Saturday, May 27, 2006

Speculation Resurfaces on Manny Ramirez Trade

As reported by the CooperstownKid's MLB Rumors Clearinghouse more than three months ago, talks between the Red Sox and Angels for a trade of Boston slugger Manny Ramirez could be revived at any time. Freedom Newspapers flagship publication, The Register, questions whether the proposition to give up Scot Shields, Chone Figgins, Howie Kendrick and Brandon Wood for Ramirez is actually dead now that the struggling Angels are desperate for a big bat. The deal had been hung up not only by the Angels refusal to surrender so much talent, but also by bickering over how much of Ramirez's eight-year $160 million contract Boston should pick up.