Is now the time to trade Luke Scott?
With Nolan Reimold a solid option for the DH position and Felix Pie a competent replacement in left, although I wonder who would serve as a forth outfielder, does it make sense to put feelers out there for Luke Scott?
We knew it would happen some time. Luke Scott was brought over from the Astros and done a solid job taking over in left, then DH, then first base. He's hit homers and doubles and even had a game or two where he exceeded everyone's expectations. But is his time in Baltimore up?
It seems like this might be the season. We've talked about it before. For the last two seasons rumors were flying left and right that Scott would, neigh, should be traded. That his value would never be higher. That he was an arbitration eligible player and under team control - for another 2 seasons, I believe.
The response, usually, was that he wouldn't net enough. Fans would clamor that he could yield "maybe 2 prospects", which was crazy, and that there were "tons of teams" that wanted him. Yeah, well, a reliever and a spare part makes sense. Maybe even a Manny Delcarmen- or Brian Wilson-type of guy seems like the logical centerpiece of such a deal.
Last season, it sounded like the Braves were a perfect option as they needed a power bat in the outfield. Does that finally happen? There were rumblings about the Rays as well. But what team makes sense?
Is it time?