The trade is not good. You swap one struggling 2B for another, and two crappy 3B, of which you get the lesser, and then you give up a top 5 talent for a speedster. This is way off in my opinion, and changing the Alvarez/Rolen part won't change anything, except that you should take that out of the deal since it only hurts you. Rolen had a decent season last year but it was his first in years and even if he gets hot he only plays about 115 games a season. He's on the DL now, and he will be again. Alvarez has stunk up the joint but Rolen simply isn't the solution. What's his team look like? Can we take a look at the roster and try to square up a good deal?
Looks like the vote is 6 to 4 at tradebashers right now, still for the Reyes/Rolen/Pedroia side. I'm surprised that the Tulo side isn't getting more love but we'll see how it comes out when the trade closes.
I'd have to think that Rolen and Alvarez would have similar end of season numbers, if Rolen comes back healthy. The idea that Pedro is going to hit 25HRs and drive in 90 is long gone IMO. Maybe 16/55-60?