Monday, November 27, 2006
ESPN is reporting that...
The Dodgers, who are starved for power hitters, loaded with prospects and could probably offer the best possible package of youngsters, from third baseman Andy LaRoche to pitcher Chad Billingsley to outfielder Matt Kemp. Before the August 31 trade deadline, the Red Sox tried to pry first baseman James Loney from L.A. in return for pitcher David Wells, but the Dodgers refused. The Red Sox may resume their pursuit of Loney and perhaps relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton.
I vote for the trade of Manny for Broxton and Loney or LaRoche. Broxton would turn into the pen Paps next year. Loney or LaRoche would give the Sox great infield corner depth that would allow them to move Mike Lowell to say...the other L.A. club for Juan Rivera instead of signing the often injuried J.D. Drew.
Don't open the vault until next winter!