Originally Posted by DeadMoney
This and the excercising of Floyd's option is interesting. With the FA market at 3B and C, this gives them some flexibility with a deep staff and the ability to explore trades with guys like Quintana, Santiago, Leesman, Rodriguez and/or Floyd.
Welcome back Jake, and thanks for taking a bit of a discount (at least in years)!
I've never understood the rationale about trying to trade all the cheap guys who don't cost you anything and have upside.
Besides, with Floyd and Peavy signed, and the Sox already indicating that nine figures is the budget, they will need to jettison some of the bigger contracts to trade to fill 3B and other positions. It will be interesting to see what Hahn does with his first big trades.