Originally Posted by russ99
Gotta look big picture here.
Either we deal him now or November, he's not going to be here next spring.
We have to get something for him, how does a dump with nothing in return help the rebuild?
Plus it would make Hahn look foolish. Taking offers before the deadline, saying they're not good enough, and he won't give a player away, then dump him for nothing? No way.
That is looking at it in a vacuum. How much did other teams want the Sox to eat salary wise? They could have been offering "something," sure. But they could have wanted the Sox to eat almost all of the salary.