Offer on the table:
I give up Colby Lewis and Jake Fox/John Buck (Fox until Buck returns, then Buck, unless Buck is worth more than Kurt Suzuki, my 2nd catcher), receive Matt Capps and John Jaso.
I need to make a push in offense (I have already started to do so).
As far as pitching goes, here is the deal:
I am 25 strikeouts ahead of the second place team and 147 ahead of third place. Based on other moves we have made I don't think I can hold off the second place team in strikeouts, so I don't think this makes a difference.
In Wins, I am in a tight 4 team race (right now, 2nd place, 2 behind the first place team, and 1 ahead of 3rd place, 4 ahead of 2nd place), so I think this is a problem.
In saves, there is a team 12 saves behind me, but I currently have 1.5 closers (Wuertz and Gonzalez), and they have 3. If Bailey comes back and Gonzalez doesn't take the job, I may not hold him off even with this trade.
ERA, I have a decent lead, but one that could be caught.
WHIP, I have a slightly bigger lead; also one that can be caught.
Winning Percentage, I have a decent lead, but still one that may be caught.
Lewis is no youngster, but he averaged 177 IP in Japan the last two years (and he can only assume he threw fewer pitches per inning, based on his peripherals, than he has in the US). He is currently at 148.1. Should that even be a consideration?