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Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:13 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Could Manny Ramirez be headed back to the AL East? According to a report from ESPN Deportes (via Hardball Talk), the controversial slugger will soon hit in a batting cage for scouts from the Blue Jays and Orioles in Miami. He will be having a workout later this month for any interested clubs, so this might be a sign the Jays and O's are more serious than others.

Ramirez will have to serve a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance last season -- before he retired it was set to be 100 games, but since he sat out basically all of last season it's been reduced to 50 -- before hitting the diamond.

Also, Ramirez isn't exactly young. He'll turn 40 before his 50-game suspension is completed.

When he's motivated and not suspended, Ramirez can probably still hit the ball. He was one of the best right-handed hitters of all-time for a long stretch. His career line of .312/.411/.585 with 555 home runs and 1,831 RBI would certainly be a lock to get him into the Hall of Fame had he not tested positive for PEDs twice.

He does have a history of "Manny Being Manny," well, everywhere, but one of his best moments of tomfoolery came in Camden Yards. See below.



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Comments

Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 7:33 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

He will last 1 month maybe 2 in to the season and the team that picks him up will let him go for lack of production .



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 6:53 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

It's a shame that any major league ball club would even remotely want there name attached to anything that has to do with Manny Ramirez. He is an embarrasment to baseball, a black hole, a cancer. Take away his postive tests for PED's and look at the fact that he admittedly quit on Boston so that they would be forced to trade him. His actions are unexcusable, so for any organization to show any interest in him shows how desperate some teams are. If any team were to sign him they deserve exactly what they get - dissapointment.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 6:33 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

Come on Os. Really? WTF



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 6:06 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

If the Jays are really interested in Ramirez (which I doubt) AA needs to go to AA meetings. I liked the moves he has done so far but this would be a dumb one. I remember the Frank Thomas experiment(a player past his prime), and that didn't work out well for the Jays. 



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:13 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

There is dumb. Then there is stupid. Then there is retarded.

Then


There there are these two. Toronto the quenns of mediocrity: 10 years of 500 baseball, interrupted once by 400 ball. Baltimore..did not even know they still had professional ball team.


Oh the irony!



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:11 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

AA asks about every player in trades, makes sense that he will view every player avaliable on the Free Agent market

exactly.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

I'm sorry, the Jays? I get the Orioles, their just plain dumb. But what is AA thinking? You don't get Darvish so the next logical move is Manny? I thought they were looking toward the future, not as in future steroid user's but winning without having any major distractions. They bring in a somewhat headcase in Escobar and Lawrie, but they are young and can be molded still. Manny is just plain Moldy himself. Bad News'a coming in the T.O if this comes to fruition. What about Prince? We need a first baseman. Sure we have Lind, but he is more suited as an everyday player at DH/OF and occassionaly 1st when needed. If your not going to spend in on a player under 30 AA, don't bother spending it at all.

I highly doubt the Jays are going to be players on Manny. I actually doubt anyone will be. I'm sure this is just due dilligence.

BTW, why do you think Lind is better suited to DH/OF? If he's going to play in the field he actually plays a very good first base. The problem with Lind is he can't hit. If we sign Fielder Lind moves to the bench not to LF or DH.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:06 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

AA asks about every player in trades, makes sense that he will view every player avaliable on the Free Agent market.





Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

Why would anyone want to deal with this 3 time loser.



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Report: Orioles, Jays to look at Manny Ramirez

I'm sorry, the Jays? I get the Orioles, their just plain dumb. But what is AA thinking? You don't get Darvish so the next logical move is Manny? I thought they were looking toward the future, not as in future steroid user's but winning without having any major distractions. They bring in a somewhat headcase in Escobar and Lawrie, but they are young and can be molded still. Manny is just plain Moldy himself. Bad News'a coming in the T.O if this comes to fruition. What about Prince? We need a first baseman. Sure we have Lind, but he is more suited as an everyday player at DH/OF and occassionaly 1st when needed. If your not going to spend in on a player under 30 AA, don't bother spending it at all.


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