Let's take another pass at the market for second basemen.
- Brian Roberts, Orioles. After so many offseason Cubs rumors, there's been no recent buzz around Roberts. The O's don't look like contenders, so trading him still makes sense.
- Ray Durham, Giants. The resurgent Durham sits at .293/.385/.414 in 304 plate appearances. The Giants should be listening; there was a rumor the Brewers were interested.
- Mark Grudzielanek, Royals. He wants to play two or three more years. Should provide about the same value as Durham.
- Mark Ellis, Athletics. He may not be available, as extension talks are expected.
- Jamey Carroll, Indians. More of a utility guy, shouldn't take much to acquire him.
- Tadahito Iguchi, Padres. Might not return from a separated shoulder until August, but he could still be traded then.
- Ronny Cedeno, Cubs. The team's seldom-used backup shortstop. Young, unproven, and source of way too much debate at MLBTR.
- Mark Loretta, Astros. No real use for him now with Kaz Matsui back.
- Juan Uribe, White Sox. We keep waiting for the Sox to jettison Uribe, but they haven't done it. Price can't be too high.
- Esteban German, Royals. If they're not going to play him, they might as well trade him. Showed OBP skills in 2006-07.
- Felipe Lopez, Nationals. He's rocking a .620 OPS. The Orioles rumors have died down.
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