Originally Posted by slavko
Agreed that he's a good player even if he has lost the ability to hit for power. Is he $14M good? Hell no. Does losing him open a needed spot in the lineup? Hell yes. Can the $14M be spent better elsewhere? Hell yes.
Call it a dump, call it nickel squeezing, call it treason if it makes you happy. It. Is. Still. A. Good. Baseball. Move.
If I'm not mistaken, payroll drops somewhere in the 60-70 million dollar range in 2014 even WITHOUT trading Rios. So we are under no pressure to dump salary just for the sake of dumping it.