Brad Lidge's value is a question that could be different depending on whether it is assessed for major league clubs or for fantasy clubs. Yesterday's column by Jose De Jesus Ortiz in the Houston Chronicle offered up some clues about the value Lidge carries to those who cover him for a living. Whether those values match with what fantasy players would pay is the point of this discussion.
Here are the two proposals Mr. De Jesus Ortiz offered-up for discussion:
Saltalamacchia would be perfect for the Astros, and Lidge could save the Braves' season considering they have lost Mike Gonzalez, whom they acquired this winter to try to fix the bullpen that betrayed them last year....Good trades hurt, but the Astros are in desperate need.
Are either realistic? Are the Astros really giving up a lot to get what is proposed?