Since the season began, we've all read that Paul Maholm and Joe-elle (a shot at ESPN for not knowing his name) Hannrahan were going to be viable trade options at the deadline.
Well it seems the players have changed those plans a bit. So know we've been more focused on the prospects that we should be willing to part with versus the prospects that are absolutely untouchable.
But what about some of our lefty pitchers? or one of our young catchers?
After DTodd's piece on when players are coming back, excellent read btw, it seems we will have three lefties. Why wouldn't one be a nice trade option? We have two young guys in Moskos and Watson with a lot of control and some early success on the mlb level. We also have a veteran in Beimel that could be a nice piece to add to an AL or non-Central Division NL team. Before you simply brush this off, I don't see us carrying three lefties, but I've been wrong before. Obviously I would rather deal Joe Duquesne over the young guys, but NH's ability to rebuild the bullpen every year warrants consideration on trading the other two.
I'm not even saying we need to move these guys for a mlb starter, which probably wouldn't come our way. Maybe we can flip one to get a nice bench player or even a low-level prospect that wouldn't need protected right away?
The catcher situation is going to get crowded once Doumit comes back. A position where we had little-to-no org depth is suddenly a stonger position. We won't include Snyder, because he might not return. We will Doumit and McKenry at the mlb level. Fryer will head back to Indy with Jaramillo. Sanchez is in AA. A ball features Cabrera and Paulino.
Basically we might be able to find somebody interested in one of our catchers.
Now in a perfect world we could find a team that would be building and we could package a lefty and a catcher to get optimal value.