According to Fox and ESPN, the deal for Manny Ramirez may be dead due to Pittsburgh wanting more for Jason Bay. However, like Ken Rosenthal said, these deals have a tendancy to revive themselves in a hurry. Maybe the Marlins and the Red Sox will drop Pittsburgh from the discussion? I don’t think that this deal is totally “dead”, but Pittsburgh’s greed may be an insurmountable obstacle, and if they require another team to make the deal work then there may be not enough time to replace Pittsburgh. Frankly, even though I’m not in love with this trade, Pittsburgh is being greedy. Hermida and a prospect or two is a very fair return on Jason Bay. They would be the team that benefited the most from this deal, if they want to be stupid, fine by me.
As usual, stay tuned. We have 1:28 to go until the deadline.