Once again, I’m taking off for the weekend – this time to New Orleans – and with my history of having things happen when I’m gone in addition to the proximity to the trading deadline, you can be sure that something is going down in the next few days. It always happens. I just know it will. So keep an eye out for these moves on the transaction wire…
What? Everyone keeps saying how much the Reds need a shortstop and that the Dodgers have one to spare, right? On the other hand, the Reds aren’t the only NL Central team needing some infield help…
Yeah, that feels about right.
(Actually, if it included Mark Attanasio, I absolutely would do that deal.)
I mean, trading decent outfield and pitching prospects for Dotel worked out last year, didn’t it? I don’t know about you, but being able to get 27-year-old low minors outfielder Anthony Jackson in the system was completely worth it.
Jonathan Broxton to the Red Sox, Yankees, Angels, Brewers, or Cardinals for anything of any value whatsoever.
Wait, even for a joke article, that idea sounds ridiculous. Who would really suggest that there’s any trade market for Broxton, on the shelf for months with an elbow injury without any set return date?
Oh, that’s right: the geniuses at Bleacher Report. Of course.
Wait, that’s a trade I do want to see happen. How did that sneak in there?
Because someone in the comments of a recent post, and I forget who so my apologies, wanted to see what would happen if St. Louis tried to play Miles, Nick Punto, and Ryan Theriot in the infield all at the same time.
Mike MacDougal signs a three-year, $16m extension.
Not a trade, exactly, but just as terrifying.
Vin Scully to FOX for another loan to cover payroll.
Gasp in horror if you like, but would you really put anything past Frank McCourt at this point?
That sounds okay, what’s the catch?
Oh, for the love of…