Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The game is secondary again

Aaron Cook and Zach Duke take the mound tonight in a game that will be secondary over the focus on Jason Bay, as talks between the Pirates and Rays seem awfully serious. I don't have a lot to add about the game, but I will say this: if Huntington isn't getting the offer he wants from the Rays, he should be waiting to see if the Sox pull the trigger on a Manny Ramirez trade. If they do and are suddenly in the market for a corner outfielder, we can write our own check for Bay, likely to either Tampa or Boston. Just something to think about.

UPDATE: I know it's just the guys, but seeing what I wrote above, this is worth a look. The rumor is a Pirates/Marlins/Red Sox three way trade that would include Hermida coming our way. The players aren't important. What's important is that Huntington is working every angle of this Bay trade and it sure seems like he knows what he's doing. If you're looking for more sources on this one, Will Carroll is in on it as well.