Saturday, October 29, 2005

Just a case of "Manny Being Manny"

(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Manny asks to be Traded...Again

According to a story published in the Boston Globe this morning by Chris Snow, Manny again asks Sox for trade, Geno Mato, one of Manny's representatives, told prinicipal owner John Henry that Manny wants to be traded, and if he is not, he will not report to spring training with the ballclub. Just three months ago, Manny requested to be traded just before the All-Star break, and then after not finding a suitable deal, the Sox decided to keep him, and Manny made nice, saying "I want to stay here for 2005 and win another World Series."(Globe Article) The article also goes on to say that Manny, who is now a 10-5 player, which gives him the ability to reject any trade that sends him to a place he doesn't want to play in, could still stay with the Sox. Mato said in the article that Ramirez might decided, during the whole process of shopping him, that he wants to remain with the Sox.

Also in Sox news this morning, yesterday was the first day free agents could officially file, and Kevin Millar and Billy Mueller were the first two of the Sox' free agnts to do so. That means they can negotiate with any team that they choose, but can only discuss dollar figures with the Sox, for 14 more days. After the that time they are free to talk to any team.

Like I've said before, bring back Billy Mueller, for the love of god. I won't ask the Sox to do anything else all off-season, just bring him back. For the LOVE OF GOD, bring BILLY MUELLER BACK!

That's all for today, off to a wedding, and off to get pretty drunk..oops..