I voted merge. I think the Wire was best left to speculation about players not currently on the team or potential destinations players on the team. Trade speculation can lead to some not well thought out, dog chasing tail threads (e.g., can we trade a guy who we are about to cut for Johan Santana / that bum, he's old and makes too much money), so I can see trying to get that off the main board. Maybe use of flags where you now have thumbs up on the topic list would accomplish what you wanted with the Wire, and even break things down more? For example, maybe you (or the topic starter) can stick a flag or something on a style of post, like "TS" for trade spec,
for budget bidness,
for health, and
for stat-heavy analysis so those types of threads can be easily spotted.