Re: Haren Vs Santana
As much as it would sting I would do Bailey and Hamilton for Haren. IMO a top three of Harang, Haren, Arroyo is better than any other team in the NL Central and makes us the preseason division favorites with the Cordero signing taken into account as well.
Harden is much more of a risk so if I'm WK I tell Beane I'll give him Hamilton and maybe a B level prospect of his choosing from a list of 4 or 5, nothing more. The Reds are assuming some risk and the A's are assuming some in a Harden/Hamilton swap so I think those two as the primary centerpieces in a deal makes sense..
I don't throw Bruce in a deal at all. I think he's a special talent and the one player the Reds should build around offensively for years to come.