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One of the things that stings the most about this deal is that we had to go through the Pirates and couldn’t just make a direct swap with Manny. The Pirates most likely demanded Moss and since we needed the Pirates, we needed to give him to them. Moss has been a hoss this year, filling in for guys like Manny and Drew and Coco. Moss is huge pickup for the Pirates. The guy could be their next Jason Bay.
I love Manny and this hurts, but if he was seriously just going to sit down and not play for the rest of the season so that the Sox didn’t exercise their option and he could go into free agency and get 4 years, $100 million, I guess the Red Sox had to trade him for some value, as little as it may be. It just stinks that Moss and Hansen (and the $7 million left of Manny’s salary) had to basically be given away in order to make this happen. Not to mention, 2 draft picks the Sox would have gotten if we lost Manny to free agency.
Do you really believe Manny would just refuse to play? There’s nothing we can do about it now. Hopefully, we’ll see Manny play again at Fenway this year, in the World Series.