Fantasy Man 27 wrote: Havok1517 wrote:
WAS Kory Casto to MIN for Scott Baker
I like this idea. Casto needs to get some ABs in, and Baker will never crack MIN rotation.
COL Garrett Atkins to BAL for Brandon Erbe
This doesn't make sense for the Orioles. They have Rowell waiting in the wings to take over in 2009
COL Jeff Baker to PIT for Bryan Bullington
I can see this working
PHI Aaron Rowand to SD for Scott Linebrink
I think the Padres will just wait out Cameron
CLE Paul Byrd to STL for PTNL
I only see this happening when the Indians are ready to call up Miller. Would the Cardinals trade Chris Perez for him?
TB Al Reyes to Philly for mid-level arm
I think the Rays will hold on to Reyes for this year at least.
TB Carlos Pena, Jonny Gomes, Jorge Cantu to SF for Noah Lowry & PTNL (not Tim Lincecum)
I'm not so sure the D-Rays want to sell this low on both Cantu and Gomes. Where would Cantu play? It all depends on the quality of the PTBNL
WAS Chad Cordero to NYY for Tyler Clippard & mid-level pstarter
I think the Nats would want Betances if they gave up Cordero to the Yanks. Clippard might be able to get it done. I think this would only be done to stop BOS from acquiring him.
PIT Jose Castillo to KC for low-tier prospect
I doubt this would happen.
COL Clint Barmes to TOR for a low-level reliever
Maybe the would trade Romero for him? I know that is a high price, but Clayton is horrible.
ARI Scott Hairston to ATL for a low-level starter
NICE. I have not even thought about this. Maybe the Braves would give up Harrison for him?
BOS Joel Piniero to Houston for a mid-level prospect
Maybe. I think Houston would give up one of their two solid catchers to get him.
-Well, I don't think Rowell actually stays at 3B. He's huge and I think as he matures and adds muscle he'll get less mobile. I think he'll move to 1B sometime (which really isn't blocked) in the minors and eventually to DH.
-The Cards wouldn't move Perez for Byrd since I think the Indians will force the Cards to pay his salary. A middle of the road prospect for sure.
-TB will have to sell low on these guys as long as they refuse to play them (minus Pena). Cantu would play 2B, Gomes in LF, & Pena at 1B. I still think Cantu can play 2B. The Giants would likely have to include a prospect reliever.
-I don't think Hairston would cost the Braves Harrison. Lerew maybe.
-Grundz is old and a FA after this year. Castillo is in the duldrums and who can blame him since the Pirates turned their back on him.
-I'm not sure the Red Sox would want a catcher since they have Kottaras from the David Wells deal.
Also, I still think the Mets make a deal for a 2B at the deadline. Luis Castillo would be a nice fit imo since he's a FA and the Twins have Casilla. Maybe the Twins would combo a stud pitching prospect with Castillo for a Milledge or Gomez (they gotta make room for Fernando Martinez sometime)?