unless the phillies are giving us hamels there's really nothing there that entices me to want to make an deal for bautista.
the reds seem like the obvious team to make a deal with. hanigan, phillips, homer bailey... three guys that fill 3 blackholes on the jays. i'm not saying the reds would trade all three for bautista, but with them losing choo, they'd be look for a cost effective bat and nobody has a better contract than bautista.
No man, you don't trade an elite hitter for the sake of trading him.
Jose has at the very minimum 3 or 4 years left of that level and unless his power significantly regresses, he'll still be a really good hitter at the age of 35, 36.
Lee is already 35 and we don't know the real DOminic Brown yet. Not a gamble a franchise like ours should be taking right now, especially since we don't even have a heir apparant to Jose in our system yet.
Heck if we are willing to bite the bullet on Lee's contract I think he can be had for way cheaper