Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Buster Olney of ESPN and Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus are reporting that John Grabow is now a part of the Manny-Bay-Hermida deal. Olney goes on to state...
"The current sticking point, according to a well-placed source, is that the Marlins want the Red Sox to add a prospect to their take in the deal."
Well, Carroll says that Bud needs to sign off on the deal because of the cash involved and Manny needs to approve it as well. He goes on to state that the parties are still going back and forth on minor leaguers but the main assets are in place.
Marlins get Manny Ramirez, one prospect (BOS), and cash (likely Ramirez’s remaining salary)
Pirates get Jeremy Hermida and three prospects (two FLO, one BOS)
Red Sox get Jason Bay and John Grabow