Manny is currently owed $78 million, not the $13 million Sheffield was owed, contrary to "go-to" ESPN guy
- He also would receive a $1 million payment if he is traded, but the Red Sox would presumably pay that.
The Dodgers, the Giants, the Padres, the Rangers, the Phillies and the Orioles have been mentioned as teams that could get Ramirez, a 34-year-old slugger, but an executive of one of those clubs said it would be a long shot to get him. The executive said he couldn't be identified because he could be accused of tampering."
- Is Murray Chass facilitating tampered information? Why would he take the chance of doing so? Why would an alleged "executive" cooperate in this way? Later in his article,
- Does Bud Selig only care about infractions when they're not in the RED SOX' favor?