That spoiled an opportunity for the Red Sox to acquire J.D. Drew, Newsday reported, because Boston was only planning on forking over $2 million to unload Ramirez's contract.
Report: Ramirez-to-Mets deal collapsed
According to the newspaper, Red Sox brass appeared confident they were coming close to completing the deal, but were stunned at the last minute when Minaya decided he needed an additional $12 million to close the trade.
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