• And They Say Tampa And NY Don’t Talk….

    Posted by on July 28th, 2005 · Comments (3)

    OK, on one day, the story out of Boston management is:

    Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona denied a report that outfielder Manny Ramirez has requested a trade, while general manager Theo Epstein said he wouldn’t respond to rumors, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

    And, the next day, the story is:

    Manny Ramirez recently asked the Boston Red Sox to trade him but that’s hard to do, considering the $57 million due him over the remaining three years of his contract, team president Larry Lucchino said Thursday.

    ……

    He also said this is the fourth straight season in which Ramirez has requested a trade “and our general reponse was, `it’s that time of year’ and we’ll explore it as we explore other trades.”

    Looks like the Yankees offices in Tampa and the Bronx are not the only ones not on the same page.

    Comments on And They Say Tampa And NY Don’t Talk….

    1. Don
      July 28th, 2005 | 6:34 pm

      That Manny, some funny guy, eh!?

      Too bad he has a WS ring now.

    2. JohnnyC
      July 28th, 2005 | 11:13 pm

      I don’t know which is more galling: the fact that he was the MVP of the WS last year for the Red Sox or the fact that he hasn’t wanted to play for the Red Sox for 4 years.

    3. Raf
      July 29th, 2005 | 12:00 pm

      Eh, IIRC, he’s been “unhappy” ever since he left Cleveland.

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