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Dis of the Day: Buster Olney on Manny Ramirez

Dec 27, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Manny Ramirez smiles in the dugout during their MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim

This isn’t a slam or anything. It’s actually a fair assessment on Buster Olney’s part. But it’s not exactly the sort of way we’re used to hearing guys like Manny Ramirez described:

Heard this: The Yankees have no interest in signing Manny Ramirez … if the Yankees were comfortable with having a oft-injured, right-handed DH/OF type for their bench, they’d probably just re-sign Marcus Thames.


Hey Orioles: sign Manny, put him at DH, move your birther to first base and watch Manny get comeback player of the year award votes.  It’ll happen. I just know it.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 27, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Oh great. Two idiots on the same team. Not that that’s never happened before, but when you throw in Peter Angelos….

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 27, 2010 at 3:28 PM

      I hope Baltimore’s done taking twilight-era jerks, after Sosa and Palmeiro.

  2. Jack Marshall - Dec 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    This period, in which Manny will finally pay the price for his slovenly, selfish, lazy, disloyal and mercenary ways, once foolishly tolerated by teams and fans because of his extraordinary talent, is going to give me great enjoyment.

  3. bennoj - Dec 27, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Damn… I was hoping that the Yankees would sign Manny and make him cut off his dreads to conform to the ‘clean-cut’ Yankee image.

  4. henryd3rd - Dec 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    I’m loving this situation; but according to my source Manny is far from destitute. His last contracts with the Boston and the Dodgers has a lot of deferred money. So even should Manny not play in 2011 he’ll still be quite nicely compensated. Life is grand ain’t it? Guy get paid even when he’s not working. So what else is new? He hasn’t worked in two years

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM

      He’s getting $1.4 million from Boston for many years to come. 15 or so maybe? I’m sure someone will comment here with better detail.

      Either way, I agree that it’s interesting to see him be so down on all team’s wanted lists for the first time ever.

      • bloodysock - Dec 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    • nyyankeefanforever - Dec 27, 2010 at 7:18 PM

      “Guy get paid even when he’s not working. So what else is new? He hasn’t worked in two years” ROFLMFAO!!!!!!! That’s the comment of the day, henryd3rd!

  5. bigharold - Dec 27, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Ah, … the down side of Manny Being Manny.

    Since that phenomena has it’s origins in Boston, I think the RS should do the right thing and man up, .. or is it cowboy up? Give Manny a two year 20 million dollar deal to complete the circle of baseball life as it were.

    Who knows maybe this time he’ll actually act like a grown up.

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