In a vacuum, what are your thoughts on this deal?
I send Rios, Weaver, and Cain for Lincecum, Halladay, and Carpenter.
My logic is that Lincecum, Carpenter, and Halladay are "buy low's" - Lincecum and Carpenter are down this year compared to last, and Halladay isn't getting the run support, but I know that argument isn't exactly water tight.
I'm also afraid Cain and Weaver are both going to drop off a bit over the second half (Weaver especially hasn't traditionally done as well in the 2nd half and he's drawing tough pitching matchups), and although Rios has been a great pick up this year, I think I could stand to lose him in my OF and still stay afloat with Ethier, Victorino, Hunter, and Gardner.
I also have some big bats waiting to come off the DL (Morneau, Utley, and Tulo), but my pitching could be a bit better, and this would obviously be an upgrade. Thanks for your help, drop me a link and I'll return the favor!
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