Ibanez is just such an old guy, really. He might do better in 2009, but in a keeper circumstance in which you consider him a candidate to be your third best keeper, I'd be looking for something younger. The depth of the league only magnifies the benefits of Atkins being able to cover 1b or 3b: it gives you some flexibility in the draft, and likely, you'll play him at 3b, as it's fairly shallow.
There's some chance Atkins is a top 5-6 guy at 3B, and even if Ibanez's raw numbers might be better, I'd rather be trolling for OF when you already have Holliday.
Is there someone else you could keep at the cost of a higher round pick? Fuentes at 20--that's a bargain, I understand. Either of these two hitters at 8 isn't bad, but are you sure there isn't something better?
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