Will the Fish Save Pittsburgh Deal?

BDD Photo Illustration - Steve Garberg
(BDD Photo Illustration - Steve Garberg)

Jeff Loria Wants to Reel in Manny, But Will He Net the Pirates
the Big Prospect They're Fishing For?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates Want High-End Prospects from Manny Deal
Extra Bases: Pirates Want Extra Prospect, Will the Marlins Save the Bay?
Thursday Morning: Marlins Owner Denies a Manny Deal is in Place
The Buzz: The Latest Manny Updates from Around the Web and Beyond

"...there seems to be this growing sense that it is the Pirates really dictating this process. There are too many teams and too many moving parts to imagine that they are outright playing one deal off the other, but they probably are as close as they can be to doing exactly that. The Pirates' thinking, according to one, is that they want two high-end types and one or two others, depending which direction they turn. Obviously, giving up Grabow makes for the higher number." -- 7.30.08, Dejan Kovacevic, PBC blog

Schill Breaks Silence on Manny

7-11-2004: Prior to the Red Sox-Rangers game, during batting practice, pitcher Curt Schilling (left) had a rather long, animated conversation with teammate Manny Ramirez (right), who asked out of the starting lineup, sighting a hamstring problem.
(7-11-2004: Jim Davis / Boston Globe File Photo)

Today: Curt Says Keeping Manny Could Be a Problem

“..I’ve always wondered how we came to be OK with ‘… he’s just not gonna play hard today,’ and that was OK. We’ve come a long way, especially in this city as devoted and as much as the Red Sox mean to people, the fact that you could have a Dustin Pedroia, a Jason Varitek, someone who would bleed and literally play his nine breaths to make an out or get a hit or win a game, and have somebody at the other end of the spectrum from a committed standpoint, you know these players love the uniform, love the fans, and believe in Red Sox and what it means to be a part of this and then you have guys who really don’t give a [expletive].” -- 7.31.08, Curt Schilling chimes in on Manny

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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