Friday, January 21, 2011

Manny Ramirez Part Of Tampa Two-Step

And former Red Sock Johnny Damon is the other addition to the Rays, along with ManRam:

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to one-year deals with free agents Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

Damon agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million plus incentives and Ramirez one year at $2 million, according to SI.com. Both deals are pending physicals. Damon will likely play left field and Ramirez designated hitter.

So Manny cost the Rays twice the cost of Marcus Thames? Strangely, I don't think Tampa's going to get twice the output.

UPDATE 10:52p: Cot's Baseball Contracts says the Dodgers will pay Manny $3.33M in 2011. So Manny will get 62% of his income next year from us.

10 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I liked MLB.com's headline:

"Ray-united: Manny, Damon to again join forces"

Fred's Brim said...

you don't think Manny will hit 14 homers this year?

Dusty Baker said...

Actually, if $2mil was the low low asking price, I wish Dodgers would have just picked him up again.

Steve Sax said...

That's a good point. We've got two, maybe three left fielders. Why not another?

But on another note: I sat here debating whether to post this tonight when it was timely, or hold it for tomorrow morning. Thanks for proving my decision to run it tonight was a good one, guys.

karina said...

The Dodgers are going to start a revolution in baseball: 6-7 man rotation and 3 or 4 left fielders. Maybe the idea of several left fielders was planted with Pierre's arm.

NicJ said...

At least we don't have Vernon Wells.

What the fuck are the Angels thinking?!

Dusty Baker said...

@Nic

1) Where the hell ya been?

2) Exactly...at least we didn't just ship Mike Napoli off for the most overpaid player in all of baseball.

Fernie V said...

2 million dollars, I feel like Data saying 50 dollar bill, 50 dollar bill, how much did we pay him last year and the rays are paying him 2 million dollars

Steve Sax said...

Updated post to remind us all we will owe Manny $3.33M next year, on top of the Rays' salary.

Spank said...

(cries)