'Tis the season for trade speculation. Half-assed ideas are now the order of the day and I think I might have the king of them all.
The rumor mills currently seem to think that the Angels are going to be relatively quiet at the trade deadline. They have a lot of wants and desires, but the consensus is that they don't have the financial wiggle room to make that happen. One of the things they wish they could do but probably can't is to bring some stability and depth to their starting rotation. Alas, pitching always comes at a premium at the deadline... unless, of course, you can deal some pitching of your own. And thus is born my crazy idea for the Angels to trade Dan Haren to the Brewers for their ace Zack Greinke.
Most expect the Brewers, mired in a wildly disappointing season, to trade Greinke at the deadline unless they are able to sign him to an extension, which they are unlikely to do. If they do deal him, they stand to get a substantial batch of prospects in return. But I can't help but wonder if that is what they really want.