Mark Loretta to the Sox

By Jason Wojciechowski on December 8, 2005 at 3:53 AM

Does anybody else think the Mark Loretta for Doug Mirabelli trade is really lopsided? Loretta had a .360 OBP last year, and while any semblence of power has probably disappeared at this point, a guy with that kind of on-base ability seems like a good guy to have around.

On the other hand, he is 34, so maybe the Padres are trading him a year too early rather than a year too late.

But still, if you want to trade him, don't you get more than a backup catcher whose offensive skill (solid pop given a low batting average) is probably going to be killed by his home park?