Buster Onley must be a busy man as he is reporting that the Boston Red Sox and the Florida Marlins are discussing a trade. As I thought about possible teams who could be interested in the slugging leftfielder last night the Marlins began to make the most sense to me, this is before I heard of this rumor. They are stocked with prospects which would make the Red Sox happy, they also are in the race as they still have a shot at the division. This would be a Marlins type move as they would be going for it and then let Manny go at the end of the year and take the two draft picks that come with it. They would clearly need the Sox to pick up a lot of the salary as he makes nearly 1/3 of the teams total payroll. The rumor has either a three way deal with the Pirates and Sox getting Jason Bay or the Sox getting the two top prospects from Florida.
Do I think this will be done? No but it is something to watch as tomorrow's deadline approaches, as there is a growing feeling that this could get done. As a Yankee fan, I can only hope that this gets done.
UPDATE: My friend Jon just informed of this article at baseball prospectus. Wow it sounds like this is actually going to get done.