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Red Sox still trying to make it work

Posted by Gordon Edes, Globe Staff  July 31, 2008 02:18 PM

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Less than 2 hours before the trading deadline, the Red Sox were still trying to make this 3-way deal with the Pirates and Marlins work, but as one source said, "They're not going to be stupid about it." At the moment, the deal would require the Red Sox to include prospects as well as Manny Ramirez and the $7 million remaining on his 2008 salary, a price the Sox appear unwilling to pay at this time.

Another industry source said within the last 10 minutes that he thinks talks will go down to the 4 p.m. deadline.

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