I'm all for trading him to free up space for Garcia, but not to just give him away for nothing. What in this organization's recent past makes people think the $4M this year will be plowed back into scouting/development or another player? It will only serve to aid the profits of the owners.
I would much rather they send that $4M along with Rios to the Rangers for a couple good prospects ( I would ask for Neil Ramirez and Ronald Guzman personally) so we know the money is being used to try and improve the future of the club. I don't know why the owners/front office continually refuse to send money along with players to improve the prospects we get back in deals.
You don't let a 5 tool player go for nothing with only one year and 2 months on his contract unless his contract is completely out of line with the market. Is he over priced....yes, but not by much. The Sox have the leverage here with the Rangers needing a bat to compete this year. Get a decent prospect back or pull Rios back.
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