I was reading on Espn.com today about the potential problems baseball could have with the Expos. For example, trades. Since it looks like contraction for 2003, how exactly do they make trades? They don't need prospects bc there is no future. GOD FORBID STEINBRENNER GETS GUERRERO! Baseball should definitely prevent Montreal from making any trades during the season.
No way they'll trade anyone until they figure out what it will cost them to pay off Angelos so they can sell the team to a D.C. ownership group for $500 Million. Vlad is going nowhere. He's the most marketable player on the team (and will be in DC).
Now, Vasquez, on the other hand, can be yours if the price is right.
I actually read something that now makes me question what the hell the Padres are doing. They project Mendez to be their future shortstop, and hope to have Jimenez at second base. Now I don't see the point in acquiring Vazquez.