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Some questions about outfield trades

These are just some things I was wondering reading rumors and headlines.  This is just to stimulate discussion--I'm not advocating any particular moves.

  1. Frank Wren has said the Braves want a one-year stopgap in centerfield.  If the Cubs were to send them Jacque Jones, what prospect might we get in return?  Is it possible to trade a player on the DL, such as asking for Mike Gonzalez, who won't be back from elbow surgery until late in 2008, but would be under club control in 2009?
  2. How bad is Rocco Baldelli's injury history?  Would the Rays consider a package like Sean Marshall and Eric Patterson for him?  Where could the Cubs flip Baldelli if they got him?
  3. How well did Chad Tracy play the outfield that one year in Arizona?  b-ref says his range factor and fielding pct. were about average.  Is he a possible acquisition for RF?  What would it take to get him?
  4. If Felix Pie wins the starting CF job in the Spring (or on the basis of his winter ball progress), would you let him start every day so you get full advantage of his defensive strength?  Or would you platoon him with a righty to downplay his offensive weakness against lefthanded pitchers?  Who would be available as a platoon partner?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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