Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pirates acquire Brett Favre, send Jason Bay to Red Sox in three-team deal

Okay, so not so much. Favre doesn't really fill a need for the Bucs, but that doesn't necessarily preclude them from trading for him.

The scuttlebutt now, according to various internet sources:

The Pirates are involved in working on a three-team deal that would send Jason Bay to Boston, Manny Ramirez to the Marlins and a heapin' mess of prospects right here to Pittsburgh. The Bucs could wind up with Jed Lowrie, Mike Stanton, maybe a pitcher. Right now, it appears the commissioner's office has been notified of the deal, but the prospects changing hands remain the lone aspect still to be determined. Will Carroll at Baseball Prospectus breaks it down as follows:

    Marlins get Manny Ramirez, one prospect (Red Sox), and cash (likely covering Ramirez’s remaining salary)

    Pirates get Jeremy Hermida and three prospects (two Marlins, one Red Sox)

    Red Sox get Jason Bay and John Grabow

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