Upgraded from the diaries, trade talk goes here. - JD
Some trade talk is being posted in the game thread, and since it's reached the point of self-destruction I thought I'd open up this diary.
The latest has the Rangers sending Rod Barajas and Brad Wilkerson to the Astros for Brad Lidge, Morgan Ensberg and Fernando Nieve. Does anyone think this is a good deal for Houston? It's amazing how fast Lidge's stock has fallen. The 'Stros also have never given Ensberg the shot he deserves at third.
Cleveland's Ronnie Belliard to St Louis for Hector Luna was supposedly a done deal this afternoon, but I haven't seen any confirmation. Anyone know what's up?
With Peter Gammons sidelined the crazy rumor front is a little quieter this year. Ken Rosenthal does his part by writing three or four columns a day. http://msn.foxsports.com/writer/archive?authorId=162
Tim Dierkes keeps up on things at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
Will Carroll's Will's Mill is for baseballprospectus subscribers, but everyone can read the first paragraph which usually has the hottest rumor. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/?column=43
Jayson Stark's Stark Market is available for ESPN insiders.