Originally Posted by pedro
Right now I don't see any teams that really need a catcher other than the Giants but that may change due to injury (although time is running out).
That market may develop in the off season though.
However, if a team gets in a bind Jason Larue is a solution at the position he plays, something which I don't think a lot of teams felt Lopez was, and it abundantly clear from the trade the Reds just made that teams WILL overpay for what they feel they truly need.
Once you hit the offseason, and the focus is next year, I think you almost have to stay with LaRue. The only value I see in dealing him is in getting pitching help for the run this year, and once the offseason hits, you can probably just go out and buy the help you need on the market.
Trading LaRue makes another hole to fill. Certainly can't count on Ross to repeat a career year next year -- that line of thinking (hopefully) went out the window with Dan O'Brien and the Javier Valentin fiasco.