We love him...we hate his injuries. However, thanks to A-Roid getting a cyst (which I am sure has no relation to his steroid use...chortle laugh), the Spankees need a 3rd basemen and quick. Buster Olney in his infinite wisdom tossed out three names: Garret Atkins, Andy Marte, and Eric Chavez.
So, putting it out to you fellow A's fans, what would it take to give up Chavy?
I would love to get Swisher back for RF and try to get Hughes for our current rotation and give up Chavy and Mazzaro. It is obvious that Hughes has been coveted in the past, but I think those days are gone. Plus desperation makes clubs (especially the Yankees) do strange things. You help the rotation, add Swisher to shore up a solid OF, and then wonder who in the hell you can trade for to get a 3rd basemen. The Yankees might try to give Nady instead of Swisher, but neither the Indians or the Rockies would want Nady so it is not like they can deal him to another club instead. The Yankees would also get Mazzaro who is more of a prosepct than Hughes, but can help them in a year when they really need it.