Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, a 31-year-old who has hit 464 home runs, could be dealt because of apparent problems coping with New York pressures. He is guaranteed $98 million from 2007 through 2010, and it's reasonable to conclude that he would find San Diego more relaxing than the Bronx. Count on the Padres being among several clubs linked to a potential Rodriguez trade, but Kevin Towers said, "I think what's out there is pure speculation."
Also, Zito is expected to be enticing to his hometown padres. I wouldn't bank on the dodgers allowing that to happen however.
Rockies need to find the '05 Barmes and put him in Center, deal a Baker or Hawpe for somone like Detroit's Mike Maroth and then print playoff tickets.