Matthias wrote:Yoda wrote:
Useless to argue further. The guy doesn't understand that no one in his right mind would ever consider trading a 22-23 year old prospects making $300k for a 32 year old with a $60M price tag.
The only way Manny will be traded is if another team is looking to dump salary. I'm pretty sure his contract is backloaded also which means in today's market, the chances of Manny going anywhere for anyone is zero to none unless the Sox decide to pay him to play for another team. But since he is still performing at a high level, it's probably best for them to keep him rather than get rid of him.
noone ever accused anybody in baseball, and particularly owners, and of those particularly george steinbrenner, of being in their right mind. look at the chuck knoblauch trade: at the time, the 33rd highest-paid player in baseball. and given up, some touted prospects who, have faded a bit, but did have their moments in the sun. far longer than knobbie did, anyways.
and you said it yourself, since manny's still performing at a high level, it's best for them to keep him. exactly. my. point. they're not going to dump him for some shmuck.
but his contract is not backloaded: it's frontloaded. his salary is going to go down. maybe i should stop posting to those who are ill-informed.
You are still missing the point. The Sox CAN'T trade him even if they wanted to due to his contract. That makes him worthless in the eyes of 29 other teams.