It goes on to suggest that it would not be beneficial to acquire Uggla since he is one dimensional (i agree).
It also adds that it would probably take one of either Jonathan Sanchez or Matt Cain to acquire either Konerko or Lee. (i also Agree)
But seriously, would we trade Derrek Lee. I have been avidly against the idea in the young off season but, Matt Cain is a cy young potential talent. Acquiring him would free up the money we would be spending on Ryan Dempster to be spent on a replacement (not Micah Hoffpauir).
are there valid replacement available?
well, we are all aware of Mark Teixeira and his talent, but is he a possibility (not really).
who else then?
Rich Aurilia (37)
Hank Blalock (28) - $6.2MM club option for '09 with a $0.25MM buyout
Sean Casey (34)
Tony Clark (37)
Carlos Delgado (37) - $12MM club option for '09 with a $4MM buyout
Nomar Garciaparra (35)
Jason Giambi (38) - $22MM club option for '09 with a $5MM buyout
Eric Hinske (31)
Doug Mientkiewicz (35)
Kevin Millar (37)
Richie Sexson (34)
Mark Teixeira (29)
Daryle Ward (34)
oh wait none of those players are worth signing outside of tex.
oh wait, i doubt the giants would seriously trade cain or sanchez so this entire post was completely hypothetical in the first place.