Rangers Claim Rios – Trade Unlikley

Major League sources have confirmed that the Rangers claimed White Sox OF Alex Rios on trade waivers. The Rangers have until tomorrow to complete a trade for Rios, but sources say a deal is not likely. The two sides had multiple discussions before the non-waiver trade deadline but could not a agree on a deal. The White Sox were asking for Pitcher Martin Perez, Pitcher Luke Jackson and Infielder Rougned Odor – the Rangers were not interested in parting with those players for Rios.

In other trade news: former Ranger infielder Michael Young has cleared waivers. The Rangers discussed trading for Young before the Non-Waiver deadline in July, but there were significant differences among the Rangers baseball personnel about that potential acquisition and they never got close to making a deal for Young.

The Rangers are still hoping that Lance Berkman will be able to return to the lineup in the next week to 10 days.

More on the website later.


Please don’t trade any one of those for Rios. Not worth it.

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Ben J. Sexton

Rios is #3 right fielder in all of baseball since start of 2013 according to WAR. How could Texas not trade for him? The only WS you can win in 2013 is the WS in 2013!

You’re joking right? Rios had a career year in 2012…how convenient. I’m pretty sure if you included his 2011 season in your analysis, he wouldn’t be anywhere close to the top 3 RF in baseball.

In case you’re interested, his triple slash line was .227/.265/.348 with 13 HR and 44 RBI in 145 games.

Rios blows. He plays when he wants to and has never lived up to his potential. The only consistent thing he has going for him is that he steals bases. And his defensive WAR this year is actually worse than Nellie’s…for whatever that’s worth.

edit- since the start of 2012

The “Cybermetrics” people on ESPN are claimimng Michael Young is actually a more productive hitter than Rios … hard to understand. But, for some reason, Chicago really wants out from under Rios.

Shouldn’t AJ be able to provide some insight into
Rios? Is it a case of the guy just not playing hard? He does seem to play good defense and steal a few bases – that would fit…. ??????

Having or using A.J. as a reference may not be an IDEAL situation. Go get Young, everyone loves him. Maybe the Phillies would take Lindbloom for him straight up. By the way, we are already paying most of Young’s salary and it wouldn’t cost us anything financially.

The White Sox don’t want to pay the amount of money that its going to take to keep Rios around. That is our only hope. If they pull Rios back, then put him back out there then he is ours for the taking. Hope White Sox, just want to get something for him and we end up trading some class a prospect.

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