Another day, another Astros Daily link:
Apparently the D-Backs are shopping Johnny Estrada because they've got a good catching prospect coming up from the minors next year.
As I said last offseason, I like Johnny Estrada a lot. He hits for a good average, draws a few walks, and hits for some power. He's at .302 / .326 / .454 this year, with most of his power coming at home. He also hits righties better than lefties, so we could platoon him and Ausmus.
The only problem? Arizona has a new GM, Josh Byrnes and in two words: He good. He knows what he's doing, and he'll probably ask a lot for Estrada. However, if we could get him for a reasonable deal, I'd jump at the chance. Just don't give up any top prospects (or Lidge, Barstool!)