Sorry Jbones, I would vote for Pudge too. He did it out of greed (more money, less chance to win), but I must admit that him going to the Tigers has momentarily turned that franchise around. Rondell White has been good, but the pitching is what is much improved, so you have to give Pudge the credit for the turnaround.
I like Vlad better than Manny because Vlad lost Garrett, Erstad, Salmon, Glaus, Eckstein for a little while and Colon has pitched like crap. He's the only guy on the team with a possible exception of Guillen who's doing anything.
Manny is missing Nomar and Trot, yes but he still has great players like Ortiz and Damon around him and his pitching also keeps Boston in games. Vlad has taken a team decimated by injury and made them one of, if not the best team in the AL right now.