Re: Bobby Crosby ?
Wonder if we could work a bad contract swap with the Twins -- We trade them CF Willy Taveras and they send us infielder Nick Punto? Both are due to make $4 million in 2010, with their contracts expiring after the season, so we're talking a straightforward, even-up swap.
Punto isn't worth $4 million, but he would be worth more to us than Taveras, seeing as how we have a glut of outfielders on the roster. Likewise, the Twins are adequately covered in the infield, but lacking in the outfield.
Punto could back up 2B and 3B, and play more often at SS if Janish can't hit over the Mendoza line. Punto probably won't hit much higher (in the .220-.240 range), but he draws lots of walks, does better against RH pitching (Janish's weakness), and is adequate in the field.
Seems like we could match up with the Twins. Could be worth exploring as our free agent and trade options for SS keep dwindling.