Originally Posted by ZombieRob
Where was Ventura and his balls in the first half of the season? Nowhere. So why do it now? The Sox need any bit of leverage they can get right now. Now if another team comes knocking, they are going to say" Well you did have to bench him so maybe he's not worth what your asking".
Every team even thinking about Rios realized he dogged it. If his trade value is lowered, its not because he was benched, it was because he loafed. He missed one at bat. Do you really think that next AB was the one that was going to make a GM say he had to have Rios, and give up whatever it took to get him?