Here’s a look back at the 2008 MLB season and who signed and who did not by taking a look at the American League Central. We’ll break down the entire league division by division so make sure you check back to see if your favorites will retrun TTM signature requests.
Chicago White Sox:
Players and coaches who signed: Brian Anderson, D.J. Carrasco, Jose Contreras, Joe Crede, John Danks, Octavio Dotel, Jermaine Dye, Gavin Floyd, Toby Hall, Bobby Jenks, Paul Konerko, Nick Masset, A.J. Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez, Carlos Quentin, Nick Swisher, Jim Thome, Juan Uribe, Javier Vazquez, Dewayne Wise, Ozzie Guillen, Harold Baines, Greg Walker, Joey Cora, Juan Nieves, Jeff Cox, and Mark Salas.
Players and coaches who refused: None
Players and coaches I never had a chance to ask: Mark Buehrle, Orlando Cabrera, Scott Linebrink, Boone Logan, Matt Thornton, Don Cooper, Ed Farmer, Ken Harrelson, and Steve Stone.
Players and coaches who signed: Casey Blake, Craig Breslow, Paul Byrd, Asdrubal Cabrera, Fausto Carmona, Jamey Carroll, David Delluci, Brendan Donnelly, Ben Francisco, Ryan Garko, Franklyn Gutierrez, Zach Jackson, Jorge Julio, Masahide Kobayashi, Aaron Laffey, Cliff Lee, John Meloan, Edward Mujica, Jhonny Peralta, Rafael Perez, Anthony Reyes, Rich Rundles, C.C. Sabathia, Kelly Shoppach, Jeremy Sowers, Jake Westbrook, Joel Skinner, Luis Rivera, Rick Manning.
Players and coaches who refused: Michael Aubrey, Rafael Betancourt, Joe Borowski, Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner, Jensen Lewis, Scott Lewis, Andy Marte, Victor Martinez, Grady Sizemore.
Players and coaches I never had a chance to ask: Josh Barfield, Rick Bauer, Bryan Bullington, Scott Elarton, Sal Fasano, Tom Mastny, Juan Rincon, Jorge Verlandia, Eric Wedge, Derek Shelton, Jeff Datz, Luis Isaac, Carl Willis, Dan Williams, Dennis Malave, Mike Hegan.
Players and coaches who signed: Freddy Dolsi, Kyle Farnsworth, Armando Galarraga, Jason Grilli, Todd Jones, Matt Joyce, Ryan Raburn, Edgar Renteria, Ramon Santiago, Andy Van Slyke.
Players and coaches who refused: Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya, Jim Leyland, Rafael Bellaird, Gene Lamont,
Players and coaches I never had a chance to ask: Miguel Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Brandon Inge, Aqulino Lopez, Zach Miner, Placido Polanco, Nate Robertson, Fernando Rodney, Kenny Rogers, Dane Sardinha, Bobby Seay, Gary Sheffield, Marcus Thames, Vance Wilson, Lloyd McClendon, Al Kaline, Jim Price.
Kansas City Royals:
Players and coaches who signed: Mike Aviles, Brian Bannister, John Buck, Billy Butler, Kyle Davies, Esteban German, David DeJesus, Joey Gathright, Alex Gordon, Jose Guillen, Mitch Maier, Gil Meche, Leo Nunez, Tony Pena, Joakim Soria, Mark Teahan, Robinson Tejeda, Brett Tomko, John Mizerock, Bill Duplissea, Paul Splitorff.
Players and coaches who refused: Luke Hochevar, Miguel Olivo, Ramon Ramirez,
Players and coaches I never had a chance to ask: John Bale, Albeto Callaspo, Ross Gload, Jimmy Gobble, Zack Greinke, Mark Grudzielanek, Luke Hudson, Yashuhiko Yabuta, Trey Hillman, Rsuty Kuntz, Bob McClure, Dave Owen, Mike Barnett.
Players and coaches who signed: Scott Baker, Brian Bass, Nick Blackburn, Craig Breslow, Alexei Casilla, Jesse Crain, Mike Cuddyer, Adam Everett, Carlos Gomez, Eddie Guardado, Brendan Harris, Livan Hernandez, Phil Humber, Ryan Jorgensen, Bobby Korecky, Jason Kubel, Mike Lamb, Francisco Liriano, Matt Macri, Juan Mijares, Craig Monroe, Joe Nathan, Pat Neshek, Glen Perkins, Jason Pridie, Nick Punto, Mike Redmond, Denys Reyes, Juan Rincon, Kevin Slowey, Dernard Span, Matt Tolbert, Delmon Young, Ron Gardenhire, Scott Ullger, Dan Gladden.
Players and coaches who refused: Boof Bonser, Brian Buscher, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Bert Blyleven.
Players and coaches I never had a chance to ask: Matt Guerrier, Randy Ruiz, Joe Vavra, Scott Liddle, Rick Anderson, Rick Stelmaszek, Jerry White.