Sox reportedly will give Manny share
Players decide to award slugger two-thirds of full playoff amount
ST. PETERSBURG -- Enigmatic slugger Manny Ramirez spent 109 games with the Red Sox this season before his July 31 trade to the Dodgers. That equates to him spending slightly more than two-thirds of the regular season in Boston.
And according to the Boston Herald, that's the logic Ramirez's former teammates used in deciding to vote him a two-thirds playoff share after holding several meetings on the matter in late September.
It is common practice for teams to give partial playoff shares to players who don't spend the entire season with the team.
Only players who spent the entire season with the Red Sox were allowed to vote. The Herald reported that there was some debate about the matter before finally settling on a figure for Ramirez, who hit .299 with 20 homers and 68 RBIs before the trade.
Interestingly, in 2004, the Red Sox gave Nomar Garciaparra a three-quarters share, and he was traded on the same date -- July 31 -- to the Cubs.
The Herald added that Jason Bay -- the player the Red Sox acquired for Ramirez -- was voted more than a one-third share, meaning that he likely received anywhere from one-half to a three-quarters share.
Ramirez, who earned $20 million this season, will also get some type of share from the Dodgers, who were bounced by the Phillies in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.
When the Red Sox won the World Series last year, a full share was $308,235.75 -- based on the fact that the players had a pool of $18.9 million.
The Red Sox trail the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, in the American League Championship Series. Game 6 will take place Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.