* White Sox shortstop Juan Uribe is already on the block.
* As is Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla. And considering the free-agent pitching pool, Padilla may look awfully good to someone.
and given that...
* Milledge looks like a goner from the Mets. I am hearing his name so much in trade talks I am starting to think his nickname is Chip.
I propose a deal with the Mets. Let's send Padilla and Laird to the Mets for Mike Pelfry and Lastings Milledge. I don't think the Mets will be able to get Santana, Haren or Blanton, and Padilla would probably thrive in the NL. Given the Mets need a catcher too, this deal makes a lot of sense.
We probably need to add someone to make that deal. Could we add Benoit or Mayberry to get the deal done? Would we have to add someone like Poveda or Feliz?