Eleven days from the non-waiver deadline, the buyers are sounding their usual complaints:

Asking prices are ridiculous, nothing will happen until the sellers turn realistic, etc.

When it comes to two of the top available hitters, the frustration level among some buyers is especially high.

Why?

Because Padres outfielder Ryan Ludwick and Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham are good — but not that good.

As potential free agents, both Ludwick and Willingham are two-month rentals. As players, both are flawed.