There is a growing sense that the Manny Ramirez trade is dead in the water, with one report claiming the three-team deal was nixed because of monetary demands made by the Marlins. Nothing yet is official, but it looks like Manny-to-Miami had a lifespan of 24 hours.
Or perhaps not. The Boston Globe is reporting that talks are continuing and could go down to the 4 p.m. deadline. Also reported: Manny is spending the day shopping in Boston.
The Marlins picked up veteran lefty reliever Arthur Rhodes for minor-league pitcher Gaby Hernandez, and the Marlins may still be in talks to obtain a catcher as the 4 p.m. trade deadline nears. But the blockbuster trade that has consumed everyone in South Florida, Pittsburgh and Boston for the past 24 hours is looking more than iffy.
The Marlins returned reliever Taylor Tankersley to Albuquerque following last night's game in order to make room for pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who takes the hill tonight against the Rockies. They'll need to carve out one more spot -- Mark Hendrickson? -- to make room for Rhodes when he shows up, probably Friday.