Countdown to the Trade Deadline (What would you do?)
Since we have the real rumor/report thread how about a WWYD thread?
Try to be realistic... (of course I would trade Corky for King Felix )
Wood and Alonso to Tampa Bay for BJ Upton
Bailey, Grandal and Hamilton to Colorado for Jimenez
Hernandez to Giants for Surkamp
Personally I think now would be the time to "buy low" on both of these players. BJ Upton has unbelievable untapped potential which may come out with a change of scenery. Jimenez is having a somewhat off year, but before now he would have been completely untouchable. Ramon would help fill some of what is lost (prospect wise) in the other two trades.
I think the next 2-3 years is our best time to make a run. Alonso is blocked, if Mes is the real deal Grandal is expendable, Hamilton is too raw to contribute anytime soon and Bailey/Wood become expendable if Chapman and Jimenez are moved into the rotation.
If it doesn't work out then you can move Votto near the end of his contract to start "refilling" the prospect pool.