// MLB Trade Deadline 2008


The Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez right before the trade deadline on July 31. Manny went to the Dodgers and Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss went to the Pirates. In return, the Red Sox received Jason Bay.

Manny Ramirez Traded

By KC (07/31/08)

OF Manny Ramirez was reportedly traded to the Dodgers right at the trade deadline, with Jason Bay coming to the Red Sox as part of the deal.

The $20 million option for 2009 for Ramirez has been officially dropped and apparently the Red Sox will pay the rest of Manny’s contract this season. Nick Cafardo has reported some (not all) details with the deal.

Trade Details

Dodgers Get: OF Manny Ramirez from Red Sox

Red Sox Get: OF Jason Bay from Pirates

Pirates Get: 3B Andy LaRoche and P Bryan Morris from LA, OF Brandon Moss and RP Craig Hansen from Red Sox

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Do you approve of the Manny Ramirez-Jason Bay trade?

  • Yes, Sox got rid of the clubhouse cancer. (36%, 29 Votes)
  • No, they didn't get enough for Manny. (25%, 20 Votes)
  • No, I love Manny! (19%, 15 Votes)
  • Yes, Bay is enough in return for Manny. (10%, 8 Votes)
  • Who's Jason Bay? (10%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

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What should the Red Sox do with Manny Ramirez?

  • Trade him before July 31. (48%, 16 Votes)
  • Pick up his 2009 option. (21%, 7 Votes)
  • Stick with him for 2008 and let him walk. (15%, 5 Votes)
  • Stick with him for 2008 and sign him to a multi-year deal. (16%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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Would Jason Bay be enough in return for Manny Ramirez?

  • Yes. (52%, 12 Votes)
  • No. (48%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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