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Posted: Friday October 31, 2008 1:02PM; Updated: Friday October 31, 2008 1:02PM
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INSIDE BASEBALL

Offseason questions for every MLB team (cont.)

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Brian Fuentes
As the Mets look to rebuild their bullpen, one option could be Brian Fuentes, who has saved 30 games for the Rockies in three of the last four seasons.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

Philadelphia Phillies

Do the world champions cut ties with Pat "The Bat" Burrell, or do you just let the streaky left fielder go? And how much of a raise -- because he has to get one -- do you give Jamie Moyer?

New York Mets

With Billy Wagner out for the season, they still need to find a closer, so which free agent (K-Rod, Brian Fuentes) is it going to be? Can they live with Luis Castillo again at second?

Florida Marlins

They can't afford much, but can the Marlins really afford to deal away arbitration-eligible second baseman Dan Uggla? Don't they have to keep Ricky Nolasco, too?

Atlanta Braves

How are they going to trade for a front-line starter if they're not willing to part with prospects? Is there a corner outfielder with pop out there that can help them?

Washington Nationals

Can a totally revamped coaching staff help Manny Acta and this 102-loss team? After he had a decent '08, don't they have to at least try to re-sign lefty Odalis Perez?

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

Chicago Cubs

Can they pull off a trade to get the long-coveted second baseman Brian Roberts from the Orioles, solidifying their infield? With Kosuke Fukudome a possible bust, what do they plan to do with right field now?

Milwaukee Brewers

Do they think that they really have a shot at keeping CC Sabathia in Milwaukee? Will they shop around for a leadoff hitter not named Mike Cameron or Rickie Weeks?

Houston Astros

Any way that they can talk starter Randy Wolf into sticking around? And, even so, don't they need to get in the running for another frontline starter behind Roy Oswalt?

St. Louis Cardinals

Who can they find to take Adam Kennedy off their hands? Will they make a run at a needed shortstop, perhaps free-agent Rafael Furcal, who'd fit in nicely?

Cincinnati Reds

Are they willing to go into the market for a front-line starting pitcher? How far back in the long line looking for help at catcher will the Reds be?

Pittsburgh Pirates

Do you swallow and give first baseman Adam LaRoche his raise, or do you try to move him? Is there a free-agent right-handed power bat willing to come to Pittsburgh?

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST

Los Angeles Dodgers

Can they re-sign Manny Ramirez for anything less than a six-year deal? And would keeping Manny stop them from re-signing Rafael Furcal and Derek Lowe?

Arizona Diamondbacks

Do they re-sign Randy Johnson for a chance to win No. 300 in an Arizona uniform? Is there any way that they re-sign Orlando Hudson, who is coveted by a lot of teams?

Colorado Rockies

Can the Rocks find starting pitching help by dangling Matt Holliday or Garrett Atkins in a trade? And is there any way that one-time closer Brian Fuentes stays?

San Francisco Giants

Do the Giants, not far from contending in the weak NL West, find that big bat that they need? And can they at least get a little bit of help at third base?

San Diego Padres

Will they be able to move right-hander Jake Peavy and get decent return for him? And, oh yeah, is there decent return for such a young, dependable starter?

 
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