Here is a tidbit from Will Carroll.
The Commissioner’s Office has been informed of a deal involving the Pirates, Red Sox, and Marlins. The Commissioner has to sign off on any deal involving cash considerations of more than a million dollars, and there was clearly going to be cash involved in any deal involving these teams. There’s also some formality about Manny Ramirez waiving his 10-and-5 rights, and no-trade clause, and I’ll admit not understanding the technicalities.
He is not exactly a tour de force of breaking news but this is down right sexy as far as runors go. This is A -Rod to Boston for Man Ram-esque.
God I hope this true. This will not be pretty for the Red Sox. Bay has never played left in Fenway and that could be ugly. I also think his bat is a significant downgrade from Manny. Plus switching leagues is not going to help.
Please let this be true!
UPDATE: Manny is a Dodger!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jason Bay is headed to Boston as part of the deal, SI.com has learned.