It is the time of year when real trade and free agent signing news can be scarce. As a result of having nothing of substance to report, people come up with dream ideas of their own.
Former MLB general manager Jim Bowden, blogging for ESPN, has gotten into the spirit of giving by coming up with a whopper of his own invention.
Last week, Bowden wrote a piece called “Getting great players out of bad spots.” Number four on the list of good players who could benefit from a change in scenery was outfielder Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies.
Bowden acknowledges that the Rockies insist they have no plans to trade CarGo, yet he believes a deal will eventually happen. He mentions the Yankees and Rangers as the kind of clubs that could make an offer overwhelming enough to change the Rockies’ mind.
In the footnotes, Bowden also suggests the St. Louis Cardinals match up well since they have the young pitching the Rockies need.
OK, I can see the potential alignment, though the Cardinals ar...