Well, when I went to sleep it looked like we had a trade in the books. When I woke up, 43% of lonestarball voted no. So that's that. Lets move on.
We have one last AL team before we move on to the NL, and it's the Chi Sox. Let's face it, we aren't a good match because of the hatred between these two teams.
But I'll try another one and guys, these are only trade proposals, so stop being all anal about it and just have fun. Remember, constructive critizism, not hatred.
Breaking news: the Texas Rangers trade Hank Blalock , Eddie Guadardo, and Joaquin Arias for Jack Egbert and Josh Fields from the Chicago white Sox.
At first glance, I like it. Crede has been below average for the Sox and they could use an upgrade at 3rd base. They eventually want to use Fields, but Im afraid they just aren't fond of him anymore and are willing to trade him, or else he would be playing there right now. Arias steps in next year for Cabrera. Their in house replacement, Alexei Ramirez, is no sure thing so I could see them adding another young SS for competition reasons.
We get their third best prospect and a major league ready third baseman. Jack Egbert would be a candidate for a late summer, early fall call up next year. Josh Fields steps into the 3rd baseman role, finally.
Chicago might be willing to do this because they want to stay in first place. They get an extra pen arm, which are being way over valued right now, an upgrade for 1.5 seasons in blalock(if they pick up the option), and they get a future replacement for Cabrera.
Now go on you know the deal vote, and vote wisely.