Re: Would you take any of these trades?
A couple thoughts here first.
Lowell is usually a poor second half player, so don't be afraid to move him for a legit pitcher.
Chavez and Cabrera are usually REALLY good in the second half, so don't trade them (and you won't need to trade for a SS, Cabrera will be good).
Kennedy is usually a good second half performer as well, but I wouldn't be hesitant to move him for Vidro.
Bottom line: Make sure you keep Chavez for 3B and Cabrera for SS. If you need pitching help throw Lowell's name out there and see who's name comes up. I would think you could do better than Buehrle. Someone like M.Mussina who has faltered in the first half would be a good bet to produce in the second half. Other names would include: M. Clement, T. Hudson, and C.Zambrano. I like the third trade (for Vidro) the best. The others I wouldn't do, especially Chavez / Cabrera for Jack Wilson??? Uggh. You'll hate yourself if you make that deal. You also mention that you have Aramis Ramirez. If you can only play one 3B, I think it should be Chavez, which means you can offer up Ramirez after he gets back from injury. He usually does pretty well in the second half as well, so look to move him (if you do) shortly before your trade deadline in the league. Good luck.
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