Rays finally gave in it seems like.MLB.com's Bill Chastain with the scoop - the Rays have acquired Jason Bay for Reid Brignac and Jeff Niemann. The Rays haven't confirmed it yet though.
that sux I was really excited to have Manny out of the AL east
Nice deal for Rays. Brignac is a top prospect infielder wise but having Bay this year and next is huge.
Niemann, 25, has a 3.53 ERA in 18 Triple A starts this year. He'll probably go straight into the Pirates' rotation. Baseball America feels he has #2 or #3 starter stuff, but his star has dimmed in recent times. Word on MLB rumors is the Rays are trying to replace him with two lower prospects.
Deal is still unconfirmed.
Last edited by chad101; 07-31-2008 at 04:27 PM.
There is one report where Florida asked Boston for 2 mill on top of the Sox eating Manny's remaining contract.
http://minors.mlblogs.com/archives/2...a_ray_yet.htmlAs the deadline quickly approaches, rumors were abuzz that Jason Bay was headed to Tampa in return for shortstop Reid Brignac and pitcher Jeff Niemann. But not so fast.
A source has told me there is no done deal... yet. One of the above names has not been made available. I've got no confirmation on this, but my guess is that Brignac is the one the Rays won't part with.
More as this develops...
Can't see this deal happening if the Rays dont want to part with Brignac...
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8...rom-around-MLBThe Rays' pursuit of Pirates outfielder Jason Bay is off "unless a miracle happens," according to a source close to the negotiations.
Deal is off apparently.
What's going on!?!?The Dodgers have acquired Manny Ramirez from the Red Sox, SI.com's Jon Heyman and NESN reports.
NESN believes the Red Sox are getting Jason Bay in a three-team deal.
?The Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers late Thursday afternoon, SI.com has learned.
Jason Bay is headed to Boston as part of the deal, SI.com has learned. The Pirates will get four minor leaguers in the three-way trade.