Would You: Bay for Manny?

According to various reports, both the White Sox and Angels were working on a deal with the Dodgers for Manny Ramirez.

Ramirez has put up strong offensive numbers, but has been shackled with injuries most of the year. The Dodgers seem to be doing just fine without him, and though aren’t actively shopping him, they could be open to moving him.

That said, if the opportunity presented itself, would you trade Jason Bay for Manny Ramirez?

Manny is currently on the DL — as is Bay — and his contract is up at the end of the year. Bay has three more years plus an easily obtainable option left — about $60M in value. Considering their financial issues, I doubt very highly that the Dodgers would be interested in Bay, but let’s just pretend that finances weren’t an issue for Los Angeles and they would be amenable to a deal — would you do it?

Why or why not? Answer in the comments.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Jesse Owen July 31, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Yes I would do that trade if Manny expresses an interest in staying with the Mets. Manny has enough power to hit the ball out of city field.
  2. Jesse Owen July 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    I also want to make a trade for Ichiro Suzuki for Pagan and Francour or Carter