View Full Version : Status of the 'Spos?

07-09-2004, 06:31 AM
What is the status of the Expos? Are they in any position to trade off veterans for prospects, etc? They have a handful of players that would look nice in a Sox uniform and solidify a few holes that we have. I'd be interested in Vidro at 2B, Hernandez or Armas in the rotation, and an arm like Ayala in the pen (hell, Cordero would really be nice).

All this from "a franchise in limbo."

07-09-2004, 06:51 AM

"Montreal: As usual, the Expos are in a precarious position. Sure, they have some players who interest teams, but their status as a franchise-in-limbo makes it impossible to forecast what they'll do -- or not do.

This is no ordinary small-market selloff. Remember, the Expos are going to be sold and moved, so the incoming owners won't want to inherit a no-name roster.

Depending on what message is sent by MLB, the Expos could sit tight with the worst record in baseball, or they could move shortstop Orlando Cabrera (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5900) (a potential free agent) and/or starter Tony Armas (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6313) (arbitration-eligible)."If the Expos stay intact I think they will try to build their team around Livan Hernandez and Jose Vidro since they just signed him to a huge contract extension. Chad Cordero and Luis Ayala are young and cheap with alot of potentional so they won't be trading them. Tony Armas is really not that good in my opinion but he is cheap for this season even though he is a free agent next season.

If Frank Thomas needs surgery I think Kenny Williams should go after Carl Everett to be our DH. He has a fairly cheap contract for a good hitter at $7.5 million for two years. The Sox would only owe him around $1,875,000 for the rest of this season and $3,750,000 next season. I'm sure he could be acquired for a couple mid-level prospects.

07-09-2004, 07:36 AM
Cabrera would look solid at 2B...