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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Manny's AL East reign of terror is over

SI's Jon Heyman is reporting that Manny Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a three-team trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jason Bay will be sent to Boston. The rest of the details are sketchy, but one this is certain: it's great that Ramirez is 3,000 miles away and in a different league (for the rest of this season).

Update - 5:05 p.m.

Red Sox get: Bay

Dodgers get: Ramirez and cash (payment of Ramirez's contract from Boston)

Pirates get: Andy LaRoche, Craig Hansen, Brandon Moss and Bryan Morris

So the Red Sox traded Ramirez, Hansen, Moss and $7 million for Bay. It's obvious Theo Epstein was pressured into doing such a one-sided deal.


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