Thursday, July 31, 2008

How Manny to the Dodgers affects the Phillies

Manny Ramirez has been traded and it could negatively affect the Phillies in their stretch run. After all the rumors that Manny was going to be traded to their NL East rival the Florida Marlins, instead he was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unfortunately for the Phillies, they will play the Dodgers 8 times in August, meaning Manny can have a significant role as the Phillies chase the playoffs. You can believe that Manny will be on a mission to prove the Red Sox were foolish to trade him.

Here are the details of the trade:
Dodgers get: Manny Ramirez
Red Sox get: Jason Bay
Pirates get: Craig Hansen, Andy LaRoche, Bryan Morris and Brandon Moss


Anonymous said...

this trade is so far out of left field that, well, it wouldn't make sense if ramirez wasn't a part of it! i had no idea the dodgers even had interest in manny.

EnriqueFed said...

It really didn't take much from the Dodgers end to get him, either. He will be a free agent at the end of the year, so if the Phils lose Burrell perhaps they'll make a run at Manny.