I was shocked at how little the Brewers got for Carlos Lee. And the timing, why not wait until someone falls out of the Soriano bidding? I don't get it unless there are other developments underscoring the trade action.
If Lee brings an underwhelming package, does Soriano bring considerably more? Maybe not, and if that is true, Bowden might look foolish to deal Soriano with his team winning for anything less than a blockbuster package. It certainly didn't hurt his trading power with Lee being dealt so quickly.
It will be interesting to see what happens on the Washington/Bowden front.