Originally Posted by TheNext44
The Reds aren't World Series Contenders with Lee, but without Bruce. They lose an 850+ OPS bat and gold glover in RF. The difference in value between whoever replaces Bruce and Bruce, will not be that different than the difference between Lee and whomever he replaces on the Reds.
Trading Bruce for Lee doesn't make the Reds any better in 2010 and a ton worse for the next 3-4 years. Really bad idea.
If they'd paid attention and gotten Damon, we'd have nothing to worry about in losing Bruce.