Schoeneweis, Jorge Sosa Available

In many years, no significant March trades are made.  In March ’05, the most noteworthy deal may have been the Rays sending Jorge Sosa to Atlanta for infielder Nick Green.  It was a fluke, but Sosa did win 13 games for the ’05 Braves with a miraculous 2.55 ERA.  Sosa, now with the Mets, is available again according to Adam Rubin.  He’ll make $2MM in ’08, and is a mildly useful swingman.

Rubin says southpaw reliever Scott Schoeneweis is also being shopped.  His was an odd contract when it was signed a year ago; he’ll make $3.6MM in each of the ’08 and ’09 seasons.  Maybe Scott Boras deserves credit for that one.  If the Mets are to unload the 34 year-old they’ll probably have to eat some salary or accept a bad contract in return.   


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