“Steve, Freeman’s in the wings but why not get Gonzalez for a year. Padres don’t need pitchers?”
I just don’t think its good business. Gonzalez has one more year left on his contract. He’d be a one year rental for a steep, steep price in prospects and MLB ready players. Two years, maybe. But not for one year.
Stevie, it’s baseball not business. Maybe I should travel around with Frank and use my southern charm to get things done. Whose the Padres GM? We’ll trade Buddy Carlisle for AG before he remembers Buddy’s in Japan.
I obviously think Hammy is brilliant annd his validating my opinion makes him my current favorite host. LaRoche was helpful at the end of last season and he is forgiven for ruining Mother’s Day 2004 but his first half performances make me nervous. Hammy, while brilliant, confused me a bit. The guys you mentioned had pretty low BA. So that’s ok as long as they have 20HR or so? Still learning. Great show!
No, wait. Nevermind. I just realized that even if Soriano accepts, he’d definitely okay a trade to a place where he could close.
Why would any team pay the 7 mill arby salary AND a trade piece when they could have gotten him for 7 mill flat? Because it would be a small trade piece/ salary dump which is easier to give up than draft picks. And because willingness to do certain things changes heavily in the course of an offseason. (See “Derek Lowe, Winter 2008)
Furthermore, I’m talking out of my ass. Roll Tide.
Bub – I’m growing a little more nervous as the day wears on as well. But I still believe that he gets offered 2 years for 10MM or more, he’s gone. And I think that is still the more likely scenario. He’s The Scowl, for God’s sake!
Kelly’s got a sweet swing, Steve. It isn’t so hard to believe he’s a decent hitting coach away from turning it around. If I was a mid-low market team looking for a 2B at rather small trade cost, he’d be my guy for certain.
I propose that during the offseason, we refer to the Boston Redsox and New York Yankees as a single team, since they mean the same thing in so many scenarios, and can be used interchangably in countless trade ideas.
And we shall call them: The B’york Yanksox.
Let’s trade Lowe and Soriano to the B’york Yanksox for … no, wait, it doesn’t work. I hate the internet.