Bowden found a match. I know there are plenty of detractors out there, but let's remember Wilson was a highly regarded, five-tool player only a few years back. He's coming to a team with a legitimate shot at a post-season berth. He's into his free-agency year. He will be motivated. To only have to give up Day and Davis for him (plus the 2-3 million of the remainder of his salary), Bowden is not sacrificing the future. If Wilson stinks out the joint, then we can let him walk at the end of the year. No strings attached. Sure, we could've aimed higher for the likes of Vernon Wells or Alfonso Soriano, but let's be realistic. The teams they play for aren't looking to give those players away any time soon. Wilson is available and he can help us - now. I'd take my chances with him in the clean-up hole over Baerga any day.
Couldnt agree with this more. My whole take on this is I just dont want to see us give up what little farm we have, or anything that is a KEY part of our current roster. If were going to get a rent-a-player we dont keep after the season, id rather give up something we CAN give up and WONT miss in the future, and someone who is expendable to our club. The only thing I dont really like is the possibility of seeing Church go. I like the guy, and I think hes got a great future.
Day, can go, and if it helps getting W.Cordero off the field than im all for it.