Originally Posted by wassagstdu
Along about mid-season (or earlier if possible), I would trade Dunn, Rios, Peavy and Konerko with their paid-up contracts for the best prospects available. The money those players will cost is spent, the Sox are not going anywhere in 2013 or 2014, and there will be nothing to do with the freed-up money in 2015 but buy a couple of overpriced FAs, pay them for 2013 and 2014 performance, and wish we could unload them in 2016. I'd rather use the money to extend a couple of future stars in 2015.
As for putting people in the seats, I think most would rather watch good young players develop and play .500 than run out the clock on Adam Dunn and play .500.
You think this team minus Konerko, Rios, and Peavy comes even remotely close to playing .500 baseball?