Originally Posted by Benihana
That would be crafty. I would offer both teams Bailey, Votto, and a lesser prospect, and see which one bites first. Let them get into a "bidding war" for once.
My guess is that the Reds' offer might be something like this:
1. You don't get Bruce.
2. You get Bailey or Cueto, your choice.
3. You get Hamilton or Votto, your choice.
4. You get any other prospect in the org (excluding Bruce and excluding those you don't choose from 1 and 2).
5. You get Ryan Freel (way of limiting salary damage).