We are hearing plenty of talk about trading Derek Lowe, but I wonder how we will spend the money we would gain by trading him?
The problem I see is that we are gonna overpay for whoever we choose to sign using his money. This is fine if they are one year deals, but I have a hard time believing we can acquire many of the names linked to us to one year deals.
My point is, I think we need to be careful and not make another mistake by giving hitters too much money because we are desperate. This is exactly what happened with Lowe and we are already regretting it.
I know that isn't an exciting proposition, but it may be the most realistic situation if we can't trade Lowe without eating money. I don't expect much of anything in return, but if we are eating money I say keep him.