Re: Poll: Would you trade Hamilton for Stanton?
Stanton is one probably one of the top 5 most valuable trade assets in baseball right now. 3 years of control of a 22 year old.
Consider, through his first 3 seasons, he's basically been just as productive as Ryan Braun was, but he's 3 years younger. There is nobody on the Reds save perhaps Cueto and Latos that I wouldn't trade for Giancarlo Stanton -- and even then I'd think about it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.