Originally Posted by russ99
Good point, Dunn and Soriano have similar contracts and Dunn is outhitting Soriano in every major category except batting average.
The question remains, with the Yankees in on Soriano, who'd take him?
We'd still need to eat salary and/or take a bad contract in return. I'd assume all NL teams would pass on him. So out of the AL contenders we realistically have Boston, Baltimore, the Rangers (who we're trying to sell Rios to) and maybe the Angels.
Not sure if I see a match there...
If the Sox want to rid themselves of Dunn, they will have to do 2 things: 1) eat a good portion of that contract and 2) make him a part of any deal for Rios/Pitchers...they may have to sweeten the pot one way or anothe rby adding some prospect along, but that is the only way.
Not sure what the specifics are for the Soriano trade, but I am fairly sure that the Cubs just sent him off for a low prospect and had to pay the bulk (if not all) of the remaining salary.