Originally Posted by kpresidente
"Who got the better end of the deal?" and "Was it a good deal for the Reds?" are two different questions. We may have gotten the better end because the Jays were also too stupid to know what they had in Encarnacion, but that doesn't change the fact that the Reds would be better today had we not made the deal and kept EE instead.
Or dealt for a player(s) to help, or could have helped to, put this team over the top during the projected window of opportunity to realistically win a World Series. Read: 2012 forward.
Either way, you -- and others --present a compelling argument that it was in the Reds best interest to keep EE.