The Red Sox, Marlins and Pirates continue to work on a deal that would send Manny Ramirez to Florida, Jason Bay to Boston and assorted prospects to the Pirates. This one will go right down to the deadline.
Scott Boras will let the deal happen. That way Ramirez becomes a free agent and gets a new deal with the Mets or some other team.
No word yet on what the Yankees may do.
In other trade news:
* Sad day for the Yankees, as the always-crushed Arthur Rhodes was traded to Florida. Why teams have interest in that guy, we’ll never know.
* The Red have a deal in place to send Ken Griffey Jr. to the White Sox if he approves. Because it’s Ken Griffey Jr., it sounds big. But he’s at .245/.355/.432.