Friday, July 20, 2007
With the recent acquisition of shortstop Cesar Izturis from the Cubs, it appears everything is set for Jack Wilson to be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. As nearly every analyst has noted, the most logical destination for Wilson is the Red Sox, with Julio Lugo struggling so mightily and multiple major-league ready prospects in their farm system. Wilson is hitting a modest .254 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI, but he led the national league in batting average last year and would likely improve with a stronger lineup behind him. In what appears to be a quiet build-up to the trade deadline, Wilson might be the biggest name to make a move.