I'm not one to necessarily pick a side, but I will pose some questions for you.
What value does Will Middlebrooks have if/when Youk comes back? Do you see him as a plug-in, or as a piece the Red Sox might rely on long-term (as in, the rest of this season).
Do you think Ibanez will remain a 3-4 game per week guy for the Yankees AND keep producing well, or will his role fade over the season? His last two seasons with the Phillies were pretty rough for him, as he would slide into funks almost regularly and struggle at the plate.
Is Cespesdes a top 30 OF? If so, then I like his side of the deal. Will the injury linger and affect his performance RoS?
On the other side of the deal, you're getting all young guns. Does Harper stay up the whole year if he continues to be inconsistent? Does Bernadina's hot streak affect his playing time when everyone gets back to full heatlh? (Morse, Werth) If he eventually goes back down (I'd say it's 60-70% likely he does) is the deal still tempting?
Are you hoping that Martinez gets back to his first month of the year performance? Have pitchers learned how to approach him now? Does Martinez have the maturity to adopt and change his approach?
Is Matt Moore still one or two years away from being the stud we all think he can be? Or is he going to be fantasy-relevant this year?
With all said and done, I think I'm taking side one 1 for three reasons. I like Middlebrooks' chances of staying on the Red Sox and remaining in the lineup enough to get about 400 ABs. I think Ibanez's decrease in ABs will enable those ABs he does get to be of a higher quality (a lot like Chipper Jones, for example), and I don't think Harper stays in the majors the whole year.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.
Trade accepted! Thanks for the help!