Originally Posted by Chez
TDog, I agree. I think many are overestimating the return the Sox would get for Crain or Thornton. Look at how little KW and RH got from Toronto for Sergio Santos. Santos was coming off a great season and had just signed a team-friendly extension. Sure, since traded he's been hurt for nearly two seasons, but at the time Santos had no injury history and was a pretty marketable asset.
The Orioles got Chris Davis from the Rangers for a set-up man. You just have to scout well. We scouted poorly (and were basically looking to dump Santos anyway and he was dealt to Toronto, and late-era Williams trades were pretty poor overall).
We will get a good prospect for him. Just scout well, bide our time, and let them get desperate.