Got a trade idea I wanted to run past you guys. What do you think of this?
Mark Teixeira and Akinori Otsuka for Scott Hatteburg, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Rheal Cormier, Chris Dickerson.
Texas can't pay Teix after this year and have Gagne to close. They are also not really contenders for this year. So this gets them a nice young replacement for Teix in Votto, a top end SP spect in Cueto and a couple of guys to help out right now.
It gives us the big 1B bat we need to really make this offense go. We can put Teix at 1B and bat him 3rd behind Dunn and in front of Junior and just watch this offense go. And we get the closer we badly need.
Think this has any prayer of working for Texas, since Teix is not going to resign there?