this is coming from a die hard bucco fan to all of you red sox fans who i cannot stand.
i know i know, manny is one of the best players in major league baseball, but he truly didnt want to be there. he wanted to win a ring and now he has 2. hes satisfied with boston. what you receive for a disgruntled lazy player is a guy who has carried an entire organization and put himself in 2, almost 4 allstar games, a former rookie of the year, and a guy who has missed very few games in the last 6 years. through all of this, he has quietly negotiated contracts and kept drama to a minimum, never been protected in a lineup, and played in front of an average of 15,000 fans.
bottom line is you should be happy, Jason Bay will be a hell of a Red Sock for a lot less than manny was, which means you can still acquire a good reliever if so needed. so fare well Jason, its been fun