Originally Posted by Noneck
The more I think about this, the Sox probably had to pick up a large amount of salary. Thats the only way this makes sense.
That would be salary dumping to the extreme. We just as soon give players away, if we are going to turn down a top 10 prospect in all of baseball for a declining Alexei. The only thing more ridiculous than us turning it down would be St Louis making that offer.
It's so ridiculous that I really doubt that offer was ever made by St Louis.
It kind of goes along with those other strange St Louis rumors that were about this afternoon such as we were insisting on David Freese as part of a package for Peavy and Alexei.