Originally Posted by RCWHITESOX
Tell the Red Sox to anti up. If they want Rios and Thornton the Sox should stand their ground and demand Iglesias and the AA prospect or one of the studs (prospect) or move on too another team.
Absolutely. While we can't wait forever to kick start this rebuild, there's no reason not to demand max value this deadline on Rios. There's clear competitive interest in him and settling doesn't help Hahn or this franchise in any future - immediate or otherwise. I would settle for one real boom-or-bust stud who may be a bit off and extras, but it has to be centered around a potential impact player.