Jivedude wrote:Yes but if you hang on to him for a couple of years then thats a couple years less that he has on that huge contract. He'll be making $20 million the next two years but only $19 million in '06 and $18 million in '07. Maybe by then things will change and someone will be interested in him.
Even supposing he were in the last year of his contract, it would mean that a contender would be paying $10 mil to get Manny for half a season. I highly doubt anyone would do that unless the Sox/Rangers picked up a lot of the money.
In any case, I still say the "you can trade Manny later" idea is mostly infeasible.