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White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

Posted on: August 25, 2010 6:57 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2010 7:02 pm
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Manny Ramirez
According to Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Dodgers and White Sox are down to discussing prospects and Manny Ramirez could be on his way to the South Side.

Sources tell the paper that the Dodgers are reviewing scouting reports on White Sox minor leaguers and the teams are trying to agree on an acceptable package for Los Angeles to get in exchange for the mercurial slugger. White Sox general manager Kenny Williams has been playing coy but making it clear he wants Ramirez.

Once the White Sox made the claim, the Dodgers had the option of simply letting him go to cut salary and getting nothing in return. But they'd rather work a deal to get something back, so presumably the Dodgers are picking up some of Ramirez's salary (he's owed $4.5 million, but $3.5 million of that is deferred to sometime after this season). The Dodgers' only real leverage was being able to revoke the claim and pull Ramirez back, but then they'd be on the hook for the entire $4.5 million. You wouldn't expect they'll get a huge haul back, but essentially this is a way for the Dodgers to buy players out of the White Sox minor league system.

Ramirez would have to approve any deal, but he seems done with the Dodgers (it's mutual) and better suited to continuing his career as a designated hitter in the American League. The White Sox have been desperately trying to add a power bat, and when Ramirez is not hurt he's certainly that.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:13 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

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Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2010 11:39 am
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

"Very sad act indeed...Manny at this stage in his career is on the same level as the Kotsay/Jones mediocre tandem, but at least Kotsay and Jones can play the field--The White Sox cannot afford to give up any more prospects--we're nearly bankrupt after getting Peavy and Rios (and still 3 1/2 games back)...we need a solid DH to compete, but Manny is not the answer..."

sonofkato, you have that rare ability to combine ignorance and misinformation to produce outstanding posts like this one.

First of all, do not refer the the White Sox as "we". You are not part of the organization, that is clear. If you were you'd know that the Sox got Alex Rios without giving up one prospect. Yes, they gave up several good prospects for Peavy, but before his injury he had started to perform at a very high level. Injuries happen, so there's no blame there. SD is having a great year with Richard's help, I'm happy for him. He's a solid pitcher and will improve every year. That's the risk you take to win now.

Secondly, you called Kotsay/Jones a mediocre tandem. Anyone who has watched more than a few games knows they are god-awful. Jones is producing at a 205/310/455 clip while your man Kotsay has a line of 233/307/382. Jones can at least play good defense in RF, while Kotsay, well at least he has an incredibly hot wife. If you call that mediocre, you must settle for anything. Thats like sitting in an outhouse and saying, "but look at the view.."

Manny is batting 313/407/513 this year and has 40rbi in 195 ABs. This production is far superior to the two clowns you mentioned. Even if they have to give up a prospect for Manny, it will be some low end nobody, and only because they want LA to pick up some of the salary owed.

So please stop posting and pretending to know anything about the Sox. It's clear that you don't.



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2010 10:00 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

The guy is still hitting over .300, so if your favorite team is too good to need a player like that, good for you.

He can still hit. He will help whatever team he goes to.

Stuff all your outrage at the 'roids, and the fan bashing.

Manny is not what he was, but he is still a good player, and he's going to help somebody, and the Dodgers are going to get something in return for him. That's the bottom line here. The rest of the junk in this thread is just lowlife flaming.



Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 5:01 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

Manny was electric when ariving in LA. Ever since he got busted for Banned substance he had played terrible. I went to the dodgers spring training and watched manny with the players and honestly he was helping them the whole time. Shame such a great player has fallen off the pedestal.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2010 4:13 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

Very sad act indeed...Manny at this stage in his career is on the same level as the Kotsay/Jones mediocre tandem, but at least Kotsay and Jones can play the field--The White Sox cannot afford to give up any more prospects--we're nearly bankrupt after getting Peavy and Rios (and still 3 1/2 games back)...we need a solid DH to compete, but Manny is not the answer...



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2010 3:45 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

This is a pretty sad act of desperation by Kenny Williams.  Not only is he picking up the type of player Ozzie hates, but he is also bringing a has-been player who has a history of being a club house cancer.  But one positive for the sox...with the cubs being so god-awful and move like this, the white sox will be the toast of the Chicago media.  No matter if they like it or not.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2010 3:13 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

I've been a dodger fan my whole life and when we picked up Manny and he came in and started rippin it so hard, well that was one of the most fun times to watch Dodger baseball since Piazza!

It was a fun little roller coaster and i'll mioss Manny!



Since: Aug 19, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2010 1:33 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

Yes we sure did love him. Then he got suspended, hurt, said he didnt want to play here
. ECT ECT ECT...



Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 1:30 pm
 

White Sox, Dodgers negotiating on Manny

clearly you've never left socal. white sox are hardly liked in the city limits of chicago. cubs, dodgers, red sox are owners of the biggest bandwagoners in sports. the white sox prob have the smallest amount of fans in the AL other than the indians and blue jays.


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