The doors to free agency were thrown open today, insuring that teams will be talking to players, buzz will be circulating, and various moves will be made. However, the trade market knows no restrictions and has been very active in the last couple of weeks.
At the center of most of the dealing has been the Arkansas Cardinals and the URL Champion Wendy’s Peffercorns. Those two teams have made two trades, with the Cardinals making a deal with the Brewville Style on Friday and completing a blockbuster deal with the Conway Capitols as well.
“The Cardinals have been looking to get younger,” said an industry source. “I’m not sure that they’ll be competitive much in 2008, but they could be good in a few years. And, of course, any team that now has Albert Pujols is worth watching.”
With some teams wanting to make room for free agents, it is possible that the trade market will continue to fuel the hot stove.