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07-09-2012, 12:33 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
That's what I'd shoot for

They have that Trout guy Sucks he turned into their savior this season, so I'm positive his value is at a biblical level. But I'd have no problem adding to Cole to land Mike Trout. Hamels + Victorino + cash +conditional pick (if Hamels doesn't re-sign) for Trout and a couple longshot prospects?
Do baseball trades really work that way, though?

I mean, if they did, wouldn't it make more sense to send them Hamels + Brown for Trout + lesser prospects--giving them a lesser but still talented OF prospect, and the Phillies get a (nearly) local superstar-in-the-making?

My understanding was that baseball trades are almost always (non-MLB) prospects in bunches for established players. I would imagine there's nothing on the Phillies roster that would return Trout, right?

I'm in Bryce Harper land down here, and I literally cannot fathom any deal in which the Nats would move that kid. From what I've read, Trout is similarly regarded, no?

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