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Dan Duquette says Manny Ramirez is not a fit with the Orioles

Feb 10, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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Manny Ramirez is quickly running out of potential landing spots.

According to Roch Kubatko of, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said earlier this evening that he doesn’t see Ramirez as a fit.

Duquette has played things pretty close to the vest in regard to Ramirez since being hired by Baltimore, but the club did send scouts to watch the 39-year-old take batting practice in Miami. However, they appear content to start spring training with their current roster.

Athletics general manager Billy Beane told Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group earlier this afternoon that he’s still hoping to sign a “middle-of-lineup DH.” While he wouldn’t address any specific players, Oakland looks like Ramirez’s best chance — and perhaps the only option — to resume his MLB career. As we learned last weekend, the A’s are also reportedly considering Magglio Ordonez.

  1. seahawks80 - Feb 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Should have said Rameriz isnt a fit for anyone

  2. pisano - Feb 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    This low life is not only not a fit for the O’s, but he could ruin a wet dream.

    • JBerardi - Feb 11, 2012 at 9:35 AM

      Ummm…. what?

  3. andyreidisfat - Feb 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    As long as the guy is clean and plans to stay that way I wouldn’t mind manny coming and being a bench hitter. He could also show the younger guys and some of the losers how to hit. Add that with the fact he played some of his best ball working with Charlie. Perhaps a bench of former Indians isnt such a bad thing.

    Then again I never want to hear a player on my team is on the juice ( I know they all are, but manny is dumb enough to get caught )

  4. ryanindusblue - Feb 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    this is a test

    • jdocker - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:37 PM

      Was it successful?

  5. aceshigh11 - Feb 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Well Duquette already dealt with Manny once before…of course it was 10 years, $160 million, two failed drug tests and one Predators-style dreadlock hairdo ago.

  6. randygnyc - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I’ll lose faith in MLB if that scumbag gets a contract before either Damon or Matsui.

    • pisano - Feb 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      He should be banned from MLB, this dog and pony show has gone on far too long. All this pimp will do,if allowed is corrupt young players with his antics.

      • watermelon1 - Feb 11, 2012 at 7:58 AM

        What young players? The Orioles always talk about “the future is bright” with their young players… but I have yet to see ANY of them.

        Is he going to corrupt the overrated MArkakis? The never on the field, old-man Brian Roberts? Free swinging Adam Jones? Strikeout King Mark Reynolds? Swing at anything below the ankles or above the head Vladamir Guerrero?

        Seriously, what damage can he possibly do to the Baltimore Orioles?

  7. watermelon1 - Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    I don’t care what your personal feelings are about Manny Ramirez.

    The issue here is that the Orioles ownership still refuses to actually try and win. The Marlins might cut costs every once in a while and clean house, they might send amazing talent to other teams in the form of cheaper prospects. But every few years, they try to be competitive. And that’s WITHOUT much fan support. Without nearly the same kind of fan support a winning or even competitive team in Baltimore would bring.

    Who is the Orioles designated hitter going to be this year?!? Does anyone on their team bat above .300? They were amazingly lucky to get .280 from free-swining Adam Jones last year. And he was the “highlight.” JJ Hardy a possible 2nd.

    Manny could EASILY help this joke of an organization. If nothing else, it creates interest and talk for a few weeks. In that park, and with the divisions highly overrated pitching… I’m sure he could perform pretty well at the plate. If you’ve seen the Orioles outfielders… I doubt Manny could do much worse defensively.

    After however many(is it 14 now?) consecutive losing seasons… I don’t think the Orioles can cross anyone off their list of who “fits.” I’m pretty sure anyone fits when you suck that bad. Anyone is an improvement just by default, just by the fact that at least you’re TRYING to change something.

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