I would do the trade. It is to early to know what the Yankees will do with Joba. If they don't land a starter from free agency then he could be a starter. If they land a couple then he probably will be a reliever. Either way Joba has potential than Atkins right now. I also prefer Rios over Joba but would looke to package Joba and Rios for a better keeper. I am sure there is someone out there that would take both of them on. If not then just wait to see what happens. If Joba becomes a starter than keep him and hope for the best if not then keep Rios as he will be a top 15 OF next season.
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ensanimal wrote:It would be a good deal, except for the fact that I wouldn't keep Joba over Rios. If you could use the deal, and then flip Joba and someone for an upgrade, then you could be onto something.
These were my thoughts verbatim when I read the original post. I would make the deal only because Joba should have more trade value than Atkins. There's always an irrational Yankee fan around