I suppose if the Reds had kept Hamilton and Encarnacion, they might also have then traded Votto and Cueto for Bedard, who would now just have gotten injured. Or maybe they would have traded him in the Latos deal. But then Yonder probably would have stayed here because they wouldn't have had a first baseman.
Okay, I'm confused. Can we stop thinking hypothetically?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013