Per ESPN.com's rumors section, Peter Gammons says that an Alfonso Soriano for Jonathon Broxton deal is close.
Broxton is a big, 6'4", 21 year old righty reliever prospect who supposedly can get it up to 100 mph. He was the #14 prospect in the Southern League this year, per BA, which would put him in the same general region as DVD.
If true, then a good deal for Texas.
There's also a rumor going around about an Adam Eaton for Gerald Laird deal being imminent.
While it wouldn't suck as much as the rumored Gonzalez/Laird for Eaton deal, that would still be a crappy trade.
I've talked about this at length, but to summarize...
- Laird is a pretty good, cheap catcher under team control for five more years
- Eaton is a mediocre starting pitcher who can't stay healthy, will make about $5 million in 2006, and is a free agent after the season.
Hopefully, this rumor isn't true.