Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Manny's Gonna Have Suitors"

Get out your handkerchiefs now, because every pundit thinks Manny Ramirez is as good as gone to the AL:

MILWAUKEE -- Manny Ramirez, who was in left field and batted third against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, might have been playing his final game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ramirez is expected to be out of the lineup for Thursday's matinee between the two clubs, and there is a strong chance he could be traded to the Chicago White Sox.

The Dodgers placed Ramirez on waivers Wednesday, sources tell ESPN.com.

The two clubs already are discussing a possible trade involving Ramirez despite the fact the veteran left fielder won't clear waivers until Friday, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. Although the Dodgers can't officially trade Ramirez to the White Sox, or to any other team, until the waiver process is complete, the teams are engaged in talks in anticipation that either the White Sox will secure a waiver claim on Ramirez or Ramirez will clear waivers.

MLB teams have until Friday afternoon to put in a claim on Ramirez. National League teams will have the first chance to claim Ramirez. Waiver rules require that he pass through all NL clubs first before AL teams have an opportunity to put in a claim.

And so it is. Well, I suppose in your potential last game as a Dodger, 2-for-2 with two doubles, a run and RBI, is pretty damn good.

6 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Dammitall. Whatever happens, I am going to miss that guy. In fact I've been missing him

Josh S. said...

Word this morning is that Manny wants a 1-year extension before he'll waive his no-trade clause. If that's the case, I wonder if he's not going anywhere.

Mr. Customer said...

@FB

Truth.

Dusty Baker said...

I really want a last chance to see Manny play at home and to cheer him one more time. Manny brought us two consecutive NL West titles; excitement in the stands the likes we haven't seen in a generation; a Hall of Fame bat in the lineup that made everyone around him better; Mannyslam!; and, despite local writers depicting the contrary, a great clubhouse presence that was great for our younger players. I will truly miss him.

rbnlaw said...

Manny, we hardly knew ye.

Overall, my impression is positive, which likely makes me a "casual fan." Since I'm sitting here in shorts and a T-shirt, "casual" fits.

Happy trails, ManRam. The Sox will love your bat more than we liked Thome's last year.

Alex Cora said...

Manny to Chi Sox for Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones.