Re: Russell Martin could be available??
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Regarding Martin specifically, when was the last time a big market team traded away an all-star caliber player for nothing but prospects? Teams like the Twins, Marlins, and A's do it because it's the only way they can accrue enough talent. They also don't have a fanbase which feels entitled. But when you talk about LA, I'd be absoltuely floored if they traded away Martin without getting at least a major leaguer comparable to EE and with prospects on top of that. Big market teams just don't do stars for prospects.
The only thing I've seen on the trade market so far that might convince the Dodgers to give up Martin might be Peavy. Could be more than 2 teams involved if something like that were the case, though. Obviously, assuming there isn't some really unusual, non-baseball reason the Dodgers would want Martin to go away.
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Last edited by blumj; 10-23-2008 at 04:10 AM.