I don't see Baldelli being better than any hitter with a .316 average, 19 HRs, and 46 RBIs, no matter who it is (Dye). Stick with Dye, you won't be disappointed over the long haul. I traded him earlier this season, and have regretted it deeply.
My thoughts exactly. If...and a big emphasis on IF, I do pick up Baldelli, it'll be as a 4th outfielder/spot starter. There's no plausible basis for playing him and benching Dye. That's just silly talk.
edit: picked up Baldelli on Sunday, dropped Mulder
trade weeks or cantu for an OF and move figgins into either 3B or 2B
Well...I have a Glavine for Bay trade pending. If it gets through today, I can add Bay to an OF that will consist of C-Lee/Bay/Dye. I'd move Figgins from OF to 3B and move Cantu from 3B to my bench and ultimately try to move him.
Added M. Napoli, dropped R. Martin. Napoli has more pop in the bat than Martin while maintaining a slightly higher BA. He also has the luxury of hitting in the middle of an AL lineup as opposed to hitting in front of the pitcher in an NL lineup. All those factors appealed to me.
Meanwhile, my closer situation continues to be a headache. Gordon just doesn't get enough save chances. Ditto for Saito. Coffey is getting save chances but is proving to be unreliable. Can't wait for MacDougal to get back. While he might not get a ton of save chances, he won't ruin my ratios like Coffey.
I still would like to add another closer with solid ratios without parting with any of my major pieces. Ideally, I'd like to use Cantu as a trading chip- maybe wait for him to get hot?