Fans you better hide your heeeeaaarrrrt! Your lovin' heeeeaaaarrrt!
Look, we all know the story here. We want a trade. Gardy wants a trade. The players want a trade. But try as Bill Smith might, there's just not a team out there who will give us a quality infielder or pitcher in exchange for a pile of magic beans. (Note to self: do not invest as heavily in magic bean futures next year)
Our trade targets are once again a long list of the overpriced and untouchable:
Freddy Sanchez--snapped up by the Giants (would have cost Swarzak or better)
Marco Scutaro--verboten unless Roy Halladay moves (which he won't)
Jarrod Washburn--The Yankees want him, which means we don't stand a chance.
Chad Qualls--Way too pricy
Michael Wuertz--Local boy, kept under lock and key by Moneyball Ogre Billy Beane
Orlando Cabrera--Aging and being treated by Moneyball Ogre Billy Beane as though he were the second coming of Honus Wagner.
Deadline's coming and the cards say: A broken heart!
Let's go and get the Angels regardless, eh fellas?