Trade Talk- Griffey To White Sox, Manny To Marlins

Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox have a deal in place to move Ken Griffey Jr. to the White Sox pending his approval. He’s got a no trade clause and 10-5 protection, so he must approve the deal. We don’t know what the Reds are getting in return for him.

It’ll be interesting to see if Junior finally approves a trade. The Reds have been trying to move him for years but he’s always turned down the deals, including to the Mets.

Jon Heyman is reporting at SI that a three team deal is in the works for Manny Ramirez to go to the Florida Marlins, Jason Bay to the Boston Red Sox, and prospects plus Jeremy Hermida to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The details haven’t been finalized yet though.

Manny Ramirez has 10-5 protection and has to approve any trade. I’m sure he’ll want something from the Marlins. He may want his two option years picked up at $20 million each, or he may want an assurance that they won’t be picked up so he can become a free agent at the end of this season. Who knows with him?

Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.