Team A gives up Konerko, Torii Hunter and Erik Bedard.
Team B gives up Fielder and Oliver Perez.
I'm struggling to see who this deal even favors... I guess the guy getting Konerko, Hunter, and Bedard.
If Team A needs power and has speed and pitching to give up, then I can see why he'd do it. Especially if he has his eye on someone in free agency.
At this time of year, it is more about need than value... how can a trade help me move up in categories while preventing others from doing so. Maybe Team A is trying to help Team B in SP so that he can catch Team C (who is ahead of Team A) in ERA and WHIP? That's perfectly legit in my mind.
"The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else"