After going through the AL with some fake trades, I'll try my hand at some NL deals.
There is now little doubt that my nights spent at a Holiday inn Express have made my qualifications for proposing trades visible from space.
The Braves need bullpen help with an eye towards a 2008 closer.
Trade: C Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Brandon League.
New York Mets
The Mets need a 2B.
Trade: P Aaron Heilman to the Kansas City Royals for 2B Mark Grudzalaniek.
The Marlins need a CF.
Trade: RHP Dontrelle Willis to the Seattle Mariners for CF Jeremy Reed, AAA C Jeff Clement and LHP Eric O'Flaherty.
The Phillies need a 3B.
Trade: AAA C Carlos Ruiz to the Milwaukee Brewers for UT Tony Graffanino.
The Nationals need starting pitching.
Trade: CF Ryan Church to the Oakland A's for LHP Brad Halsey.
Sometimes forcing trades when free agent signings or doing nothing are the more prudent paths can prove a difficult task.
But not for Fake Teams! (Fists on hips, feet slightly spread, chest puffed out and cape blowing behind us!)