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What it would take to get Ubaldo



So it was recently reported that in order for the Red Sox to land Ubaldo Jimenez, the Sox would have to give up Will Middlebrooks and Kyle Weiland. While Middlebrooks has skyrocketed up the prospect charts this year and Weiland has dominated AAA, my initial reaction to hearing this was "That's it?"

Granted I have not done any sort of statistical analysis on how I think Jimenez would do in the AL (his career ERA against the AL is 4.08), when it came out that the Yankees would need to give up Nova, Montero, and Betances I thought that was far above anything the Sox would give up to acquire him. But if the cost is only Middlebrooks and Weiland (who I think is more of a bullpen piece long term at least for the Sox), it is definitely something to consider. Middlebrooks is slated as the 3B of the future but the Sox have other prospects in the system who could fill that void (though they might be multiple years away) in Bogaerts and Cecchini and a stop-gap option in case Youkilis fails at third in a couple years in Navarro.

What do you guys think? Should the Sox give up Middlebrooks if it means Ubaldo in a Sox uniform and if so, how do you think he would perform in the AL East?

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