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Angels not signing Manny

Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:15 am

In an example of what a house of cards the mile-a-minute modern news world is, one prankster using a fake Twitter account managed to disseminate a rumor Sunday night that the Angels were about to sign Manny Ramirez.

Several news organizations, including the Toronto Star, ran with the item posted on Twitter by someone faking the identity of an ESPN reporter. But it's not true -- at least not now. The Angels have been mentioned as having interest in Ramirez, but he doesn't seem like a great fit there.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 2:46 pm

Angels not signing Manny

I don't know that we'll see Manny sign anywhere. There is really only one question to ask on the topic: How much money will Manny Ramirez play for? We all know that no team in the MLB is going to overpay for him, he's the baseball equivalent to Allen Iverson. The difference being that Iverson was unwilling to accept that he wasn't in demand anymore, and didn't want a diminished role with a team. Manny could easily be a contributor to teams like the Blue Jays, Rays, and maybe a few other teams, but he may have a hard time swallowing a small contract with performance incentives, and the possibility of not playing every day.

There is no question Manny still has the talent to be a major league hitter, it's just a matter of seeing how much his ego affects contract discussions. If he really wants to play this season, there will be contract offers for him, it's just a matter of what he decides. Money isn't really any issue for him as he's still owed a pile of deferred payments from the Dodgers & and Red Sox. It'll be interesting.....

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:58 pm

Angels not signing Manny


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