Source: Washington Post
Ramirez's willingness makes it more likely the teams can make a deal. Obviously, there are other issues involved, such as whether Baltimore would want to trade Tejada to a team in its division, and how much money the Red Sox would offer. One Baltimore official said the team would want a considerable amount of money from Boston to offset the difference in annual salaries, and another player, possibly pitcher Bronson Arroyo.
I'm surprised that Ramirez would (reportedly) so eagerly accept a deal to Baltimore. Adding Arroyo does little for me, even though he was named after Charles Bronson, because he was pretty lame this year.
Of the two, Prior is obviously far more desirable. Wood and Cabrera on the same team would give me a headache, plus I don't want to deal with Kerry's arm.
Are these jokers aware that we finish in fourth place every year? Maybe THAT'S the problem.
"Believe it or not," Mora said on Friday, "if they don't trade Tejada, he's still going to play hard."
I really am humored by the role Melvin Mora is playing in all of this.