Manny Can Now Be Manny In LA
See you in LA, suckers!!!
Because I’m only a fleeting baseball person, I’m not sure my analysis will be spot-on or not, but here goes — Manny Ramirez is flying the Boston Red Sox coop after being traded to Joe Torre and the LA Dodgers. The Pittsburgh Pirates were also involved as the trade took three teams to figure out.
In return for possibly the greatest right-handed hitter of our era, the Red Sox received Jason Bay from the Pirates. SI.com has more:
Pittsburgh gets pitcher Craig Hansen and outfielder Brandon Moss, both from Boston, as well as third baseman Andy LaRoche and right-handed pitcher Bryan Morris from the Dodgers.
While there are many that think this move is the right thing for the Red Sox to do, some wonder if they’ll still be able to contend in the American League, something the guys at I’m Writing Sports don’t necessarily buy.
Whatever the case, it’s easy to imagine Joe Torre being awfully pleased with his new team’s acquisition. How could he not be considering the first-hand accounts he can offer about the greatness of Ramirez’ bat. Currently, the Dodgers are one game behind the Diamondbacks for the NL West crown and you have to think the Ramirez trade might be enough to put them over the top — provided Manny is being the hitter he’s capable of.