My question (which I posted elsewhere on this site, too) is do I give up Soriano to get him?
You mentioned "do whatever it takes" to get him. Does this include giving up one of the very few players you noted as him being most favorably comparable to? Your article does a great job of articulating the potential paths his career could take. If it goes the route of Vlad, I'm happy. If it goes along the lines of Andruw Jones, I suppose since I'm getting younger in the process, I view it as a win, too, but barely (definitely losing out in the SB category). If he ends uyp a Corey Patterson type, I'm pretty much SOL and I'll be kicking myself for years. Would you pull the trigger?
For reference, I'm also giving up Bartolo Colon in the deal, but my staff is deep enough it's pretty much a moot point. I have OF's enough where I can remain competitive this year even if Delmon gets no more than a cup-o-coffee, but starting next year I need him! And I'm not at all concerned about the recent suspension (from a fantasy standpoint....from a game and personal perspective, I certainly hope he straightens up!!)