Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Manny Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-way deal that sends Jason Bay to the Red Sox:
Manny Ramirez has been traded to the Dodgers in a three-team blockbuster, pending the approval of the commissioner's office, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
Pirates outfielder Jason Bay is headed to the Red Sox. 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.
The Red Sox will pay all of the approximately $7 million remaining on Ramirez's contract.
The biggest Yankee-killer of the last 20 years is now off the LA and Boston is unquestionably a weaker team without him.
Jason Bay is a very good player. But he is no Manny Ramirez and never will be.
It's time for Yankee fans to rejoice and waive bye bye.
UPDATE @ 5:15 pm:
From Over the Monster:
Red Sox receive:
Jason Bay (from PIT)
Manny Ramirez (from BOS)
Craig Hansen (from BOS)
Brandon Moss (from BOS)
Andy LaRoche (from LAD)
Bryan Morris (from LAD)
It sure looks to me like the Red Sox got absolutely fleeced in this deal.
They essentially give up Manny, Hanson, Moss and $7M for Jason Bay???