Originally posted by Big BadIf Manny is dealt, who does Boston get to plug the hole in the outfield? Anaheim won't deal Garret Anderson, even for Nomar.
They can either pick up a first baseman and slide Millar into left (this might make Mike Greenwell look good in comparison), or they pick up an outfielder once the non-tenders hit the market after December 20th. I'd like to be the first though to throw the name of Ellis Burks into the left field/DH equation for Boston should Manny get shipped out of town.
In a way I can't blame the Nationals, since the only way they'll get big-name free agents to come to Washington is to overpay. They certainly can't attract them based on the franchise's long history of winning.