The Chicago White Sox have made no secret that they’re trying to rid themselves of some poor contracts and outside of a select few, pretty much anybody and everybody is available. That includes outfielder Alex Rios, but despite the White Sox’s willingness to move the talented player, they simply can’t get an offer they feel is fair.
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the White Sox have been irritated by the lack of competitive offers but he expects the offers to improve as the MLB trade deadline nears.
Per Bowden, via MLB Trade Rumors:
The White Sox have been “extremely disappointed” with offers for Alex Rios thus far. Bowden feels that offers will improve as the deadline draws closer.
The 32 year old Rios has performed well this season, hitting a respectable .270 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 19 stolen bases through the seasons first half.
Rios had a sub-par 2011, but both 2010 and 2012 were very solid campaigns and Rios should be one of the top available bats on the market this July.