Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Manny Ramirez Still on the Block

There seems to be some sort of vague consensus that because the Red Sox failed in an attempt to trade Manny Ramirez during the Hot Stove League that any such proposals are dead. Don't believe it. The Red Sox are still willing to trade Ramirez and Angels would love to have him, but the deal is hung up on how much of Ramirez's contract should be absorbed by Boston and how deep Los Angeles should dig into the team's raft of minor league prospects. Even the slightest capitulation by either side could break the log jam at any moment, and the deal may quietly remain on the table though spring training and even into the regular season.