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White Sox claim Manny off waivers

Posted on: August 27, 2010 2:51 pm
Edited on: August 27, 2010 3:05 pm

Let the negotiations between the White Sox and Dodgers begin.

The White Sox, according to sources, won the waiver claim of one-time slugger, full-time diva Manny Ramirez on Friday and will have until Tuesday afternoon to broker a deal with the Dodgers.

AL West leader Texas, ultra-aggressive all summer, also put in a claim for Ramirez, according to sources with knowledge of the process. But because the White Sox's record is worse, Chicago was awarded the claim.

The Sox have been sending signals of their interest in Ramirez for nearly a month, starting with a phone call to Los Angeles in the hours leading up to the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline. The Dodgers and White Sox engaged in conversations that day but a potential deal was too complicated to finish before the deadline.

Now, the Sox and Dodgers appear poised to pick up those discussions where they left off then. Despite reports to the contrary, the two clubs have not held trade discussions centering on Ramirez since July 31, one source with knowledge of the talks reiterated to on Friday.

During the talks on July 31, the Dodgers were determined not to simply dump Ramirez, that they would acquire some sort of value in exchange for him. That thinking remains the same. And adding intrigue to the situation is that the Dodgers now are coming off of a sweep of Milwaukee and have climbed back to within five games of San Francisco in the NL wild-card race.

There do, however, remain four teams ahead of the Dodgers: The Giants, Phillies, Cardinals and Rockies. But the point is, the Dodgers are close enough that the last thing they will want is to send off signals that they are waving a white flag.

Ramirez is owed roughly $4.3 million for the rest of the season. The expected course of action, if the Dodgers do deal him, is that they and the White Sox would reach an agreement on players, and the Dodgers would cover some -- but not all -- of Ramirez's remaining 2010 salary.

Ramirez has been on the disabled list three times this season, twice (and most recently) for a right calf strain. He's hitting .313 with eight homers and 40 RBI in 64 games and has not homered over his past 48 at-bats. The two doubles he collected Wednesday in Milwaukee were his first hits since June 28.

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Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2010 6:32 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

Congrats Scott Boras!

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2010 11:53 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

kenny williams final move will be as the occupant of a pine box...the same as the rest of us

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2010 10:49 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

We all know a motivated Manny will hit. He is having a down year and still would be 2nd among regulars in OPS on the White Sox behind Konerko. A lineup of: Pierre, Vizquel, Rios, Konerko, Manny, Quentin, AJP, Alexei Ramirez, Beckham is not a bad lineup.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2010 9:50 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

As a Sox fan(white), I hate the thought of this disrespectful joke coming to town. More on the stock reference, he's a declining stock without it's one-time brilliant CEO in charge, PED's.

Our offense is fine. Our bullpen is a mess. So we add a one-dimensional hitter. HUH KENNY???? And he disrespects the game. Maybe the thinking is this c$@& sucker can keep the media away from the crap Joe Cowley writes daily about Oz/Kenny.

I love Baseball, sadly more than Manny Ramirez, who's stolen hundreds of millions cheating it.

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2010 9:17 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

Slammin....I guess you hate the Red Sox. And thank you for digging up one of the very few moves that hasn't worked out for Theo Epstein. Cameron is one and Gagne is another. Not many more if any. He has been rather a genius as far as GMs go.

As far as Manny....everyone in the Windy city can hope "it will be different for them". I guess it's like a really bad stock. It keeps falling and everyone hopes they are buying in at the bottom. My guess is it just doesn't get any better. He'll be more of a distraction than a help.

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2010 6:56 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

Uhhhhhhhh, wouldn't it have been easier to re-sign Thome last offseason? I would can Kenny before Ozzie. The fact that Ozzie Guillen has the White Sox in the mix with their talent pool is impressive. This move might be Kenny Williams last.

Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2010 6:31 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

Manny looks broken down he gets hurt rounding the bases and looks terrible in the OF. Maybe DH is the best thing for him now in his career.

Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2010 5:27 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

dude you stupid.  Manny will NOT be in the field he will be a DH.  Ever heard of it?  That's when you just get paid to HIT. 

and it certainlt is better than Jones, Quentin or Kotsay who all can't even hit their own weight.  I'd trade all 3 of those tools right now for Manny the rest of his career to be a DH.  Jones, Quentin and Kotsay are GARBAGE!

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2010 5:26 pm

White Sox claim Manny off waivers

Hahaha I agree. I remember that same article and how stupid I thought it was because they're not the ones who had been watching Manny dog it on the field every day for 8 years.

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