BoSox Could Be All-Ego TeamHuh. Who knew Manny had a colossal ego?
The Boston Red Sox may soon need to enlarge their clubhouse. It might be the only way to squeeze the colossal egos of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez into one room.
Don't laugh. The Sox seriously would like to sign both Bonds and Clemens ASAP.
York repeats what he heard from "a BoSox source" -- the club thinks it would be "quite appealing" about having Bonds and Clemens together in Fenway. "Money isn't a concern for us," said the source. "We'll pay the luxury tax if need be. ... These guys are volatile and moody, but they'd give us an edge, even at their age."
Supposedly, Bonds would alternate between DH and left field and Ramirez would switch over to right on some days.
I can't find a link to the online version of this column and none of the Boston papers have anything. ... John Henry has said he'd like to sign Clemens, but I don't put much stock in York's report. I'm passing it along.
Update: I have found another writer who is trying to sell the Bonds/Sox angle: our old friend Murray Chass. A few days ago, Chass wrote:
Six weeks after they agreed to terms on new contracts, Barry Bonds and J. D. Drew remain unsigned. Bonds hasn’t signed with the Giants; Drew hasn’t signed with the Red Sox. That prompts a thought. If both contracts were to fall through, the Red Sox could sign Bonds to play left field and move Manny Ramírez back to his original position in right.Thanks to Seth Mnookin, who rightly calls this "perhaps the all-time most idiotic idea ever". Seth has also solicited, and has put up on his blog, some of Chass's email to his readers. Good for a laugh.