Rick at Waiting for Next Year:
Mark Shapiro, as you field calls for Martinez let me give you a mantra to utter- “you have to take Hafner too.” That’s right. Make then take Travis Hafner’s damaged shoulder and albatross contract. Take a page from the NBA. Let’s ditch a bad contract.
I concur. Package Hafner (or Wood) with Victor Martinez. If you want the stud, take back the albatross.
But knowing our luck, once Hafner makes it to Boston, he’ll regain his stroke and start mashing.