Originally Posted by soxfanreggie
I'd hope they'd sell. I think they'll need the salary relief. What benefit do we have in keeping a guy like Thornton. What we may be able to work out is a multiple pitcher deal: Thornton + Lid for prospects.
As far as comparisons to last year, I think we were healthier last year along with more production from Peavy. You also had AJ's offense and PK's too. Throw in Alexei stinking it up and you have quite a difference.
Actually the Red Sox are at least looking at Rios as well. They have had a lot of missed games by outfielders. With Ellsbury most likely leaving after this year, maybe a Thornton-Rios package might get us a couple of their 2nd tier prospects