Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
I kind of doubt they would take Weathers for him, Burton OTOH especially if he can come back and pitch well after the break for a week or so. I'd hate to see Burton go but for Hermida it could be well worth it, especially if you could get him to sign a 3 year deal (giving up a year of FA).
But if they did this and still dealt for Kemp and Rolen?
Going out Burton, Harang, EE, Maloney/Ramirez and coming in Kemp, Hermida and Rolen? Not bad! Only thing better would be if it were Arroyo, Weathers and EE.
Yeah, you're probably right about the Weathers-Hermida idea. Fish would be crazy to do that deal. And, as you say, Burton might be a better option.
While I love the idea of getting Kemp and Hermida, I'm not sold that Rolen would be that much of an upgrade, especially with injury and cost concerns factored in. That said, he would definitely make the lineup look a bit more formidable right away, so it would be more fun to watch the team in 2009.