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Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

Posted on: August 23, 2010 8:32 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2010 12:22 am
 
Manny Ramirez Manny Ramirez hasn't been put through waivers yet, according to multiple reports, but he will be put on waivers soon.

After that happens, there are two interesting questions:

1. Will he be claimed?

2. If not, would the Dodgers release him?

Ramirez, despite all his well-chronicled deficiencies and idiosyncrasies, can still flat-out hit. At 38, he's hitting .312/.404/.508 with eight homers and 39 RBI in 223 plate appearances.

While at first glance, acquiring someone making $20 million this season would seem cost-prohibitive. However, his base salary is only $5 million and any team that acquired him would owe roughly $1.1 million for the rest of the season and then part of the remaining three deferred payments for the remainder of his salary. That could be roughly $3.3 million, give or take.

So who would be interested? He'd be a perfect fit back in the American League for any team searching for some extra pop down the stretch -- think the Rays, White Sox or maybe even the Rangers or Yankees.
 
However, he's available to National League teams first -- could a team like the Braves or Padres take a chance on him and make him a high-priced pinch hitter?

A National League executive tells CBSSports.com that he expects Ramirez to be claimed by an American League team. Another big league source expects Ramirez to clear waivers, but then have a trade work out, noting the $4 million pricetag for one month of a designated hitter as being just too much to handle. If Ramirez is claimed as a blocking move, the Dodgers would likely let the claiming team just have him -- but that comes with one big if.

Ramirez has a full no-trade clause. If he's claimed, he can still block a move. If clears waivers, would the Dodgers just release him? He's no longer the draw he once was and the Dodgers aren't doing anything but playing out the string. It's certainly possible, but it's unlikely he'd be out of a job too long.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2010 1:11 pm
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

The Phils will get him AND bring back Pedro!  ha ha



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2010 12:28 pm
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

Manny Ramirez to the White Sox makes sense.  Kenny Williams is certainly aggressive enough to pull off such a deal and not afraid to take chances. 

I have a feeling Manny will be a smash with the White Sox.  I can see Ozzie Guillen lighting a fire under his keister and getting Manny to be more focused (ala Alex Rios) and less... well, Manny.

I know the Red Sox desperately need outfield help, but I really can't envision them even attempting to bring back Manny.  I'm pretty sure the organization has not only closed the door on Ramirez, they've changed the locks and bolted it shut.




Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2010 11:38 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

I am a white sox fan and I would take manny in a second.  Its only for a month... he's not going to feud with ozzie in a month..... the only thing he would do is RAKE



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2010 8:33 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

I could definitely see the White Sox grab Manny. They have lost so many 1-run ballgames, and left so many men in scoring position, they could use a timely hit now and then. Manny could be a cancer in the clubhouse, but he would initially be welcomed in Chicago and expected to save the day.

Manny vs. Ozzie will be epic. You know they will lock horns. Manny makes $20 million. Ozzie makes a fraction of that. Manny will work all the angles.



Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2010 5:44 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

THOSE SPELLING ERRORS ARE TRUE, BUT YOU MY FRIEND JUST REVEALED TO EVERYONE THAT YOU ARE A GEEK!




Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 5:30 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

The rays organization is above Manny.  Mark my words he will not go there.  NO CHANCE.  Reasons mentioned in above post.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 5:28 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

I keep hearing talk about how either the rays or white sox want him.  Why would the rays want him?  He's older, slow, a horrible fielder, and a cancer.  They are arguably the best team in baseball, he would only bring them down.  I hope he goes to the sox, because that would end their chances of catching the twins.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2010 3:55 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

  The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly claimed OF Manny Ramirez from the Los Angeles Dodgers at 2:20 A.M.  A trade is in the works that will likely send 2B/OF Skip Schumaker and OF Randy Winn to the Dodgers.  The Cardinals will likely owe Ramirez around 3 million for the remainder of the season and are very unlikely to sign him in the off-season.   Anyone who is taking any of this seriously is a DOPE!!!!!  Sorry guys, had to do it!!!! 



      
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Since: Apr 10, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2010 2:58 am
 

Are Manny's Dodger days numbered?

You forgot to capitalize the "A" at the beginning of your sentence.Just jokin' with ya.Smile


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