As of this writing, Ray Durham is still a free agent. Yes, the same Ray Durham who posted an .812 OPS last season, including an outstanding .380 OBP, and played league-average defense at second base.
By OPS+, Durham’s offensive performance last season was better than that of the current second baseman of 22 of the 30 teams in the majors, and his .380 OBP would be better than all but 3 other major league second sackers.
Obviously, Durham was a casualty of the crazy economics of this past offseason, when his contract demands may have been a bit high for a 38-year old, but I can think of several teams just off the top of my head – the Giants, White Sox, Braves, and Mariners spring to mind – who could instantly upgrade their team by installing Durham at 2B instead of the guy they are currently playing.
Teams like that should definitely be giving Ray a call to see what kind of contract he might play for.