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UPDATE: Manny deal done. But he won't be in the White Sox lineup tonight

Aug 30, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

UPDATE: I guess I jumped the gun earlier when I said that the Manny-to-the-White Sox thing was a done deal as a straight waiver claim, because it’s only within the last few minutes that all of the reputable reporters are saying it’s confirmed. Maybe I dreamed it all.

Also, Nightengale has now backtracked from his earlier report: Manny was waiting for the deal to be finalized before leaving for Cleveland. He will still join the team sometime tonight, but won’t make it in time to be in the lineup.

11:03 A.M.: Bob Nightengale just tweeted that Manny Ramirez is en route to Cleveland as we speak and thus should be in the lineup for tonight’s White Sox-Indians matchup.

It will be cute to see national writers try to jam in some “Manny-returns-to-Cleveland” angle to this. Indians fans really don’t care much about him anymore. He left there after the 2000 season, for crying out loud. That’s ancient history for Indians fans. Sandy Alomar, Chuck Finley, Charles Nagy and David Justice played on that team. It was, like, 110 Manny-years ago.

By the way, it’s been confirmed that the transaction to send Ramirez to Chicago was a straight waiver claim deal with nothing going back to Los Angeles other than the salary relief Manny’s one month and change away from the team will bring.

  1. BC - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    So he’s now basically been kicked off of two teams in two years. Wonderful.

  2. Jonny5 - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Joe Torre was right. “Manny Ramirez will be in the line up monday no matter what” he never said with whom… Muhahahahahahaha…

  3. Old Gator - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    As noted before, I’m just sitting back and waiting for Manny n’ Ozzie. Hope Alex Rios has some pointers for the newcomer, insofar as he will be a living reminder for as long as he stays on the White Sox about how completely Ozzie blew it with his custom-designed DH pool this season.

  4. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Maybe Manny will hit 15 bombs this month, bat .400 with an OPS of 1.200, and put them on his back and carry them to an AL Central Division Title. And then in the next year or two, like the whiny Dodgers fans, the White Sox fans can complain about how much of a cancer he is to the team…LOL

  5. John_Michael - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    $100 on the under.

  6. Cru11 - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    “Indians fans really don’t care much about him anymore”
    I dont think any human being cares about him anymore.

  7. Lukehart80 - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    is there anyone left from the mid-to-late 90’s indians’ teams that the white sox haven’t had sloppy seconds on???

  8. JCD - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Julian Tavarez, unfortunately.

  9. Coach - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Old Gator, after your racist comments last week in regards to the Phillies outfielder I’m glad that you cleaned up your act talking about Manny. I’m sure that you’ll say that your words were “taken out of context” but it was pretty obvious what your intent was. It wasn’t one of your most impressive posts.

  10. Utley's hair - Aug 30, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    If you had been around for more than about five minutes, you would realize how idiotic your comments were.

  11. tdawg69 - Aug 30, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Julian tavarez is retired. The White Sox have had Thome, Vizquel, Lofton, and now Ramirez from those 90’s teams, and I believe they currently have Alan Embree in there AAA team…
    Maybe the Tribe should sign Frank Thomas??

  12. tdawg69 - Aug 30, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    OOPS, I forgot about Joey Belle…..

  13. Utley's hair - Aug 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    By the way, it wasn’t a Phils player. It was a Gnats outfielder, who has since unnecessarily broadsided a Cards catcher.

  14. BCTF - Aug 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Anything to keep Quinten in the OF is good for opposing teams

  15. Gadfly - Aug 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Manny never been quite the same since he went off the roids.

  16. Kevin S. - Aug 31, 2010 at 4:17 AM

    The White Sox have been taking sloppy seconds on guys who were good on the Indians but not anymore since Herb Score.

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