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Sophie's Choice

Suppose Wayne Krivsky, GM of the Reds, called Brian Sabean and said, "Look, we need an ace, but we need one that's under contract for a few years. We'll give you Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Edwin Encarnacion for either Matt Cain or Tim Lincecum. Either one. I know I'm overpaying, but that's kind of the spot we're in. Heck, we'll take back Dave Roberts in the deal. And if you throw in Barry Zito, we'll toss in Homer Bailey."

Obviously, Sabean should do the deal. It is a completely unrealistic and lopsided trade. But in this land of fantasy, should Sabean trade Cain or Lincecum?

I'll take my question off the air.

Also, I know the correct answer, but I can't tell you.