July 31, 2008 3 Comments
GMs Ned Colletti and Neal Huntington are turning cartwheels right about now. In about as last minute as a deadline trade can be, the Red Sox finally unloaded Manny Ramirez in a three-way deal with the Pirates and Dodgers. He will exchange his red socks for blue, the Pirates will gather a lot of prospects and OF Jason Bay will be headed to Boston to replace Ramirez on their roster. As part of the deal, Ramirez’s two one-year options will be void, and he has agreed to decline arbitration with Los Angeles this winter. Scott Boras is also doing cartwheels over his new free agent-to-be.