On this blog I ranted about how much I wanted Mark Loretta as our 1B option in the offseason. Now this from Buster Olney, talking about trade interest in Loretta:
” […] Loretta fits a different category. The veteran, hitting .302 with a 383 on-base percentage, has a one-year deal, and the Astros can capitalize on his trade value now — for the Padres, there’s a chance he would supplant Marcus Giles, who was just benched, as the second baseman, and for the Yankees, he could fill in at multiple positions, perhaps serving as an offensive upgrade over Miguel Cairo.”
So now we may have to give away prospects to acquire Loretta.