Originally Posted by chicoruiz
I'll say it again: I wouldn't like this deal as described. Is Bedard more valuable than Bailey? Sure. Is the difference worth Hamilton and another prospect? I don't think so.
I think you have to look at it another way: is the team better overall by making a trade of this magnitude? Sure they'd be giving up a lot, but they'd be dealing from a point of strength. While I'd hate to lose players like Hamilton and Votto, I don't disagree with the notion that this is still a 4th place team without another quality starter.