Evan Longoria, the up-and-coming baseball star against Alex Rodriguez, with 8 years left on his contract and approaching an inevitable decline. In a hypothetical trade situation between the Devil Ray's and Yankees, would you trade our 3rd baseman for their 3rd baseman upfront? If the Rays didn't take it, how much of A-Rod's salary would you be willing to offer the Ray's? If YOU acting as the Yankees GM don't like the trade, what would you want as extra from the Rays?
Obviously this is all hypothetical, and I'm not asking Cashman to consider it, but it struck me as something interesting.