Padres Fan wrote:from what I know Buchholz will start the year in Triple A, but will be the 1st call up, Sox would be wise to trade him to Texas for Salty, Kottaras is nothing more than a back up
Kotteras is nothing fantastic, but it's no different than having Mirabelli the last few years- his sole purpose (at least this year) is to catch Wake, and with the two of them starting to work well together I don't think he'll be going anywhere soon. I also think that with the Varitek situation figuered out there isn't a huge push for a Texas catcher right now which is why I can't see them moving Bucholz now that he seems to have gotten his confidence back.
As for the Detroit situation- that some pretty interesting stuff. I think alot of teams are going to be affected, with Detroit possibly the worst. It's also been said that after the Sox lost out on Tex that that's exactly the approach they decided to take going forward- keep their money and see what kind of deals come along this season from struggling teams. So who know's it could be a possibility, but either way there are going to be some pretty crazy deals going down this year. If you haven't read it- go to ESPN.com and look up Bill Simmon's article called The No Benjamins League- geared more towards basketball but a great read on how the economy is going to affect sports this year.