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.