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MLB Trade Rumors, By Position: Jack Wilson Heads An Awful Group Of Shortstops

As usual, a number of teams like the idea of upgrading at shortstop, and as usual, there's nothing available. This is just...well this is depressing is what this is.

SHORTSTOP

Geoff Blum, 37, Switch

PA

BA

OBP

SLG

151

0.241

0.311

0.307

2010: $1.5m
2011: $1.65m mutual option

Blum is mostly a third baseman, but he's started the plurality of his games this year at short, and realistically, he's just a utility reserve. He's bad, but he's developed a reputation as a clutch bat who's good in the clubhouse, so he may end up at the end of some contender's bench once he shows he's recovered from elbow surgery.

Craig Counsell, 39, Left

PA

BA

OBP

SLG

162

0.236

0.306

0.306

2010: $2.1m

Like Blum, Counsell is more versatile than he is good, but he does have fairly significant postseason experience, so he and his disciplined batter's eye could get moved as the Brewers no longer have any use for him.

Cesar Izturis, 30, Switch

PA

BA

OBP

SLG

310

0.248

0.294

0.290

2010: $2.6m

Gloveman, bad, bench material.

Jack Wilson, 32, Right

PA

BA

OBP

SLG

171

0.255

0.283

0.318

2010: $5m
2011: $5m

Wilson's the only guy here who could actually start, although as good as his defense is, it's hard to see how he'd be an upgrade anywhere. The Mariners will be looking to shed his salary more than anyone will be looking to take it on. I have no idea how this guy hit 12 home runs in 2007.