No, I said MANNY Ramirez!!!!
This is a bad dream, right? I mean, one night, we're hearing some buzzings about the M's being involved in the Manny Ramirez trade talks. Of course, it turns out that Theo wants the sun, moon, stars, and three nearby galaxies for Manny, and the M's are smart enough to shy away. So, instead, still wanting to have SOMEone named Ramirez on the roster, perhaps to appease some casual season ticket holders, Bill Bavasi goes and trades Rafael Soriano for Horacio Ramirez - a lefty starter from the Braves.
Two years ago, I made mention of a rally in front of Safeco Field. Two weeks after that, the M's signed Adrian Beltre (and, mind you, Richie Sexson).
Let's hope Bill pulls something similar out of his ass. This current move is the laughing stock of baseball right now, and doesn't even really make sense from a historical Bavasi-head-scratcher-move perspective. To quote from the timeless, yet currently timely, classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" this move is the Charlie Browniest.