Originally Posted by Domeshot17
This is kind of whatever. People are severely over valuing Rios here. A lot of teams really do not like this guy. He doesn't hustle or play hard, he doesn't bring any leadership or energy. He is a pretty decent player, but he does nothing great but run. Everything else is just pretty average. He just doesn't do much very poorly. If the Sox took that 14 mil and put 10 of it into signing a guy like Brian McCann or a similar, impact free agent, we will be fine with this move.
I could not agree more.
We weren't trading Giancarlo Stanton here.
We were trading a good but not great outfielder with a ****ty attitude/work ethic.
The player and more importantly the salary relief that we got were more than a fair deal for Rios.