The way that AK is playing right now - you can see why Gainey wants to move him. And while he would seem to have more value that a Whitney rental - I think that you have to take into account that AK has backslid significantly after a very nice 2007 season.
I guess my point is that this is likely closer to fair value than most here would think. Whitney as a rental is probably worth a 2nd round DP. How much higher is AK's value at this point?