Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Trade

Here is the trade:

Red Sox get Jason Bay
Dodgers get Manny Ramirez
Pirates get Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss from the Red Sox and Andy LaRoche and Bryan Morris from the Dodgers

So the Red Sox sent away Manny, Hansen (who I'm not sorry to see leave) and Moss (who I liked but would see limited playing time), and get just Jason Bay? I like Bay a lot, but they got no pitcher back in return? And the Dodgers landed Manny for just two minor leaguers? (I also read that the two option years were dropped, so that makes Manny a rent-a-player for 2008 in LA.) Losing Hansen is no great loss, as he's too erratic, and didn't look like he'd ever make it in Boston. I'm more upset the Sox didn't upgrade the pen.


Peter N said...

Join my (your) club...what, no reliever?? My goodness. Pete

The Omnipotent Q said...

I just hope Jason Bay gets off to a good start beginning on Friday.