Re: Trade Proposal: Toronto & Cincinnati
Originally Posted by Pony Boy
It may be a lateral move in terms of offensive numbers for the first couple of years of a Votto/Bautista deal, but it makes sense for both sides.
Jays get a younger player that probably has a better chance of continuing MVP caliber play in the short-term and the long-term (giving the fact that Bautista's awesomeness came out of nowhere and could just as easily vanish). Plus Votto will be a fan favorite that probably will give the Jays a home-town discount in his new contract.
Reds get a team-friendly contract for an MVP caliber player. Plus he solves the Alonso problem and the LF problem once and for all.
I personally think Bautista is a fraud, anything more than Janish for a straight up trade I avoid with him.
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