01 August 2008
It’s the end of “Manny being Manny” in Boston. Apparently the whole team agreed…
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.”