Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Red Sox, Marlins on Verge of Manny Ramirez Trade

According to Baseball Prospectus and multiple other sources, the Red Sox are "on the verge" of trading Manny Ramirez to the Marlins for three players.  One of those players is believed to be highly regarded low-class A outfielder Mike Stanton, 18, who has hit 26 home runs this year.  Josh Willingham and Jeremy Hermida have also been mentioned today, so it is possible that one or both will be included in any deal.

This sounds like a terrific deal for the Red Sox.  Trade the Hall of Fame anchor to your lineup when you are a World Series favorite.

Manny is in the lineup tonight against the Angels.  Mark Teixeira is also in the lineup, batting third in front of Vladimir Guerrero, and wearing #25.