Latest Update Mariners want OF Alex Rios Thu Jul, 31, 12:31 PM
A physically-gifted athlete with all the tools for stardom, he has the size and bat speed to be an above-average power hitter. Can also steal double-digit bases and has the range and glove to play anywhere in the outfield.
Flaws: : Is extremely inconsistent and has yet to live up to his talent level. Impatient at the plate, he has major holes in his swing. Will slump for long stretches.
That makes it the Mariners, the Royals, The Reds, The Blue Jays, the Giants and the Royals. Yeah, we get it. He's a hot commodity here. It's a good thing for fantasy owners that the Rangers are closer to dealing him to somewhere else as a move to Seattle is probably not the best for his offensive totals.Analyst: Howard Bender
With the Rangers saying that they are willing to kick in some cash to offset the cost of Rios' salary, the Royals have become more interested in potentially dealing for him. The question for them is really whether the Rangers just want prospects, which they can give, or if they want more immediate major league-ready talent.Analyst: Howard Bender
Like most of the Rangers, Rios isn't performing up to task this season and the Rangers are looking to start rebuilding some of the minor league depth they've lost over the last few years. Though interest has waned as of late, there are likely still a few of teams interested and his contract isn't terrible as the Rangers said they will pick up a portion of it and next year is a $13.5M club option with a $1M buyout. The Indians, Giants, Red and Royals have all been mentioned. Analyst: Howard Bender
Rios is one of the few stars Jon Daniels' front office is willing to move before the deadline. He's got an option for 2015 for $13.5 million and a $1 million dollar buyout. Analyst: Spencer Silva