This is more of a no-trade rumor. Brandon Inge will report to Spring Training as a catcher. If he can get back into the swing of things, he could take over as the starter for Ivan Rodriguez in 2009.
The average AL catcher hit .254/.318/.395 in 2007, while Inge hit .236/.312/.376. Maybe he can get his power back up to previous levels and call a decent game. If so, the $19.1MM owed to him over the next three seasons is more palatable.