On the surface, it seems like a great trade for me, am I missing something?
I give up:
I've got Nomar & Dunn to cover 1st base, plus their roster flex to cover either the OF, or SS or 3B. Helton becomes my utility player. I picked up Crisp off waivers a week ago. The guy kept trying to get Palpebon from me, but he's really been my only consistant releiver (Reitsma & Lidge are my other 2). Streete seems to be coming around, and the A's look to be going into their annual 2nd half surge. I think this allows me to cut Reitsma, whom I've held onto for too long, and pick up another bat, potentially one w/ speed to replace what Crisp could have given me. I'm thinking potentially Corey Patterson who's doing well in Baltimore
I didn't really expect this one to go thru. We've been exchanging offers for a week, I kept trying to get rid of Reitsma (I can understand why he wouldn't want him) and some extra OF bats (Crisp and or Mench), he's been consistantly trying to get Palpebon & Crisp (must be a sox fan). I told him that I'd trade any of my relievers, except for Palpebon. He kept trying to get him anyways. I guess when I threw Turnbow back at him, it was enough. He's in desperate need of an OF or 3, as he's got a ton of injuries to deal with. I'm surprised he wasn't asking for another of my OFs to go w/ Crisp.