He can play both corner infield positions and we may have a need at both. He hits for power, he has gap power, has a strong BA, is young, inexpensive and a FA after this year. If Morales came back in September we could slide Cantu over to 3B and have Izzy rotate between 2B and SS. Now comes the question, is he available, and is there anything we can offer?
I think an offer of Brandon Wood, Tyler Chatwood and Tyler Kehrer would be enough to bring Cantu in. Florida is faced with losing him to FA this winter and Wood, Chatwood and Kehrer would be a tremendously strong trade for them. He's the middle of the order bat we need, he plays the positions we need, the money is right, his circumstances are right, he's not over the hill, I'm not sure why this isn't being explored further.
So far the common names popping up are Derrek Lee, Paul Konerko and Lance Berkman. Well they all come with their price tags and if Kendry came back in September we'd be screwed because one of them or Matsui would go to the bench. If this team isn't confident in Napoli+ platoon player at 1B for the remainder of this season, I truly believe Cantu makes the most sense.
What say you halo faithful?