Baseball might have the most fun offseason. And the trades are just starting.
-Angels trade Dan Haren for Cubs Carlos Marmol. Great trade for Cubs. Marmol sucks. He is too inconsistant and I'm waiting for his arm to have Tommy john surgery. Both are in their last year of their deals and the Cubs can move Haren at the trade deadline for some prospects.
-Rangers offered Hamilton a 1 year qualifying offer. I think Hamilton will have a tough time finding a team offering more than a 4 year deal. And that may be a stretch. I'm not sure who will even do it. I think he reups with Texas with 4 year deal.
-Jake Peavy signed a 2 year/29 million deal with the White Sox. Most years a guy with his injury history should get.
-Ortiz will stay in Boston.
Steroid user Mark McGwire may move to the Dodgers as hitting coach.
So any trade rumors hitting up your town?
I'm interested to see what the Dodgers do. They keep saying they will spend more but who knows. Also if anyone gives Cabrera a decent deal.
Catchers-Napoli, AJ Pierzynski
1B Adam LaRoche, Berkman
2B Scutaro, Kelly johnson, Ryan "2 World Series in a row" Theroit
SS Drew, Alex Gonzalez
3B Youkilis, Chavez
LF Hamilton, Cabrera Victorino
CF Bourn, Pagan, BJ Upton
RF Swisher, Ross, Hunter
SP Grienke, Lohse, Sanchez
RP Soriano, Valverde, Soria
Not a great list of Free Agents. I think teams will pass on alot of these guys in favor of trades and bringing up minor leagers.