These are offers that are on the table from me. I've already had extensive talks with these two owners. The one considering Quentin for Kinsler already turned down Kemp for Kinsler, and is more likely to take Upton, but he likes Quentin a lot. I haven't offered BJ yet, but I'm pretty sure he would do that from what he's told me. There's obviously no way he's going to accept Ortiz for Kinsler. The other owner, to whom I've offered Ortiz for Phillips, seems a bit less likely to bite, but said he's seriously considering it.
I ask because I've been thinking about pulling one of these offers off the table soon. Both owners have told me they want to get something done, and I don't want to end up with two second basemen
I'm waiting till the last minute to see which is the best deal I can get.
Thanks for the help. It's been pretty consistent with what I was thinking: the best deal is Quentin for Kinsler, then Ortiz for Phillips, then Upton for Kinsler.
Would you do BJ Upton for Kinsler? I'm not sure I could bring myself to do that. It's close.