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White Sox may or may not be nearing deal for Manny

Aug 25, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

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Do with this what you will.

Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times published a report moments ago that contains quite a misleading headline.  “White Sox close to obtaining Manny Ramirez from Los Angeles Dodgers,” it reads, but the actual article simply gives a rundown of the current situation — a situation that we’re all plenty familiar with.

Manny has been placed on waivers.  The White Sox are interested.  The Dodgers have been scouting players in the White Sox’s farm system.

We get it, and nobody would be surprised if the 38-year-old Ramirez lands on the south side of Chicago before this week is through.  But there doesn’t seem to be any sort of breaking news at this time, at least not from Ginnetti and Co. at the Sun-Times.

Manny is batting .306/.396/.497 with eight home runs and 39 RBI over 193 at-bats this season and would likely serve as the White Sox’s everyday designated hitter if a deal is pulled off. 

For what it’s worth — and, mind you, it’s probably not worth much — Ramirez is a .338/.448/.601 hitter over 261 plate appearances in the cozy confines of Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field.

  1. Jess_Ball - Aug 26, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Message to Chi-Sox fans. The Milwaukee Brewers have done a decent job playing spoiler, in my opinion. Manny is my favorite player, and, while it is tough not to remain biased after our 5-4 (4-5) loss to L.A., Manny did not receive any cheap ones to hit when he scorched those 2 doubles. The one he got off of McClendon clearly indicates he is seeing the ball!
    I’d love to see Manny on the White Sox, and the 90-mile drive would be convenient. So I’m just hoping the NL doesn’t make some wacky move to block you guys! On the flip side, it’s pretty amusing to read what those L.A. Times had to say after Manny made a statement. “Uhhh… maybe we should keep him.” They didn’t bother to wait even 6 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Please get Manny! My Brewers aren’t in the picture, and I want to cheer you and my favorite slugger on when the leaves are crunchy. P.S. How the heck did the Trib. make that mistake with the Sox/waiver-claim bit? They need to brush up, a bit.

  2. Dwight Evans Mustache - Aug 26, 2010 at 4:39 AM

    No offense, but what’s the point of this story? All 29 teams may or may not be nearing a deal for Manny.

  3. Joe - Aug 26, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Dewey, in case you haven’t noticed, about half of this blog consists of speculative posts. The point is to play “what if” and form an opinion as to whether it would make sense for the White Sox to trade for Manny.

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