Let’s use this space to dicuss trade rumors and reality.
In the division:
– The Brewers have thrown in the towel, trading Carlos Lee to the Rangers.Ã‚Â They’re also giving up OF prospect Nelson Cruz, and getting relief pitcher Francisco Cordero and outfielders Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix.Ã‚Â I don’t follow the AL closely enough to weigh in on the deal, but it looks like the Brewers are adding depth for a 2007 run.
– Will Carroll reports that the Astros are (still?) in the running for Miguel Tejada.Ã‚Â Current discussions have Adam Everett, Morgan Ensberg, and Fernando Nieve heading to Baltimore.Ã‚Â IIRC, Tejada still has 3 years (and about $30M) left on his deal.Ã‚Â I’m not really worried about the Astros making a run this year, but I’m also not excited about seeing him in the division for the forseeable future.
Ã‚Â – Carroll’s updated with news that Massux has turned down deals to the Mets and Braves (not sure what sort of no-trade clause he has).Ã‚Â Phoenix and the Dodgers are reported front-runners.Ã‚Â I heard similar news someplace else today.