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I'd take the Utley side. I think Utley is just as good as Cano for the rest of the way. Sandoval's no Youkilis, but he's also a lot better than this so that's not too huge of an edge. Ubaldo's a bit better than Lester from here on out but Rios is much, much better than Manny, which is, in my opinion, the difference maker. But I'm not sure why one would do this you're really just swapping studs for studs at every position except outfielder.
I'd take the Cano side without much hesitation. Lester is great 2nd half. Youk and Cano are high-average hitters in great line-ups and Manny will be solid 2nd half (contract year/playoff run).
Sandoval hasn't shown me anything this year, and the SF line-up isn't exactly a run producing machine. Utley will turn things around but I don't think he's gonna beat out Cano. The White-Sox might start cutting ties with guys like Konerko which would hurt Rios' production. Jimenez is awesome but he won't be that much better than Lester from here on out.
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I can't see Ramirez coming around at all. Since he came back last year and can't take the roids any more he has been an average player that plays about 2/3rds of the games. As far as Lester and Jiminez, Jiminez has what all analysts have said is the best pitch in baseball with his fastball. No way Lester has the same second half as Jiminez, at least in my opinion.
I think that the the team that gets Utley, Rios, Sandoval and Jiminez benefits the most if you break it down.
Right now you would say that Cano is the better of the 2B, but I don't see that being the case by the end of the season.
Youk definitely has the advantage on Sandoval.
Jiminez is by far the better option out of the pitchers in this deal.
Finally, Ramirez might as well be thrown out, because he is reaching the point that he has no value, and can easily be replaced by most FA OFs, so Rios is a free player and a good one at that.
Just my opinion.
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C John Buck (Tor - C)
1B Ryan Howard (Phi - 1B)
2B Robinson Canó (NYY - 2B)
3B Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B)
SS Álex González (Tor - SS)
OF B.J. Upton (TB - OF)
OF José Guillén (KC - OF)
OF Brett Gardner (NYY - OF)
Util Ty Wigginton (Bal - 1B,2B,3B)
SP Carlos Silva (ChC - SP)
SP Matt Garza (TB - SP)
RP Carlos Mármol (ChC - RP)
RP Matt Capps (Was - RP)
P Javier Vázquez (NYY - SP)
BN Carlos Santana (Cle - C)
BN Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
BN Manny Ramírez (LAD - OF)
BN Kevin Youkilis (Bos - 1B,3B)
DL Nelson Cruz (Tex - OF) DL
BN Liván Hernández (Was - SP)
BN Jon Lester (Bos - SP)
BN Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
BN Dallas Braden (Oak - SP)
BN Ian Kennedy (Ari - SP,RP)
this is my line-up does this benefit my team really need SP
I actually like the Utley side. Utley and Panda are gonna bust out big time in the second half and Rios and Ubaldo are here to stay! Having said that, it's about as even a blockbuster trade as you'll see.
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