From the Post:
"Multiple sources tell Kevin Kernan the Red Sox’s No. 1
goal is to sign Gary Sheffield if the Yankees don’t pick up his option.
If the Yankees do pass the buck on Sheffield, the slugger would like
nothing better than to come back and play for Boston."
"There’s also the chance the Red Sox will trade Manny
Ramirez to the Angels, possibly for young shortstop Brandon Wood.
Angels owner Arte Moreno wants to upgrade his offense and said there
will be no financial barriers."
And from a dream I had last night:
"According to ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the New York Yankees are close to signing little-known amateur blogger/graduate school student/righty, Nick-YF, to a 5 year deal worth a reported $60 Million. The native New Yorker throws an assortment of slow to slower junk. ‘My point is: If I can reach the plate, then I at least have a chance. Hey, anything can happen. Right?’ Nick-YF explained at a press conference yesterday. He should fit in nicely behind Randy Johnson in the rotation."
It’s still over a month away from the beginning of the off-season, and the Manny rumors are heating up already. I’m going to write something that will probably be refuted in the months to come, but I have this spidey-sense about this. The writing is on the wall and I’m feeling it’s going down: Manny Ramirez is not playing for the Boston Red Sox next season. He’s a goner. And if the Yanks do not resign Sheff, would you Sox Fans be happy with Sheffield patrolling right field in Fenway for two years?