Thursday, July 31, 2008

Going, Going, Gone

Manny Being Manny is going to the LA Dodgers.
Sox are getting Jason Bay.
Pirates are getting Brandon Moss, Craig Hansen*, Bryan Morris and Andy LaRoche (who is the younger brother of Bucks first baseman Adam).

Did we get enough for giving up Manny, paying the rest of his contract, Moss and Hansen?

I don't know. I still need to wrap my head around it. In my initial opinion, the Pirates made out and their new GM did what he needed to do.

But damnit, I was secretly cheering for Torre to get his ring if the Sox didn't get more, sorry Joe, at least not this year. But damn that would have been awesome to shove in the face of the MFY!

*No love lost for Hansen, he was Yankees fan anyway

1 comment:

Julie Tracey said...

That third picture on this post makes me sad. I was at that game. It was the ultimate Manny moment. Damn Scott Boras for orchestrating this whole thing (my theory). And it's a shame that so many Red Sox fans have already forgotten what Manny brought to the team: Moments like picture number three, two world series, and so many others. Yeah, he had to go, yeah he was a brat, yeah he was a distraction in the end - but that shouldn't take away from the fact that he was one of the greatest players to ever don a Red Sox uniform and he should be rememebered as player that brought the Red Sox to where they are today. Because without him - there would be no 2004 and 2007.