For the next eleven days, we sit and wonder several things.
Some rumblings I've heard lately are that the Angels are deeply intrigued by Wilson Betemit (just what we need, another useless KC third baseman), and it appears that the Royals feel similar, as (via Jon Morosi) KC scouts were on hand for Salt Lake's game tonight.
Of course, the Aramis Ramirez rumors refuse to die, even though he can (and likely will) veto ANY trade possibility.
However, I created this thread to hear what the rest of HH would love to see. I'll share a couple of my sick fantasies of trades, and let the rest of you
share your thoughts on berate/criticize them. Keep in mind, though, that these are more out of pure desire, and use very little common sense--so don't hold that against me.
1) Angels acquire Ubaldo Jimenez from the Rockies in exchange for Ervin Santana, Bobby Abreu, Alexi Amarista and Trevor Reckling. The only common sense involved here is that the Rockies want a package containing a major-league arm, a major-league bat and two prospects. Santana would be the likely return piece for Jimenez, seeing as Reagins wouldn't throw away Chatwood (at least not yet), and trading Pineiro would be pointless, at least to a non-contender. Jimenez would give us the American League's greatest three-headed monster (Weaver-Haren-Jimenez) without a question. The most irrational piece of this trade? In my opinion, Bobby Abreu--I mean, the Rockies have no place for him (although his option would likely rot away in that case). But hey, my own fantasy.
2) Angels acquire Mike Adams from the Padres in exchange for Rich Thompson and Daniel Tillman. Tillman will be a stud someday. Thompson (at least when he's in for 2/3 of an inning or less) is already a stud. But let's face it--our middle bullpen is hideous. An injury carousel hides the mediocre, while the even worse appear in our games. Adams has quietly become one of baseball's best setup men, and he could definitely help our bullpen out a bit (gives us another three-headed monster of Adams-Downs-Walden). Most irrational piece of this trade? Giving up Thompson, who is under team control until 2013(?), while Adams is under team control through 2012. Like I said, little common sense involved here.
So let's hear YOUR trade ideas, if you have any. Should we even be buying at this point? Selling? Standing pat?