Well now, 58% said no to yesterdays deal, so it isn't gonna happen now is it. This next one I think makes sense for both teams.
Breaking news: The Texas Rangers trade minor league catcher Taylor Teagarden and Eddie Guardado for minor league pitcher Clay Buchholz.
Face it, straight up will never happen even if T.T. is probably the 2nd best catcher in the minors. That's why you add Eddie G in this deal. Eddie is gone after 2008 and I doubt we get compensation for him. So basically you are trading the 2nd best catcher in the minors for a top 5 pitcher in the minors. Both are major league ready which will entice both teams. Boston needs an offensive/defensive whiz like Mr. Teagarden to replace Varitek.
This deal makes even more sense for us. We get an "Ace potential" pitcher to plug into an un healthy rotation. We figure out our log jam at catcher by penciling in Laird as your starter(as hard as that is for me to write) and Salts McGee as your back up, at least for next year. Salts needs major defensive work, but Boston isn't going to jump on this offer if Salts is added. Next we have MaxRam who will find his at bats through first base/DH/3rd catcher. Come 2010, your starting catcher and backup will be Salts and MaxRam, which I think we can all live with.
Even though I love this kid T.T., to get such an awesome pitcher back he has to be included. So Go on vote on this one.
Also I'd like to add that their is big risk on both sides of this trade, sorta like the Hammy/Volquez trade of last year. Both have tremendous potential.