Monday, August 10, 2009

Breaking Good News: White Sox Claims Alex Rios

There was unnecessary worry by some Giants fans that Sabean was the GM who claimed Alex Rios off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays: as I had posited, it wasn't him, it was the White Sox who claimed him and his $60M remaining on his big contract that he signed with the Blue Jays in April 2008. The Blue Jays just announced that they released Rios to the White Sox just before game time today.

Ironically, Ricciardi went from dreams of landing Lincecum or Cain for Rios in the 2007 off-season to releasing Rios for no compensation a little less than two years later, other than getting out from under the financially crushing contract that he mistakenly gave Rios. Now the White Sox are stuck with it.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Ishi. He homers and gets rewarded by getting pulled for matchup reasons. Then Garko doesn't do jack the rest of the game and ends up being the tying run at the plate and makes the final out.

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