Originally Posted by LoveYourSuit
Finally some common sense.
Rios is still a solid player and decent value for his contract. You just don't give up a guy like this for nothing. The Blue Jays gave him up for nothing but that's when 5 years were left on his deal and that team was bleeding poor with other bad contracts.
17.5 million dollars is NOT nothing. ($4M on this year's salary, $12.5M next year, $1M buyout.)
He has an OPS of .749. He's hit 2 home runs since mid-May. He has a terrible attitude.
The money being saved that can be spent on other free agents or to extend any good young players we draft/trade for in the future has a ton of value.