I would definitely
pull the trigger on this one. First, analyzing what you give up -
Aaron Hill is a very good ballplayer, his draft position, rookie production, and production so far this year all support this. However, I can't help but think that he's playing out of his mind and way above his level right now. This is further inflated by the fact that Marco Scutaro is also playing out of his mind (along with many other members in the Blue Jays lineup), and he's responsible for a great chunk of Hill's RBI total. Hill will see his value regress as the year goes on (something sort of supported by the extremely
limited sample size of previous seasons' splits), so it's best to sell him high.
Ibanez is a great player, and I feel his production is for real (if only slightly exaggerated). It helps hitting behind Howard and Werth, and it's a shame you have to give him up, but I suppose you have to give up good players to get good players in a trade.
The loss of Vazquez will be offset by Scherzer, who hasn't been that great this season but should see his numbers pick up as he further recovers from his offseason surgery. Also, the remainder of your rotation is pretty strong, so I wouldn't worry at all about losing this guy.
Whatever loss of production you experience from losing Lindstrom will be covered by Jenks, Broxton, and Soria. Also, there's been a lot of speculation regarding whether or not Lindstrom will eventually lose his closer status, so it's best to sell in a deal like this rather than waiting around and finding out while he's still on your team.
Now, analyzing who you get -
You're right in wanting to start Brandon Phillips over Howie Kendrick, as I believe that Phillips' production currently and at the end of the year will outplace Kendrick. However, keep in mind that once Vlad is back up and healthy, not to mention the mental boost of having a full power Angel's rotation backing them up in a month or so, Kendrick's numbers easily could head north really quickly. That being said, your idea of using him as trade bait is also great, since 2B especially seems to be a very thing position this year, so chances are more than one person in your league will want to trade for his services.
Ryan Braun hits home runs and has huge, bugged out eyes. There's not much else to say.
Scherzer, as I had mentioned before, is struggling thus far, but he'll get better as the season progresses as he recovers more from his offseason surgery. Also, the Diamondbacks offense seems to be waking up with Justin Upton as the spark, so I think it'd be a great time to get Scherzer.
Soria is great, and his DL trip shouldn't be that much of a worry since there's no structural damage, it's only minor shoulder soreness. The Royals have been using kid gloves with him because of his shoulder soreness, as evidenced by the fact that he's hardly pitched at all this year, but this time off should clear up the issue totally. He should come back as soon as he's eligible to do so, and once he does he'll start to rack up saves again behind one of the Major's best rotations (Did I really just say that about the Royals? Man, things sure have changed).
...so, long story short, I feel that you definitely have the advantage in this trade and your team as a whole will be better after its completed. I hope this huge ramble helped, and, if you wouldn't mind returning the favor... viewtopic.php?f=29&t=384532