October 29, 2005
BRING US THE HEAD OF CARLOS BELTRAN:
Ramirez again asks Sox for trade (Chris Snow, October 29, 2005, Boston Globe)
Gene Mato, one of Manny Ramirez's representatives, communicated to Red Sox owner John W. Henry yesterday that Ramirez wants to be traded, and will not report to spring training if his wish to be dealt is not met, according to a team source.
The Mets can afford him and they lust after him.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2005 8:40 AM
What is it with athletes today? Doesn't anyone believe in honoring a contract?
Boy, this would be like the second coming of Bobby Bonilla in Flushing Meadows.
Manny's also driven his price into the cellar with that crack. The Sox management must really love him now.
By the way, I thought they have been trying to unload him for a few years now.
Manny wants to be with Pedro, but he ought to learn some strategy. Make the threats to go on strike in private to the Red Sox, in public look like a good citizen to get the Mets more interested.
It's the Met's signing of a career .280 hitter to an $11+ million a year contract that makes the deal possible.
Bartman - If you were only making $20 million a year, would you honor your contract? Wait, I think I know the answer.
Manny has his quirks but is one of the best hitters in the game. And he makes Ortiz better by batting behind him. However, the BoSox have enough holes that getting rid of Manny's $20MM should enable them get a few good players and fill these holes.
You want to trade this: 42,136,.314;
For this: 25,101,.350?
You better get a starter in the deal.