Not to get too picky, since we all make boneheaded predictions (Edwin Jackson as NL ROY??!!! What was I thinking?!), but here is something from Gammons’ April 4th column. I like the #1 listing the most. I wonder how it will finally play out. My guess is that at least two of the guys get traded. Not Griffey, though.

10 players likely to be traded by July 31

1. Junior Griffey, Cincinnati
2. Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh
3. Kris Benson, Pittsburgh
4. Ben Sheets, Milwaukee
5. Jose Cruz Jr., Tampa Bay
6. Ugueth Urbina, Detroit
7. Carlos Delgado, Toronto. If he’ll go.
8. Jerry Hairston Jr., Baltimore
9. Jose Vidro, Montreal
10. Steve Trachsel, Mets

2 comments… add one
  • My guess is that Benson and Urbina go by the deadline (Benson a lock, Ugie a probably–it’s the Tigers for Pedro’s sake). I would say Kendall also, but I doubt many want his big contract and lack of power. I am praying for Theo & co. to pull through with a miracle deal bringing a healthy Delgado to Beantown (hey, a man can dream), though I’d prefer another starter.

    Another Sox Fan June 28, 2004, 10:46 pm
  • Sheets isn’t going anywhere. He’s still cheap and has two more years before he’s a free agent — by which time the Brewers will be a decent team. Vidro isn’t going anywhere either. They just re-signed him to an inflated contract.
    Just found the site. Looks good and ill be back.

    soxfan June 29, 2004, 5:51 pm

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