Today is the big day. The non-waiver trade deadline. 4PM ET. Let’s post our final trade thoughts here.
Will Cargo be dealt? (he should)
Will Blackmon be dealt? (he should)
We know Wilin and Axford have no trade value. Stubbs and Descalso have no trade value. Honestly – even though his salary seemed modest at the time – it’s safe to say JDLR has no trade value. In my opinion, Reyes does have some value, but is a better candidate for the waiver deadline or even the off-season. Dickerson had trade value before the injuries – but has none at the moment.
Of course NoDo and DJ have all sorts of trade value……but it’s asking way too much for the Rox to think that progressively.
Other things I’ll be watching;
Padres – can Preller undo his failed experiment?
Yankees – I don’t buy Dustin Ackley being their lone acquisition.
Reds – Dealt Leake last night, Cueto last week. Bruce and Chapman remain.
Mets/Orioles/ChiSox – all need an OFer.
Cards – need some sort of big bat.
Hopefully Bridich didn’t get any sleep last night……and not because he’s fretting about Axford. Hopefully he was on the phone with other teams. And…..in between those phone calls, let’s hope he remembered to make one to ABQ to call up Miguel Castro.