Fantasy spin: Griffey's value should increase a hair as he'll be joining a slightly better lineup but should be rejuvenated. He's worth a claim in AL-only leagues, but wait to see what happens with the Manny Ramirez before putting in a claim.
Manny update: Ramirez has waived his no-trade clause as a possible three-way deal between the Red Sox/Marlins/Pirates heats up. The early buzz has Manny going to the Marlins, Jeremy Hermida going to Pittsburgh and Jason Bay to the Red Sox. Boston would also pick up all of Manny's salary.
The deal seems to be hinging on prospects and/or other complimentary players in the deal. Everyone is weighing in their opinion on whether or not this deal will get done. My gut says that Boston wants to do whatever it takes to wash their hands of Ramirez, who vocalized earlier today he wanted out. The problem is that about one of every 10 rumored three-way deals every comes to fruition. They're just too complicated.