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 Post subject: Manny Signs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:54 pm 
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After months of back-and-forth negotiations, a meeting Wednesday between Manny Ramirez, his agents and Los Angeles Dodgers management has culminated in a deal in principle with the slugger for $45 million over two years.


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"We're close to getting Manny on the field, and I think he's basically chomping at the bit to get the uniform on," manager Joe Torre told reporters from spring training in Glendale, Ariz.
According to MLB.com, $25 million of the contract is deferred over five years and Ramirez has the right to opt out of the deal after one year. According to The Associated Press, Ramirez has full no-trade protection.


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3951246

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Look Ma, don't need not stink'n spring training...

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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The dream is over.

I'll never forgive NH for this. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:29 am 
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Now it will be half a season before he think he's not being paid enough and decides to sit out a series against the club rival.

I do not like that Manny Ramirez fellow.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Now it will be half a season before he think he's not being paid enough and decides to sit out a series against the club rival.

I do not like that Manny Ramirez fellow.

Even after he helped your team win the World Series twice?

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Whats not to like about a guy who has a higher career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage than A-Rod, a player who most folks feel is the best in the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Whats not to like about a guy who has a higher career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage than A-Rod, a player who most folks feel is the best in the game.



His attitude?


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Jeremy wrote:
curveradio wrote:
Whats not to like about a guy who has a higher career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage than A-Rod, a player who most folks feel is the best in the game.



His attitude?

Attitude doesn't win championships.

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But it can keep a team from getting a chance to win a championship. In 2006, Manny pulled the same thing he did last summer and just sat out the rest of the season with a mysterious "knee" injury. Red Sox missed a real hitter in the lineup and faltered. Last year could have been a similar story had they not dealt him and brought in Jason Bay.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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chetthespian wrote:
But it can keep a team from getting a chance to win a championship. In 2006, Manny pulled the same thing he did last summer and just sat out the rest of the season with a mysterious "knee" injury. Red Sox missed a real hitter in the lineup and faltered. Last year could have been a similar story had they not dealt him and brought in Jason Bay.

The lack of Manny was not the reason the Sox did not reach the playoffs in 2006. The blame for that can be placed squarely on the shoulders of Josh Beckett and Coco Crisp.

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Willton wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
curveradio wrote:
Whats not to like about a guy who has a higher career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage than A-Rod, a player who most folks feel is the best in the game.



His attitude?

Attitude doesn't win championships.



Lack of chemistry in a clunhouse damn sure stops teams from winning championships.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Lack of chemistry in a clunhouse damn sure stops teams from winning championships.

Nor does the presence of "chemistry" guarantee a team's success.

Dick Williams' A's teams from the 70s and the Billy Martin-era Yankees are just two examples of teams that won a lot with players who could barely stand the sight of each other.

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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
Lack of chemistry in a clunhouse damn sure stops teams from winning championships.

Nor does the presence of "chemistry" guarantee a team's success.

Dick Williams' A's teams from the 70s and the Billy Martin-era Yankees are just two examples of teams that won a lot with players who could barely stand the sight of each other.



When you have a talented veteran, you can overcome a bunch of jerks.

LA has a lot of young kids. Manny can either be a great veteran presence or a huge distraction. It's really his choice at this point.


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 Post subject: Re: Manny Signs
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Jeremy wrote:
Willton wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
His attitude?

Attitude doesn't win championships.

Lack of chemistry in a clunhouse damn sure stops teams from winning championships.

Tell that to the Yankees and A's of the 70's.

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