Originally Posted by doublem23
Probably because right now the rumors are floating that the Dodgers and Rangers are both willing to exceed CC Sabathia's record-setting contract and are in the $170-$180 M range.
The Sox don't necessarily need another top of the rotation SP (and not one that comes with an astronomical price tag). The rotation would still be very good with another middle to back of the rotation guy (McCarthy, etc.) and they'd still be able to flip Floyd.
McCarthy on a short deal is okay.
Reinsdorf doesn't pay that much for starting pitching.
I'd be open to Greinke. He's a strikeout pitcher, and those are needed in the postseason.