My resolution to remain unflappable in the face of troubling hot stove rumors has been tested early on. Ian over at Bless You Boys reports that the Pirates may be trying to obtain catcher Matt Treanor from the Marlins and then package him with Jack Wilson in trade to the Tigers.
Um, why are we continually linked to players that do not fit the needs we have?
Lugo, Wilson? Are the Tigers going to buy me a wig when I pull all my hair out?
I've posted this comment before, and I'll repeat it here. I'm stating the obvious here, but apparently these facts are not crystallized in our management's mind. WE NEED DEFENSE AND SPEED. Since DD and Leyland are mysteriously hung up on Santiago's durability and refuse to give him a go, then in my mind, we should pursue someone like Cesar Izturis, who would be in our price range, and is stellar defensively and is speedy on the base paths. I know his offense isn't much, but we aren't going after top tier SS free agents.
That's all I'm going to say on this subject, for fear of breaking my vow not to be caught in the malevolent rumor maelstrom.