This year’s July 31 trading deadline won’t just mark the final day this season Dave Dombrowski can add a piece to this Red Sox juggernaut without said piece having to first clear waivers.
It also marks an anniversary of note. It will be 10 years since the Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers.
Hard to believe it’s been that long. Manny, Pedro Martinez, and David Ortiz formed an impossibly charismatic, sometimes complicated, always compelling trio of true superstars. I don’t think we’ll ever see anything like the three of them in unison again, and certainly not playing for anything like the Curse-thwarting stakes they did then.