The Manny Ramirez Era had to have an incredible end. And according to Gordon Edes in today's Boston Globe, it really had an amazing one.
Apparently, when the news reached him he had been traded to Los Angeles, Ramirez had his agent, the notorious bastard Scott Boras, contact the Red Sox that if they dropped the two options they held on Ramirez that "he would not be a problem for the rest of the season."
Theo Epstein said thanks, but no thanks. Hit the road, pal. You're gone.
This just proves that all the crap Ramirez pulled over the past few weeks was all a calculated attempt to get the Sox to trade him so he could get a long term deal after the season from some other team. (Does he really think he's going to get a four-year, $100 million deal from ANYONE?)
And you know as sure as shootin' that that weasel Boras was behind the whole thing. I'm convinced that once Manny hooked up with him last winter it would lead to trouble. And sure enough, he got his tentacles into Ramirez and trouble reared its ugly head.
It's an eye-opening article from Mr. Edes, and well-worth checking out. Here it is.