I'm just gonna tackle some of these trade rumors and give my take then let you all discuss.
I'm not getting a real clear picture of what we are offering but it is said our deal is the most attractive right now. I'm hearing maybe Chirinos and a SS, maybe Barney or Lake and maybe an arm like Dolis. I'd do that in a heartbeat. Not sure how much they want a ML ready Barney as it seeems they are ready to hand the SS duties over to Reid Brignac so I would have to think Lake. While Lake made some strides this year he's still a pretty raw player. I believe in Chirinos bat and really would like to hold onto him but in this deal I'd be for moving him.
Garza regularly posted K/9 rates in the 9's in the minors and while he posted 6.6 last year a move to the N.L. and out of the patient A.L. East I could see that number jumping up. His walk rate improved last year but he does give up some HR. He reminds me in stuff and profile of Jared Weaver.
Tigers are said to be very interested. I'd like to see Scott Sizemore playing 2B for the Cubs. I have not heard anything specific so I'm just speculating. I wonder if we could tempt the the Tigers into giving us Casey Crosby a guy who was shut down in June for elbow problems. He did have TJS after being drafted but this could be a huge reward type player. He was the Tigers #2 prospect coming into 2010 and has an electric LH arm.
Chris Davis/Darren O' Day 4 Chirinos/Dolis:
This is a deal I hate. The thing is I beleive in Chirinos bat and feel Dolis could be ready by the end of the year to be a late inning power arm out of the pen. O'Day has posted back to back excellent seasons but releivers are such a crap shoot especially when they are not power arms. I see RP post a great season or 2 but you rarley see any releiver do it long term. Guys like Matt Thornton and Scott Shields are the exception not the rule. Chris Davis looks like a AAAA player to me. I've seen him play numerous times and his approach is just awfull and he never seems to havve a grasp of what he should be trying to do at the plate nor a clue as to what pitch should be coming.
This had to be a quick take because I gotta get off to work. I'll continue to update this thread.