Saturday, July 28, 2007
If the reports are true, the Rangers have one suitor for T-Rex – the Braves – and they are offering at least one prospect with Salty. Getting a pre-arbitration catcher that can hit for someone that is not going to be a part of the next Rangers’ appearance in October should be a no brainer. Well that was my first thought and it may be wrong…for Daniels.
If Daniels waits until the winter, he is only giving up two months of T-Rex, but he likely gains three big pocketbook buyers – Boston, MFY and Tigers – to drive up the price. Being adverse to risk, I take Salty and the side dishes. On the flip side, Daniels needs to extract maximum value for T-Rex, after a terrible deal with the Padres, to keep his job.
My guess is that neither GM budges, which will put the Reds in panic mode again this July. Krivsky is waiting for Texass to move T-Rex before Dunn gets dealt. Without Daniels setting the market, Krivsky will dump Dunn given his upcoming partial no-trade provisions. Hopefully, the Sox can exploit this situation and gain another power-patient bat for the stretch run.