In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to MadMc44's comment:
Trade Ortiz to the O's for Adam Jones or Markakis.
This would result in the O's going strong after Hamilton.
Trade scenario with Royals might be executed to include Butler.
Adam Jones and Nick Markakis are not comparables. Ortiz for Jones, Sox make out like bandits. Ortiz for Markakis, no way.
And since this isn't the NBA, where sign and trades are actually legal, the Sox couldn't trade Ortiz right now, even if for some very strange reason they wanted to...
Jasko can you direct me to a doc. that says a team can't trade a player after he has signed. There have been players that have signed an extension and been traded. I know a player drafted in the June Draft can't be traded for 6 months or a year after the draft. Thanks..