I'll miss Manny


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manny being manny or manny playing baseball?

I think maybe the more important question for fans of the Red Sox is whether we'll miss Manny's play rather than Manny the whole package, because when it's all said and done, anybody who can contribute to a world championship is essential, even if they're extra work for the manager and owners.

We just traded one of the most talented hitters in modern times and we won't know what we got for him for a while.

Ramirez Ortiz at three four was the engine that drove the team offensively.

That said, I have faith in management. They really are very talented.

Manny Being A Health Problem

One of the main reasons this happened - as Peter Gammons pointed out - is because the Red Sox were seriously concerned about Terry Francona. The stress of handling the constant Manny drama was causing him some serious health issues. He is down 10 to 15 pounds over the past month. Given the choice between a tremendously nice guy - a good manager who has brought two titles to Boston and who is almost universally respected and well-liked - and a serious flake who often has his head up his ass in the middle of games, I think the Red Sox absolutely did the right thing, at least in human terms.

You can certainly argue stats, but morally the Sox won, big.