…if not the Boston Red Sox. From ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas.

“There will be no trade, I’m staying in Boston, where I’m familiar with the system and where I have a lot of friends, especially David Ortiz,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com while in Miami on personal business.

The MVP of the 2004 World Series thinks Boston may still try to trade him, but Ramirez has the right to veto any deal and wants to stay in the American League. “I know the American League system. That’s one reason I don’t want to go to the National League,” he said. “I also want to play for a contender, and I think with Boston I’m assured of that.”

God bless Manny, he clearly hasn’t been reading the newspapers this winter.