So although none of this will happen, well maybe some of it, as far as names goes. I was just watching Ken Rosenthal on fox videos. He said that our Angels are open to trade Erick Aybar (boy I sure hope it is soon), to open up space for Brandon Wood. He later said that our Angels are in a good position to trade for Jake Peavy.
As I watched this I was thinking to myself, "How in the world could we pull that off?" I personally feel that we could "get rid" of some guys that we don’t plan on keeping around. Now don’t get me wrong I am not calling to get rid of these guys, as they have been with us for a long time. But what have you done for me lately. There are only a few guys that were around for the ’02 season. However I don’t feel that Big John will be around next year. This is ok with me, so I was thinking; why not trade him for Jake Peavy. I don’t think there would honestly be a single Angels fan who would not want that. Obviously we would have to give them more, but that would open up a spot on the rotation. As far as Aybar goes the Pads can have him too. I don’t care where he goes but I am sure we will get a pitcher for the pen. So here is how my perfect trade would go.
Big John, a young arm from the farm system and a young catcher, for Peavy.
Aybar to the Cards, (why not the NL Angels of the East), for young arm out of the pen…. maybe Kyle McClellan.
Now in my opinion these trades would be ideal, and probably not happen. But what the heck why not? I think they make sense. The Pads could get young players and someone that can help them win now. Not that they seem to be trying to but we can pay that salary, we win, and we are close to Peavy’s home. I am curious to see what you all think.