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Manny hires agent Scott Boras

Crap. Crap, crap, crap!

This is a lot of crap:

Manny Ramirez spoke to reporters about his contractual situation Thursday, but when he did he failed to mention one new revelation: Ramirez is switching agents and has hired Scott Boras, a friend of Ramirez's told

Red Sox GM Theo Epstein acknowledged by email that he's been informed of the change by Ramirez within the past few days.


It isn't known how the insertion of Boras in the equation might affect Ramirez's chances to stay in Boston. While Boras is famous for procuring many of the biggest free-agent contracts ever, he has a solid working relationship with the world champion Red Sox, who employ several of his clients, including Daisuke Matsuzaka, J.D. Drew, Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury, Julian Tavarez and Alex Cora.

Manny hiring Boras says one thing: he wants his money. Maybe that means $20 million for the next two seasons with Boston. Maybe Boras will tell him he could get more money elsewhere. We'll have to see how it all plays out but remember that the Red Sox hold the options; it's not Manny or Boras's choice.

Thoughts, Red Sox Nation?