The anticipated trades of Todd Frazier and David Robertson are not packing the same punch for suspense for the White Sox as Jose Quintana did while he was on the block.
Because of Frazier’s and Robertson’s contracts, the significantly lighter expected returns rule the day.
It’s believed the White Sox and Red Sox, who hooked up on the Chris Sale blockbuster which got the White Sox rebuild rolling full speed ahead in December, began talking about Frazier in earnest over the weekend after White Sox general manager Rick Hahn moved Quintana for the Cubs’ top two prospects and two others. It’s a match made, not unlike the Quintana deal, in ‘a good deal for both teams’ heaven.
Frazier has about $5 million left on his contract, which expires after the season, sends him into free agency and makes him expendable. The rebuilding Sox would probably take one mid-level prospect in return while pushing to avoid eating as little money as they can of what’s left on his deal. The Red Sox, who are taking a $49 million hit on third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s contract after designating him for assignment last week (while underscoring the need for another third baseman), want to keep the …read more
Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports