The Manny Ramirez trade rumors are flying, courtesy of Sean McAdam, who told WEEI today that he believes a deal with a National League team could be done today. ESPN Radio also has reported Ramirez has waived his 10/5 no-trade rights, which may simply be a just-in-case formality.
That’s led the SOSH wags to speculate about a trade for Jeremy Hermida, the young Florida Marlins slugger. I’m not sure what I think about that. So here’s your spot for all Ramirez speculation throughout the evening.
I’d say I find it extremely unlikely (and so, for the record, does the Globe). But I would have said in 2004 that it was extremely unlikely that the Sox would ever trade Nomar Garciaparra, let alone for a backup outfielder, backup first baseman and middle-tier shortstop. Funny how things work out.