Sizemore will be great, but I see Braun consistantly being btter than him. Haren is phenomenal but Cain has put up some incredible numbers without much attention it seems like, and I have no faith in Gutierez at this point, and won't trade for him this year, all of a sudden putting up reasonable numbers. I think the dropoff from Haren to Cain is minor compared to the bump to Braun, and Billingsly will put it back together. Problem is he won't accept that...
Yes, Braun is worth that and more. If you get away with this deal, it's a huge steal on your part. Sizemore is great, but Braun is better and a top 5 worthy pick over the next bunch of years in 1 year leagues. Sizemore, while probably 1st round will not be top 5.
Haren is the best pitcher of the bunch but I love what I've seen from Billingsley and Cain is also a very good starter. I would not be worrying about pulling the trigger on this deal. I would be so happy with the return.
I like this trade for you, too. Braun is a premiere player and if Sizemore indeed gets shut down, you get no value whatsoever out of him of course. Having Bills and Cain both is better than just having Haren no matter how great he is + he has historically faded in the 2nd half. Not saying he's gonna be awful, but you're getting fantastic value in return.... even if you have to part with Hill, you still make out pretty good in this deal.