Originally Posted by Noneck
You realize thornton has a 6M option for next year with a 1M buyout? Why in the name of the heavens would the Sox want to keep him this year? To shore up a relief staff on a team thats been a cooked goose for months?
I read that according to the terms of the deal, the White Sox sent enough money with Thornton to pay for his buyout. I'm too tired now to check to confirm that.
I also remember only rejoicing here when Thornton was traded, although few had hopes for what was coming back in return.