Trade for a manager? It's happened five times before

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Trade for a manager? It's happened five times before

How rare is it for a team to trade for a new manager?
The Red Sox-Blue Jays "swap" of Mike Aviles for John Farrell (with David Carpenter thrown in to make it all legal) is the sixth time its happened in baseball history. The other five:
In September, 2011, the Marlins acquired manager Ozzie Guillen and right-hander Ricardo Andres from the White Sox for right-hander Jhan Marinez and infielder Ozzie Martinez.
In October, 2002, the Rays acquired manager Lou Piniella and infielder Antonio Perez from the Mariners for outfielder Randy Winn.
In November, 1976, the Pirates acquired Chuck Tanner and cash from the A'd for catcher Manny Sanguillen. (Player-for-non-player swaps were not against MLB rules then.)
In November, 1967, the Mets acquired manager Gil Hodges from the Senators for right-hander Bill Denehy and cash.
And during the 1960 season, the Tigers and Indians actually traded managers. Cleveland sent Joe Gordon to Detroit for Jimmy Dykes.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.