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Donovan on the free agents

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SI's John Donovan looks at ten free agents, and makes his best estimate of what it will take to land them.

Not surprisingly, there are three Rangers on his list -- Vicente Padilla, Carlos Lee, and Gary Matthews, Jr.

He has Padilla at $21-24 million over three years, although he suggests that Padilla may be able to match the 3 year, $27 million that Matt Morris got last offseason.

As a point of comparison, he also pegs Ted Lilly at $8 million per year...and I'd much rather have Padilla than Lilly.

Carlos Lee, he puts at 5 years, $70 million, and GMJ he thinks will shock people by getting 4 years, $40 million.

I'd pay Padilla what Donovan is talking about, and definitely let Lee and GMJ walk.

Donovan also says Soriano will crack the $100 million barrier. I feel sorry for whatever team ends up signing him...