You know what. The more I think of it the more I think that there will be a solid offer for Tex at the deadline. I mean if you REALLY look at it who is the CLEAR favorite to win the World Series? No team. Even the mighty Red Sox have struggled some this year. The Angels are a very good team but do they have enough power? prolly not so it will be tough for them. And plus there closer COULD be with another team next year, so why not go for it this year. Of course I realize they NEVER trade there prospects but this is a new GM.
The Red Sox are interesting but dont know if they would trade Youk. But if they got Tex and Ortiz comes back healthy they would be a FAVORITE for the World Series.
The Rays is very intersting. I mean they have a good team and just because they are doin good this year dont mean they will do good NEXT year. (see Colorado Rockies). Why not try for the championship this year? I might do Davis straight up for Tex if they offered that. That would be a good deal for us. And the Rays could definately afford to give him up for Tex. No way we get Price though. And before you think that Davis is too much remember that Jeff Nieman was once labled a potenial Ace, now at best a potential number 4. And they have Kazmir, Shields, Garza, soon to be Price, and alot of guys that can be a real good number 5 starter.
D-Backs are interesting also. They could get Tex and move Connor Jackson to LF or trade Jackson to us. But even if they dont trade Jackson they have a good enough farm system to give us a few good players.
The Dodgers are interesting cause of Ned Colleti. hahahhahha. Maybe he would be stupid enough to trade Loney. I doubt it but you never know with Colleti.
Thats about the only teams I see that might go after Tex. They still may not offer much for Tex but you would think that they would because every team has a chance at the Championship. There is NO clear winner. And plus the Pirates DONT have to trade Nady or Bay this year. They can wait until the offseason or NEXT trade deadline. So they will not be in no rush to trade unless they get the right package. I realize that Nady will probably get traded but who knows how long Nady will hit like this and we ALL know that Tex is a second half player. You know what your gettin from Tex not so much from Nady. Pitchers are not as scared of Nady as they are of Tex and everybody knows that. And the Rockies DONT have to trade Holliday either. They could wait until next offseason or next trade deadline. Or they could try to win again next year. The ONLY BIG bat that is out there for DEFINATE is Tex. Seems to me we can and SHOULD get a better package than alot of us are thinkin even what I was thinkin a few days ago. I just cannot believe that NONE of those teams will not offer us a good package especially if it IMPROVED there chances at a championship even if it is a rental.