Wow, that’s harsh

It’s the end of “Manny being Manny” in Boston. Apparently the whole team agreed…

Theo’s initial comments – Extra Bases – Red Sox blog

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is addressing the media concerning yesterday’s trade of Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers.

“I think it puts us in a good position going forward from a baseball standpoint, and also from the position of standing for something as an organization,” said Epstein. The Red Sox GM said that the team held a meeting with the 25 players on the roster before trading Ramirez, and that the Red Sox now “feel like a team for the first time in a while.”

“There was an environment that was not conducive to winning surrounding this club,” said Epstein. “We wanted to change that if we could. We also wanted to make a good baseball trade.”