Originally Posted by Benihana
Of those, I definitely like the White Sox package the best. Cubs and Marlins would be OK, no thanks to Chris Denorfia and the Padres. I'd certainly prefer a RH-hitting OF to platoon with either Paul or Choo, and unfortunately both de Aza and DeJesus hit LH (in addition to sharing "De" prefixes).
I think there is a bit of a mismatch between your hypotheticals - JJ Hoover as the centerpiece of a de Aza/Lindstrom deal? OF COURSE we'd do that. Doubt the White Sox would- I'd think they'd ask for a lot more.
And as for the Cubs proposal, I'm not sure Garrett has more trade value than Guillon at this point. Maybe a little, but it's pretty close IMO. Same age, same level (as of today) but Guillon is clearly more developed. Garrett might have higher upside though. Either way I think it would be close.
One spot where we differ is that I think the clock has struck midnight on Xavier Paul, so I don't mind a lefty. Also, Paul can't play defense very well, so he's not an option to backfill next year when Choo leaves and Hamilton isn't ready. Hoover, Robinson, Contreras and a couple other guys (maybe Rogers or Guillon or some one like that) for Dejesus and Russell. Cubs don't add Russell, I keep Hoover.