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Manny Over Board

Posted By Alex Belth On July 31, 2008 @ 1:40 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

According to SI.com, [1] Manny Ramirez has been traded to the Dodgers in a three-way deal that also moves Jason Bay to Boston.  According to Ken Rosenthal [2]:

The Pirates will receive Andy LaRoche and right-hander Bryan Morris from the Dodgers and outfielder Brandon Moss and releiver Craig Hansen from the Red Sox.

My first impression is that Boston did well for themselves.  Bay is a very good hitter who is likely to be even better with the Red Sox.  He might not be as great as Ramirez but he’s a lot younger.  He’s also cheaper–a lot cheaper.  I don’t think the drop-off is that drastic to be honest.  Looks like a solid move by a team in a tough spot. 

Still, no Manny in Boston leaves an emptiness in the Yankee-Sox rivalry. 

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[1] According to SI.com,: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/07/31/manny.sweepstakes/index.html?eref=T1

[2] Ken Rosenthal: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8398506?MSNHPHMA

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