Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hollywood Manny - Ramirez to Dodgers in Deadline Deal

Photobucket is reporting that Manny Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers just before the 4PM trade deadline. The Boston Red Sox will get Jason Bay from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a three way deal. There may be other players involved but that is all that is available right now. The Pirates will end up getting four minor leaguers and bag of dirty jock straps. Man, they are pathetic. Weren't they already in a rebuilding mode? WTF.

Initial thoughts: This kind of sucks. I know Manny has been a pain in the ass recently but honestly, I still like what he brings. He is one of the best hitters of all time and he is a way better defender than for what he gets credit (at least when playing the Green Monster at Fenway). I think he somehow made it work in Boston where as a new player coming in (Bay) will have a lot on his shoulders as he will be expected to fill Manny's void. I don't know much about Bay at all but I've heard that he is a solid LF and a decent power hitter. We will see how this all plays out.

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