And so the hot stove season begins. I usually spend it reading books, watching movies, and old games to feed my rather ridiculous addiction to the great sport of baseball. It's also a time to discuss signings and possible trades. So let's look at my rather controversial shopping list.
1. Melky Cabrera
Let me start by saying I'm not a sports moralist. I want Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame, same with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. I wouldn't revoke medals from Lance Armstrong. If it makes my team better, I'd gladly see Melky Cabrera signed and if he's available trade for the services of Alex Rodriguez (we'll get to that). As I watched the World Series go to Detroit and the need for the DH opened up, I would have much sooner put Cabrera there instead of Theriot or Sanchez. It didn't cost them any in the end but what if it did?
For the past two seasons (one in San Francisco, the other in Kansas City), Cabrera has been the best bat on his team. He's hit over .300 and would have won...