After a scrumptious continental breakfast following my third night at the Holiday Inn Express, my over-qualifications for proposing major league trades should be apparent.
And the AL West teams need just those qualifications to break through the morass of needs and the lack of trading chips to address those!
(Except for the Angels, of course.)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The Angels need a 3B and a 1B to go with some OBP skills.
Trade: RHP Joe Saunders, Jeff Mathis and Kendry Morales to the Houston Astros for Morgan Ensberg.
The A's need another starting pitcher following the Zito defection and Harden's injury status.
Trade: Good luck, Billy Beane's reputation preceeds him. Dan Johnson to the Tigers for Mike Maroth.
The Rangers need outfielders.
Trade: Reliever Joaquin Benoit to the Pittsburgh Pirates for CF Chris Duffy.
The Mariners need starting pitching.
Trade: CF Jeremy Reed to the Atlanta Braves for LHP Horacio Ramirez.
Update [2006-11-8 11:4:0 by Eric Hz]: From this AM's Philadelphia Inquirer:
The Mariners could also deal Reed to the Phils for Ryan Madson.