June 18, 2007

Buehrle for Milledge???

Trade season is in full bloom! In his daily blog, ESPN's Buster Olney believes there is the framework for a trade of White Sox starter (and soon-to-be free agent) Mark Buehrle to the Mets, along with another player, for Met OFer Lastings Milledge. Sox GM Ken Williams is still torn whether or not to become a seller or a buyer, and with his club so many games out in the fierce AL Central (never thought I'd be using THOSE words to describe THAT division), it is likely that Buehrle and OFer Jermaine Dye might soon be wearing another teams' uniforms. Right now, starting pitching is NOT our greatest need; line-up consistency and probably another outfield bat would have to rank number one. However, Buehrle is the type of pitcher who traditionally comes over to the NL and does very well (a la Bob Ojeda), and, if we so desired, we could probably lock him up to a 3 or 4 year deal to replace Tom Glavine next year. As much as we'd hate to see Milledge go (see Diaz, Victor, in Texas) the thought of acquiring another solid rotation arm like Buehrle makes it almost impossible to say no to this trade, if the offer ever comes...

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