Thursday, July 31, 2008

At The Wire

As the Dealine approached all eyes were on Manny. The proposed deal from last night involving Florida, Boston, and Pittsburgh appeared completely dead. And it in fact was. That didn't mean Manny would be in Boston tonight. It looks like Manny will be with former rival Joe Torre in sunny LA.

Manny to the Dodgers and as with the previous Florida-Boston-Pittsburgh deal, The Pirates ship Jason Bay to Boston. In return Pittsburgh will get Brandon Moss, Craig Hansen (Boston), Andy LaRoche, and Bryan Morris (LA).

Manny might be a headache but giving up Manny and a couple youngsters at 52 centes on the dollar, this isn't as good as Theo's Nomar trade in 2004. Press conference in 25 minutes.