I sure hope it's the last chance to buy low on him. I went corner IF early this year and got burned twice so far (1Santana 2Helton, 3Chavez 4Jeter). If the 2 guys I drafted to anchor my offense start hitting it's over.
The Pujols/Lidge Santana/Helton trade isn't really that bad. I'd agree you probably got the short end, but not by as much as most do. If Helton goes on a tear you could come out ahead, but I don't expect that kind of explosion out of him anymore. RP has been fairly easy to come by IMO, so trading Lidge might not be that painful. If you have another option at 1B (Lee?) I'd be shopping Pujols too.
At least you made a move in an attempt to improve your team.
* Steroid induced record