So, let me throw a small hypothetical out to ya.
I'm not the stat research guy around here. As it turns out, YOU are my stats research. So, this may be the stupidest idea ever, I dunno.
But, how do we all feel about a potential Hermida for Juan Pierre trade with the Dodgers? I know that Pierre hits left, so he wouldn't be a replacement for Bay's right handed power bat for the Monster, but still.
If Bay & Holliday get to the point where they aren't worth the money/years, maybe Juan Pierre at 2 years/$18.5mil isn't such a bad idea for left field. After that, Reddick is ready for left?
So the deal is, Hermida for Pierre straight up. We get a quality starter at a much reduced wage, the Dodgers get rid of a $9mil bench player and now have money they can use elsewhere.