Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I can maybe buy that regarding Lester but Shields' trade value is without question immensely higher than Homer Bailey's. Lester had a poor year in 2012 but he has a strong record of success in another hitters' park. Wil Myers has much more trade value than Homer Bailey, who is about to get expensive.
Agree on Shields > Bailey, but the reports I've seen have KC offering Myers and a pitcher for Lester and an OF. Have to think that Bailey and Heisey would be at least as attractive as what they're asking for from Boston.
I think that 3 way with Arizona and KC deserves some thought- not sure who that trade favors, which usually makes for a sound deal. Both KC and ARI have been rumored to be shoppin their top prospects Myers and Bauer, and each team would be getting what they seek (ARI- cheap veteran pitcher + young starting SS + a slugging 1B; KC a future ace who's inexpensive and timeline matches rest of team + another major leafue ready top 100 pitching prospect; Reds get their cleanup hitting LF for the next 6 years).
Myers, Hamilton, Bruce- what an OF to have for the next 6 years. 80 HR/80 SB potential with gold glove defense all around.