Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
No offense, but if your opponent even considers accepting that trade, I think there's something very wrong with your opponent.
No offense taken. Why isn't it a good offer?
Howard - Beltran = about an even exchange depending on your perspective. Howard has been heating up recently, but Beltran is still off his game.
Rios - Hamels = two young players at the top of their games. Rios is actually outperforming Beltran in some respects right now. Hamels has posted about half a season of good baseball total. They are both "sell high" candidates.
Hill - Vazquez = Hill has the edge right now, but Vazquez is solid and has a longer track record.
Of course, the offer was part of a longer bargaining process. If he rejects it and comes back with another one, so be it. That's sort of what I'm expecting.