OK, that may be a little strong…but I’m sick of the annual “Get him gone” faction of Red Sox Nation that pops up every July.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I don’t care if Manny kicks kittens into traffic as he walks down the street…I will take his performance at the plate (and even in the field) every day and twice on Sundays. The morons in the media and screaming on talk radio who want him gone because he’s such a malcontent…what a bunch of mouthbreathing morons.
Interesting note…you all know who Manny’s agent is now, right? That’s right…Scott Boras. HOWEVER, I’m fairly certain that if the Sox exercise the $20 million option (which I really hope they do), Boras gets none of it…because he wasn’t Manny’s agent when the current contract was negotiated. Ironically enough, Manny’s former agent, Jeff Moorad, is now an owner of the Diamondbacks.
So where is Boras better off…if Manny is traded and/or his option is not exercised, or if Manny is ‘forced’ to play for the Sox in 2009? Have we ever heard Manny talking about his next contract as we have in the past few days?
I smell a rat.