MadDog36 wrote:Hawk is he playing with the idea that proven talent Holliday (is worth more than a prospect no matter the upside)...he does have a point, but this deal still doesn't really benefit you.
Like I said you could use a 1b to at least give you a fallback option if either or Davis fall off completely. See if you can pry Tex away from him on the cheap.
If you think Tex is a reasonable guy to get in return, I'd start with a bold offer for a Cain type SP and then "come down" to Tex and ask him to meet you half way.
Otherwise, I agree with the others to let him make the first move, but I'd still counter with someone better than Tex and negotiate down. I like the Machado/Hamilton straight up deal as well.