In response to moonslav59's comment:
So, Steve Adams mentions 4 places that make sense for a landing spot for Lavarnway: Pittsburgh, Baltimore, CWS and Arizona. Lava would not be enough to land us Owings or Gregorius, but maybe a 2 or 3 for 1 deal could be worked out. I'm nto sure what else Arizona wants or likes in our system, but who knows.
I doubt any big deal happens, and I seriously doubt any of these teams are going to give us a key player in trade. More likely, it would just be a role player or another similar prospect at a position of higher need.
With AJ P and Ross both with contracts running out this winter, it makes me wonder which is true (or both):
1) The Sox have a lot of confidence in Vazquez, Swihart, Butler and Denney
2) The Sox have lost confidence in Lava.
Pie in the sky thinking: who would I like us tio try and get from thse 4 teams (within reason)?
Pittsburgh: Maybe they might want Carp and Lava (and maybe a prospect of our own) for a RH'd OF prospect like Josh Bell or Harold Ramirez.
Baltimore: How about Lava and Alex Wilson or Noe Ramirez for 25 year old "prospect" RH'd OF'er Francisco Peguero?
White Sox: I doubt we could come up with enough to get Danks, so a deal maybe like Lava, C Brown and Barnes or Ranaudo for Courtney Hawkins. Or, maybe Lava and someone else for Trayce Thompson or Keenyn Walker.
Arizona: They have 3 SSs in Owings, Gregorius and Pennington. I'm not sure how much of an upgrade these guys are to Herrera, and none of them are good enough to think of moving Bogey to 3B for, but maybe a Lava and mid level prospect could land one to bolster our depth chart. Maybe we could trade Lava, Wilson, Coyle, and de la Cruz for Gregorius and Brandon Drury.
I admit, I am no expert on other teams' prospects, but maybe something like this could be worked out.
Moon I would look for prospect that is a couple of yrs out but has high upside. RS have plenty of depth right now at MLB level. Reason we're thinking about trading Carp is not because he's not a solid contributor, but just no room for him. Vic signed thru next yr, Gomes this yr, and Sizemore is anyones guess how much he will give us. I look for an OF or 1B w/ some upside but needs time, a pitcher can't hurt either [never enough] but the lower you go probably the better the prospect. Look for team loaded at one position, I mentioned Pirates w/ the depth they have in OF's as a perfect example. Just drafted A.Meadows, top prospect is Polanco and already have Marte, McCutchen, and Tabata. Which could make a kid like Bell available. Pirates also have alot of young piching [Taillon] in minors won't get their top guys but could find a solid arm that could help in a couple of yrs. Pirates are the type of team you want to make a deal w/ if possible, have a lot of young talent but not the depth we have at MLB level.