Barring a sudden burst of competence -- and that might be too much to ask from this woeful bunch -- the Home Team should be expected to start moving some of its big-ticket, short-term veterans for some high-ceiling, long-horizon prospects.I'm not sure I really want to live in a world in which a team signs Brett Tomko within a week of sending Greg Maddux packing.
Starting pitcher Randy Wolf, a free agent at season's end, is almost certainly gone. Pitcher Greg Maddux, whose contract contains a no-trade clause, might be induced to move at age 42 for a meaningful role in one more pennant race.
Outfielder Brian Giles, whose 2009 option has yet to be exercised, could also be made available should a contending club dangle the right bait.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Selling in San Diego
The Padres are obviously not going anywhere, so as Tim Sullivan notes, it's time to put up the for sale sign: