Manny to the Dodgers, Jason Bay to the Red Sox.
The deal doesn’t look too bad. Bay is under contract for 2009 (at $8m) so the Sox lose Moss, Hansen, and a few points of OPS, but save around $10 million (vs. keeping Manny and exercising the option) and a lot of headaches. Decent defensive upgrade in left, also.
I’m sad to see Manny go, but it had to be done.