Nashua Pride Propose Trade for Boston Red Sox Manny Ramirez

July 31, 2008 - Canadian American League (Can-Am) - American Defenders of New Hampshire News Release

(Nashua, N.H., July 31, 2008) Nashua Pride officials have offered the Boston Red Sox a trade proposal for left fielder Manny Ramirez.

The Pride offer Ramirez a contract worth $3000 a month and a host family, if desired, for the remainder of the 2008 season. The Pride also promises the 2004 World Series MVP not to pick up his option for 2009 and will allow him to become a free agent at the end of the season.

"Nashua is a place where Manny can keep the fans he loves and help the Pride contend for another championship," Pride General Manager Chris Hall said. "The Red Sox would be receiving a proven major leaguer and our top hitter, while Manny would receive the playing time and relief he is looking for. Every body wins if we can make this happen."

Nashua is offering first baseman Bryan Duplissie, who leads the Canadian-American League in home runs (12) and doubles (23), while also leading the Nashua Pride with a .315 batting average, 76 hits, and 43 RBI in 62 games played. Duplissie is coming off of a 2007 season in which he blasted 17 home runs and knocked in 59 RBI.

Also included in the deal is former Red Sox reliever Rich "El Guapo" Garces. Garces is 1-0 this season for the Pride with a 3.45 ERA out of the bullpen. El Guapo is coming off of a terrific season in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, in which he was named the VPBL Reliever of the year for the second straight season. Garces spent his best major league seasons with the Red Sox in 1999 and 2000 when he accumulated a combined 13-2 record and 2.40 ERA with 3 saves and 102 strike outs.

The Nashua Pride Professional Baseball Club, in its 11th season, provides a fun, affordable, community-based and fan-friendly source of sports entertainment. The 2007 Can-Am League Champions is participating in its third year of play in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball.

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