10-10-2008, 04:15 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: Facts about Manny Ramirez
"We'll never know how hard Manny was or wasn't trying, even when he decided not to sit out with fake injuries
What can't be denied is that he refused to honor his contract that allowed for 2 more option years. He hapilly took the guranteed cash but then refused to comply with the terms of the contract.
That forced us to trade him, rather than let him tank the season as he clearly showed he would and could.
So perhaps he cost us 2-4 wins this year at most. That's the Division championship and home field advantage.
What he cost us in the future will never be known. Having to let two tradeable players go to get rid of him (not to mention paying his salary) could cost us the ability to use those players in a trade for say, extra pitching next year.
In a perfect world Manny would be hitting the way he can (and is in LA) and we'd have won the Division, had home field advantage, and the ability to trade young players for proven veterans next year.
Those are the minor facts that the author left out."
A series of great points, hits the nail right on the head. Bottom line is this clowns antics cost us the division, plain and simple. He's hurt/skills are declining then he goes to LA and looks like Superman, basically carrying the Dodgers to the NLCS, that is a load of horse*****, plain and simple.
The crap he pulled to shoot his way out of town was pathetic. He should be ashamed of himself, him and that piece of trash Boras, the carpet bagger he is.
In a perfect world, we beat the doofin rays and the Dodgers to win the whole thing................we'll see how it plays out. Both teams need to get there first.
"We don't throw at .260 hitters." Tek to Pay-Fraud before he smacked him across the face.