We play more then 1 team then the Red Sox, Bay is a very good hitter. Still he is no Manny but the deal makes sense for the Sox.
Couldn't sum it up any better, but I will try . Manny has all the talent in the world but Manny with the Sox hurts them more than all the drama he brings to the table. Not to mention that he wasn't going to be brought back anyways. The Sox could have went for it all with Manny, or built for the future with prospects. Instead they built for the future and still gave themselves a chance this year. Manny will be missed, but Bay does have the talent to pick up where he left off.
I can't believe Yankee fans want him traded, the Sox are worse with Manny there... I mean they got their butts kicked by the Angels and they lost 2 of 3 from the Yanks. Manny has been a problem for the Yanks and they would love to get a player like Bay for him.
I realize why they want him gone, he is a good hitter that is amazing against the Yankees. Having said that, for Yankee fans isn't 2 months of Ramirez sound better than at least 1 year and two months Bay?