There are two main obstacles that could prevent this magical feat. The first is David Ortiz. If Papi starts clearing the bases in front of Manny the RBI opportunities will obviously diminish. The second obstacle is Manny himself. I have commented on how Manny seems more dedicated than ever this year. He is concerned with his legacy as a player and is trying to do everything he can to get into the hall including padding his stats. However, any Red Sox fan can tell you Manny's attitude can change on a dime for no good reason. In August, he may want a month off and fake a toe knuckle injury. You just don't know with this guy.
Personally, I hope he does it. It is entirely possible for Manny to finish with 46-148-.340. Now that's a great season and with a little luck that could be worthy of a Triple Crown. I want Manny to do it, if for no other reason than it would be cool to see. Of course he is a clown, but people sometimes forget what a monster at the plate this guy can be when he wants to be.