Randy Wolf SD               Jorge Sosa NYM

                                          Mike Stanton * CIN

                                          Salomon Torres * MIL

                                          Derrick Turnbow MIL

                                         Oscar Villarreal ATL

                                         David Weathers CIN

                                         Dan Wheeler TB

                                         Dave Williams NYM

                                         Matt Wise NYM

                                         Jay Witasick TB

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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