kirch5 wrote:I have made attempts at Reyes (offered Lawrie/Avila and Konerko/Avila) Asdrubal (Lawrie, A-rod, Konerko all in 1-for-1 deals) and also at Hanley (Lawrie/Avila) and have been turned down by all. The wire is empty ( top SS Cozart, Andino, Ransom, Tejada) so i am just sitting here on my thumbs.
Those trades would only work if the other team needs 3B or C.
If this were my team, my strategy would be to see if anyone has 2 SS's (Team A) and see what they need. You can find a different team that needs a catcher (Team B) and try to trade Avila to Team B to get what Team A needs FIRST, then package A-Rod and that guy to Team A for a decent SS 2-for-2 (Elvis Andrus, Asdrubal come to mind) and a decent OF. This may not be easy to pull off, but if it works you can make some good upgrades at both SS and OF without giving up Miggy.
Whatever you do, just don't get stuck trading Avila for another 3B...in case Team A doesn't want to deal you don't want to get stuck with ANOTHER 3B and kind of screw yourself. Ideally whoever you get for Avila from Team A will at least sort of help you (as a backup plan).