So there are a few different issues here, firstly being that I have to pick between getting Pujols and Edwin Encarnation. The base of the deal is:
I give: Matt Holiday, Edward Mujica, Josh Rutledge I get: Johnny Cueto, Pujols/Encarnation
I might be able to talk him out of taking Rutledge from me, but would you do this deal a) if I can keep Rutledge and b) even if I have to give him up? Also, Pujols or Edwin?
C Carlos Santana 1B Nick Swisher (would move to OF) 2B Robinson Cano 3B David Wright SS Troy Tulowitzki OF Vernon Wells OF Matt Holliday OF Jacoby Ellsbury Util Josh Rutledge Util Will Middlebrooks Util Josh Willingham BN Jedd Gyorko BN Jason Kubel BN Billy Hamilton DL Corey Hart
SP Matt Moore SP Chris Sale RP Greg Holland RP Addison Reed P Brandon Morrow P Edward Mujica P Heath Bell P Jaime Garcia BN Julio Teheran BN Shaun Marcum DL Brett Anderson
Definitely like the trade especially since Garcia just went on the DL
That's a tough one, I don't own either in any league. I'd prob go with encarnacion, age and upside at this point in career outweigh the Pujols' name IMO. I also think the Jays offense will be better the rest of the season and especially once Reyes comes back