I was just proposed this trade and am thinking of taking it. My offense and pitching seem to both be doing well right now so I don't really have a specific need for either.
I give: Joba, Cueto, Alexei Ramirez
I get: Pedroia, Hamels
I need to clear up space for guys coming off DL soon, so the lopsided numbers would work out. Plus, I've been trying to dump Cueto for a while now (though his value couldn't be lower after last night's shelling) and Joba hasn't impressed me much thus far. Hamels seems to be the victim of brutal luck.
I'd hate to give up Alexei, especially since he's doing well now after holding him all spring, but its not like Pedroia is a bum and his team scores tons of runs. Plus there's the possibility that Alexei's at his peak right now.
I'd take the Hamels side.