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The Red Sox wanted to get rid of Manny so bad that they were willing to pay for it. For those who missed it a few days ago, Manny went to the Dodgers, but the RedSox keep his salary. The Dodgers sent Pittsburg LaRoche (a class 4A infielder - could end up a journeyman who spends time all over the place) and a pitching prospect who was a 1st round choice in 06, but didn't play last year, currently in Class A and not burning up the league. In essence, it cost them nothing to get Manny. And in a division where no two teams are allowed to be over .500 at the same time, this could get them to October (where they will no doubt swoon.) Boston also sent 4 players (all prospects or part players), but 3 of whom have major league experience and at least 2 of whom are ready to start for the Bucs.) Boston gets Jason Bay - not a bad player by any measure and they don't lose him at the end of the year, but they gave up Manny (but not his $7M salary) and 4 other players for Bay. The Dodgers got a big boost, the

Pirates

got some important building blocks and Boston at best stood pat.

The L. A. Times recently has had notes about Garciaparra corroborating Manny's assessment before trading that the Red Sox management does its best to turn fans against players that they don't want anymore.

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The Red Sox wanted to get rid of Manny so bad that they were willing to pay for it. For those who missed it a few days ago, Manny went to the Dodgers, but the RedSox keep his salary. The Dodgers sent Pittsburg LaRoche (a class 4A infielder - could end up a journeyman who spends time all over the place) and a pitching prospect who was a 1st round choice in 06, but didn't play last year, currently in Class A and not burning up the league. In essence, it cost them nothing to get Manny. And in a division where no two teams are allowed to be over .500 at the same time, this could get them to October (where they will no doubt swoon.) Boston also sent 4 players (all prospects or part players), but 3 of whom have major league experience and at least 2 of whom are ready to start for the Bucs.) Boston gets Jason Bay - not a bad player by any measure and they don't lose him at the end of the year, but they gave up Manny (but not his $7M salary) and 4 other players for Bay. The Dodgers got a big boost, the

Pirates

got some important building blocks and Boston at best stood pat.

The L. A. Times recently has had notes about Garciaparra corroborating Manny's assessment before trading that the Red Sox management does its best to turn fans against players that they don't want anymore.

Good riddance. Tho' talented, Manny's a screwball. Counting down the days till "Manny just being Manny" in LA... 8O

Long days and pleasant nights.

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Good riddance. Tho' talented, Manny's a screwball. Counting down the days till "Manny just being Manny" in LA... 8O

Already happening - and we can't be happier.

That ain't Manny being Manny. That's Manny being goofy, which he is. But just wait. It'll happen. Will it be the haircut issue? Or will he not run out a double play ball and get benched by Torre?

Manny is the kind of player that you love when he's happy (and he is in LA right now), and infuriates you when he gets the slightest bit disgruntled (which maybe won't happen in LA).

But Boston is certainly not to blame for Manny being Manny.

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