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Who's next? Let's rank-em

He's not walking through the LF door anymore.

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But, what a great past couple of weeks, eh?

Most everyone seems to agree that LF is the next position of most need. Bubbafan clearly elaborated upon this in a fanpost just a few days ago. I agree that many folks (especially Walt and Dusty) aren't that comfortable letting Heisey/Frazier/Phipps begin the season as the starting LFer. Just imagine how sticky it could get if Stubbs continues his woes this spring, thereby pushing Heisey into CF.

Having Heisey as the 4th OFer allows for a more versatile team, still leaving the possibility for Heisey to take over a starting role by mid-season. There's no reason to hand over the reigns quite so easily, especially when there are viable options still left on the shelf.

So with the aforementioned assumed; How do folks rank the possible FA LFs left for the picking?

How about everyone's top-5 for Walt to consider?

Personally, I'd rank the options:

1. J.D. Drew (Lance Berkman type comeback?)

2. Johnny Damon (might look pretty good hitting between Phillips and Votto)

3. Kosuke Fukudome (a platoon with Heisey could be quite impressive)

4. Ryan Ludwick (a Walt-like discount-rate might suffice)

5. Cody Ross (not much of a fan, but he's not past his prime)

honorable mentions (Rick Ankiel, Raul Ibanez, Carlos Guillen, Brad Hawpe, Xavier Nady)

So, who do you got?

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