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Alex Rios Traded to White Sox For Absolutely Nothing


The title of this entry is misleading.  Alex Rios wasn't traded to the Chicago White Sox today. Rios went to the White Sox in a straight waiver claim, with the Blue Jays simply allowing Chicago to take his contract, without getting a player in return.

I had very high hopes for Rios.  Admittedly, he's having an off year, but he is hitting .264 with 14 home runs, 62 RBIs and 19 stolen bases.  Is that so bad for the 28-year old that J.P. Ricciardi couldn't get a single team to cough up anything for him?

There's something rotten in the State of Denmark.  Rios should be a tradeable commodity.  Meanwhile, Ricciardi was shopping Roy Halladay because he doesn't think our ace will resign here, and Paul Beeston is on 590 saying he thinks we can lock up Halladay and extend his contract. WTF?

Let's go back to mid-May when we were singing "World Series, Here We Come".  Go on and click through, I'll wait.  Back?  Good.  Now tell me what the hell happened?

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