For Pujols...that's a no-brainer. But a trade like that can only happen at the comfort of your own computer using Baseball Mogul or Inside the Park. LOL
I think I would part with Hughes for Liriano or Johann.
Of course the Hughes trade would only signal the initial offer and more would have to be offered.
Hughes has plenty of upside and is showing very good promise...but Liriano is already doing "it" at the Big League Level.
"After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio