Friday, February 03, 2006

Sox Were Still Trying To Trade Manny

****This was in this morning's Hartford Courant. Read on, and I'll have a comment when you finish****...From the AP..."The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday the Red Sox made another strong push to trade outfielder Manny Ramirez to the Angels this past week, but the Angels balked at the Sox's asking price.
While chances for a deal seem remote, the Red Sox rekindled negotiations this week, the Times said. They are believed to have asked for at least four players: pitcher Ervin Santana, utilityman Chone Figgins and two or three of the Angels' top four prospects, a list that includes shortstop Brandon Wood and second baseman Howie Kendrick. The Sox also wanted the Angels to assume virtually all of the $57 million left on Ramirez's contract, which runs through 2008."
*****Now, do those demands really make it seem like we were willing to let Manny go? It seems like a lot to ask, but then you have to look at the offensive numbers Manny puts up. But I wonder. I mean, we need another starting pitcher? I don't think so, unless there are things going on and the Sox are sticking to their new policy of mum-ness. I'll let you come to your own conclusions, and I'll be back to bother you a little later.


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