Ok, forget about the last post. I just made a trade.
Mike Piazza/Ramon Ortiz
Pedro Martinez/Shawn Green
He had offered Varitek, and I countered with Green. He accepted.
My thought process. See if you agree. He has Varitek/Leiberthal already on his team. With Piazza, he isn't going to carry 3 catchers. So I can pick up one of those two off the FA wire once he dumps one of them. I just dropped Todd Ritchie and picked up Geronomo Gil for security purposes.
I can stash Green on my bench (I have Klesko, Sheffield, Floyd, Kearns, and Dunn) until he comes out of his funk.
So, in my mind, with acquiring Green in this deal, I am getting an extra player, b/c he will drop one of his other catchers.
Good trade? Good thinking on my part?