Boston seems determined to trade Manny Ramirez though it is looking more unlikely that the Dodgers will be his new home. SI.com reports that Colletti is already distancing himself from his secret midnight meeting:
According to someone who was at the meeting, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told his people yesterday morning that a deal with the Red Sox for Manny Ramírez was "the longest of long shots." One Dodgers official rated the chances of a deal "at 5 percent . . . at best." -- Boston Globe
New Manny rumors include a three-way trade that would have him end up at the Mariners (with the Giants involved, grabbing Richie Sexson); another rumor also has the Giants using the Nationals to snare Manny.
Again, I'm uncomfortable losing too many of our prospects, but I'm even more uncomfortable opening the 2007 season without any power bat in the lineup.