Originally Posted by dickallen15
They were trying to move him before the deadline. The reports on MLB traderumors were the Sox were offered "organizational filler" for Rios. Non prospects. Holding out for a Brandon Jacobs-like prospect and keeping this $20 million on the books when you just traded for a replacement makes zero sense.
Makes tons of sense. There's no urgency. Sox aren't hurting financially. They are clearly in the driver's seat, and did not pull the trigger initially because they knew the Rangers were low-balling them.
Now that the official verdict is out, and Cruz is gone - BIG advantage to the Sox in terms of negotiation.
Rios might end this season with 20+HR 30+2B and 35+SB.
Compare that to Leonys Martin and Craig Gentry. Advantage White Sox.