Listened to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton's MLB Live show this afternoon while running errands. I caught the tail end of his interview with Baseball Prospectus' John Perrotto. One thing they discussed was a trade rumor whereby the Milwaukee Brewers would send slugging 1bman Prince Fielder to the Red Sox, but no mention who the Red Sox would send to Milwaukee. The assumption would be that the Red Sox would send the Brewers some starting pitching.
Well, in an MLB.com article, Brewers GM responds to a question about whether he would trade one of his young stars-either Corey Hart or Prince Fielder-and tells us what he is looking for:
He added: "We got to where we are today because of our young players. I'm not looking to change anything with that unless there is some good, young pitching available in a trade. Teams hold on to young players and good pitching."
Hmmm....something tells me the Red Sox may have some good, young pitching available now that they have signed Brad Penny, Takashi Saito and John Smoltz.
Prince Fielder for Clay Buchholz, Lars Anderson, Justin Masterson and Michael Bowden??