I can't even believe I wrote those words. YES! Let's cash in one of the better offensive players we have to plug a defensive hole with a stopgap!!! I CAN'T WAIT!! http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=ellis-001and His minor league stats don't look terrible, and he is a Missouri native (Cape Girardeau), but I think we could probably get him cheaper than Callaspo. This quote scares the bejesus out of me: "Our free-agent pursuit will not be as aggressive as in the past," he said. "We’re going to focus on trades first. We’re going to exhaust every opportunity to make trades. "In the previous two offseasons, we’ve been more likely to pop a free agent or two early on. I look for us to exhaust every possible trade scenario this offseason before we enter into the free-agent market." Since Dayton has obviously done so well trading for talent, I wonder how badly he'll be taken advantage of this winter... This quote from Dutton bothers me: Callaspo, 26, became expendable Friday when the Royals acquired second baseman Chris Getz from the Chicago White Sox along with third baseman Josh Fields in a trade for third baseman Mark Teahen and $1 million. If that's how the front office feels I don't know what to say. Hello 100 losses and Dayton Moore being fired. That's the best I can hope for. And to end on a positive note, Bianchi is hitting well over his last 10 games in the AFL.