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Manny Ramirez set to sign with Taiwanese team

Feb 26, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

Manny Ramirez AP

Two weeks ago reports had Manny Ramirez talking to a Taiwanese team because he couldn’t find any interested MLB teams and now Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes says it’s a done deal … with a catch.

According to Rojas he has “a verbal agreement” to sign with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional League, but the deal will only become official if Ramirez is unable to land an MLB job before March 7.

And since that’s not going to happen, it’s basically official. Rojas notes that top players in the CPL typically earn around $12,000 per month, so Ramirez obviously isn’t doing it for the money considering he’s made more than $200 million.

At age 40 he wants to keep playing and Ramirez hit well in the Dominican winter league, but no MLB teams would give him an opportunity.

  1. plmathfoto - Feb 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Guess we’ll find out how to say Manny being Manny in Taiwanese?

    • badintent - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:39 AM

      Kuang Hoy Fat choy! Happy new year man ram

  2. Rich Stowe - Feb 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Will Manny keep his supplier of women’s fertility drugs or will he instead use an Asian source?

    • badintent - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Ground Rhino horn powder !

  3. snoopyliang - Feb 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Welcome to Taiwan!!
    Ang Lee will take a movie for Ramirez’s story !!

    • tripleg3 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      That would be an awesome movie

  4. tfbuckfutter - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    What’s the over-under on how many translators he’ll actually need?

  5. unclemosesgreen - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Manny also had a verbal agreement with the guy who operated the Green Monster scorecard and an empty Big Gulp cup.

  6. jcmeyer10 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    It’s a good thing pushing old people doesn’t need translation.

  7. stlouis1baseball - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I wish this dude would just go away. I see his picture and immediately grab the stress ball on my desk.
    He has always grated on my nerves like no other player. Something about him just pisses me off.

    • buggieowens - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      Did your anti-ManRam feelings start after the 2004 WS?

      • stlouis1baseball - Feb 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM

        Hahaha! No Buggie. I have always considered him to be sort of a joke.
        When he was hitting frozen ropes of course. But fair question nonetheless.

  8. fanofevilempire - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    I hope they let Manny back into America.
    I always had a soft spot for him.

  9. pisano - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    ….and stay there.

    • badintent - Feb 27, 2013 at 1:44 AM

      The Year of the Dragon Part II. Micky Rourck says to Manny……………first thing you gotta do is stop talking. second thing is put your head up your ass so no one can hear you talk.

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