Originally Posted by balke
Yes, this is a good start. No, don't trade him straight for cash. Yes, trade him for prospects.
Sox need to keep in mind Rios is one of the best available free agent OFers in the next couple of years. When you look at what he's making compared what you'd have to pay the top guys, he's quite valuable.
I think this year's OF FA market has some decent options, so there may not be a great market for Rios come November.
Guys like Choo, Nelson Cruz, Ellsbury, McClouth, Pence, Granderson, and Corey Hart (off an injury) will be out there, as well as shorter-term options like Beltran, and Ibanez.