This is wrong thinking, in my mind. The Cubs need a leadoff man. Pierre fits the bill. Hill may become a decent major league pitcher, but in 2005 he looked overmatched. I'd do this deal.
This trade doesn't excite me. Acquiring Patterson doesn't solve anything for the Marlins. And quite frankly, as good as Rich Hill guy might be, I doubt he's better than Olsen, Vargas, Johnson, Tankersley, Ungs, and everyone else in the Marlins' farm system.
Time will tell. We're in for an interesting offseason.