All I've been reading on the site recently is "Where is Sky" or "I refuse to read anything not written by Sky." Well, for all those missing my presence, rejoice. I'll be participating in Baseball Think Factory's trade deadline live chat from noon to six eastern time on Friday.
Wait, nobody's been asking where I've been? Don't I feel foolish. Humor me for a moment -- I just bought a house near Rochester, NY and have been busy packing, driving at 26-foot Penske truck and trailing a car carrier, unpacking, painting, ripping up carpet, sipping gin and tonics, and pestering Time Warner Cable to come out and give me internet access (seriously, guys, if you can flip a switch to turn the previous owner's service off, why can't you flip a switch to turn my service on?)
There are many big names in smart baseball analysis participating:
Craig Calcaterra (Shysterball)
David Cameron (Fangraphs, U.S.S. Mariner)
Brian Joura (Fangraphs, Fantasy Pros 911)
Sky Kalkman (Beyond the Box Score)
Jonah Keri (Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily)
Howard Megdal (The Baseball Talmud, New York Observer, The Perpetual Post)
Pat Lackey (Where Have You Gone Andy van Slyke?)
Adam Morris (Lone Star Ball)
Chris Needham (NBC Washington)
John Sickels (Minor League Ball, RotoWire, The Baseball Prospect Book)
Eric Simon (Amazin' Avenue)
Jeff Sullivan (Lookout Landing)
My guess is that Roy Halladay only gets traded if a team like the Rangers or Tigers meets the Blue Jays demands of a few 25 to 100 grade prospects. I'd love to see a big name player who hasn't been discussed much change hands, too. Any predictions who that player might be or what team they're headed to?