I traded Logan Morrison and Francisco Liriano for Alex Rios and Wandy Rodriguez.
Honestly, I feel like I won both sides of this deal. First of all, the headache of owning Liriano is over. I think he will be up and down all year, with flashes of brilliance, but to get Rodriguez for him, I think its a clear upgrade.
In the outfield, Morrison is talented, but he’s unlikely to keep up his current power pace, and Rios is too good to keep playing this bad. I was happy to buy low there. The entire White Sox lineup is going to wake up one of these days, and it will be fun to watch. The thing is, Morrison is a LF and Rios is CF, which is a lot more shallow. So even if I expect them to end up with similar stats, Rios holds more value to me.