I’m hearing that a multi-team deal involving Jason Bay and the Florida Marlins is in the “final stages.” This could involve the previously in-place dealings involving Manny Ramirez as reported by BP’s John Perrotto. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com thinks that Bay could end up in Boston, Jeremy Hermida in Pittsburgh, and prospects flying every which way. My sources agree, though I will update these as details become clearer.
UPDATE (9.19p): Mike Jacobs has been pulled from the Marlins lineup. It’s not clear why, though Jacobs was mentioned in discussions for Bengie Molina. Multiple sources continue to tell me that discussions between all three teams (Marlines, Red Sox, and Pirates) are ongoing and have involved ownership at various times.