Briefly, The Latest Manny News......And Sox News In General
This is from ESPN'S Peter Gammons. The latest team to enter the Manny fray is the Chicago White Sox. They join a list that includes the Giants, Padres and Dodgers. Now get this. It is said the White Sox are trying to trade for Angels' starter Ervin Santana, who then could be flipped to Boston along with 23 year old righthander Brandon McCarthy (thank you Hartford Courant for that). The Sox are expected to complete the trade for JD Drew by the weekend, and then really gear up their attempts to move Manny next week, during the winter meetings in Orlando.
I don't know how I feel about this, but two frontline pitchers for a player who literally quit on his team last year might be acceptable. As reader Katiee said in a subtle but smart comment in an earlier post, and I quote her....
"I'm really trying to tune out all the news right now until I hear something final."
Katiee, I wish I could tune all this out too. The JDD dilemna. The DMat money offer chasm and the Manny lunacy, not to mention holes at SS and closer, and the rest of the bullpen. So much to do, and so much talk. Next week could and should be monumentally full of news of all kinds...heartbreaking and uplifting. As Billy Joel said, "It's either sadness or euphoria." He was talking about life itself in the song, one of my favorite Billy songs, and an early one too, called SUMMER HIGHLAND FALLS. Here, the context is Red Sox highs and/or lows. And it seems we'll all know so much more sooner rather than later. And now, the Padres are in the mix, but I will draw the line right here because there are too many this's and that's in the mix. When the news is more refined, more definite, I will chime in. I always do! Count on me...I hope you always do.
And this gets me back to Katiee's comment. If I could ignore all this and wait for something real, something concrete to be announced, I would. But I have a responsibility to my readers to report, in my own way, every nuance of this sometimes mangled and sometimes glorious life as a Red Sox fan in the off season......enjoy the ride with me! And I will say this official "Peter" comment...."Oy vey!!" That says it all!