Dawgpound 1613 wrote:Need 1 solid trade this off-season (at least) to trade a hitter for a major-league ready starting pitcher, preferably two and then let them simmer in 2007 and go for it in 2008. The plan seems to be coming into shape. Now to see if it is any good.
Those rumors are flowing pretty strong right now. I am hearing lots of Crawford for Willis + talk, and some Baldelli for Olsen talk as well. I know we have to make a deal but I would really hate to lose Crawford for basically any pitcher. I imagine one of Longoria or Brignac will be about ready for the bigs by this time next year, so a move has to be done to make room.
I honestly would not mind seeing a veteran #3 SP signed and then 3 or 4 guys for the bullpen signed, and see what happens next summer with this young offense, young starting pitching and a semi reliable bullpen.