Red Sox offseason overview - with the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes
From the same teams that nearly brought you a Ted Williams-for-Joe DiMaggio swap until the owners sobered up, comes this winter’s best idle rumor, that the Sox would resume their pursuit of Alex Rodriguez and dangle Manny Ramirez as bait. Manny’s roots are in Washington Heights, he has been a terrific Yankee Stadium hitter (.313/.391/.583), and you’d think Brian Cashman would take a run at him just to keep him from wearing out Yankee pitching (.556, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs) this season.
5. Alex Rodriguez
From the same teams that nearly brought you a Ted Williams-for-Joe DiMaggio swap until the owners sobered up, comes this winter’s best idle rumor, that the Sox would resume their pursuit of Alex Rodriguez and dangle Manny Ramirez as bait. Manny’s roots are in Washington Heights, he has been a terrific Yankee Stadium hitter (.313/.391/.583), and you’d think Brian Cashman would take a run at him just to keep him from wearing out Yankee pitching (.556, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs) this season.
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