Originally Posted by mth123
Arroyo was 7th or 8th on Boston's depth chart in the spring of 2006. The Sox were looking to dump his contract.
No, they weren't. He was #5 or #6 (a fringe of the rotation guy), and he took well below market value to sign with Boston just a few months earlier. WMP was pretty highly regarded at the time (about the same as Hamilton now.) It was a lot more than just a salary dump.