Money is tight, so multi-faceted players are a plus. Amezaga can play all of the outfield positions, but primarily CF. He plays SS and 3B. He is a switch hitter, with above average speed.
If Fukudome needs a rest, an ideal option would be to move Byrd over to RF, and play Amezaga in CF. He could give Soriano a day off. From the looks of his scouting report, he could give Ramirez and Theriot a day off too and the transition wouldn't be as brutal as Fontenot or Fox at 3B. Not that Fox played all that bad at 3B.
He has no power, but I feel his versatility would outweigh that weakness in his game. This option seems far better than trading one of our LH pitchers and someone else to Colorado for Spilborghs. Those LH pitchers are far greater assets at the trading deadline than in January. I have thought of Jonny Gomes, but his defense in RF would make a grown man cry.
This is just an idea. Something to think about. I do not think that he would price us out of other markets (Sheets, a back-up 3B/1B) and he could be a valuable asset for a team that was injury prone last season.