According to the latest Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal article, Johnny Damon signing with the Yankees puts more pressure on the Red Sox to trade Manny Ramirez for parts-n-prospects. That the Red Stockings' situation is now more precarious allows the GMs of other teams to operate from a position of strength in trade negotiations.
Didn't I predict this was going to happen?
How about Manny for Finley, Cabrera, Weaver and Shell? Or better yet, Bootcheck, another Scott Boras client.