Originally Posted by JayStubbs
I can give you 40 million and one reasons why the Reds don't need to trade Hamilton to get J. Upton.
The first 40 million are dollars owed to Upton over the next three years. Chances are Hamilton provides close to the same value over the same years, for around $2M.
I agree, and didnt realize the $ amt Upton was owed. I was under the impression he was still relatively cheap.
Now, players I would start a conversation about hamilton would be w/ Giancarlo Stanton, Starlin Castro, brett lawrie and that might be it.
A cheap young player player under contract for many years that is highly regarded. I doubt any of those guys are available but who knows. And there may be some players I havent thought of.