Was Manny being traded. Jason Bay is a nice hitter and all and is for sure a more complete baseball player and in the long run will be of great value to the Red Sox but not having Manny in the lineup that was really struggling minus a miracle and some good fortune. I am not going to lie I am all for Manny being Manny and I blame Boris more for Manny being an arrogant, club house cancer. I think the Red Sox need to seriously acquire a big time bat this off season and I know this is taboo but I am sick of all this keep Varitek because he is so good for the staff b.s. Pitchers are paid to win games and sure Varitek has some influence on that but when a guy is hitting .220 his value as a catcher (with a poor arm) is minimal at best. I am not sure there are better options but if there is send VTek to the curb.