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Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

Posted on: January 20, 2012 6:30 pm
 
Manny Ramirez

By C. Trent Rosecrans


Billy Beane's Home for Wayward Designated Hitters may have found its next resident. The A's are "very interested" in bringing in Manny Ramirez, ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com reports.

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Ramirez, 39, will have to serve a 50-game suspension at the beginning of the season, but then would be free to DH for whatever team will have him. According ot the report, the Orioles and Blue Jays watched Ramirez at a batting cage and liked what they saw.

Last season Hideki Matsui was the celebrity guest star in the A's lineup, but the team has decided not to bring him back.

Ramirez had one hit in 17 plate appearances in five games for the Rays before he was suspended for 100 games for his second positive drug test and subsequently retired. Ramirez applied for reinstatement in December. His suspension was reduced to 50 games after missing the entire 2011 season.

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Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 6:26 pm
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

Been there done that.  Good Luck A's.  He is a quitter.  Once things don't go his way, expect 'Manny to be Manny' and quit once again.



beer is great
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 4:38 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

Anything goes in professional sports. These people are delusional.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:11 pm
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

So what would a washed up, two time (at least that's how many we know of) cheat, club house disaster, lazy, dreadlock, only good to DH player be worth in today's market?  Oakland should know better than this, a "name only" player can't produce runs or hit for average, and he is only a "name player" because everyone remembers he got caught cheating twice (at least that we know of).  Save your money, save your reputation, save yourself the trouble of putting up with his antics and let the cheating bum retire, or should I say stay in retirement.



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:50 pm
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

Yuck.  I believe in 2nd chances but come on.  Why would Oakland want this aging cheat?



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:59 am
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

If he didn't 'retire' when he failed the last drug test, could he have sat out the 100 games, and been free to play on opening day this year?



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:31 am
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

As I sit here, wondering how this makes any sense at all, I'm reminded of the fact that, hey's it's Oakland.  Now that Al Davis is gone, they need someone else to bring old, run down, washed-up has beens into town.  The A's used to be known for simply grooming great young players only to trade them or lose them to free agency.  Maybe this the the other end of the cycle.  I'm betting Giambi, Tejada & maybe even Mark Mulder make the roster.  What's Ricky Henderson doing?  Come on...move to San Jose already and start building a real team!




Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:24 am
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

The A's might want to reconsider bringing Manny Ramirez to Oakland. I fear that Manny could tarnish the city's clean image.




Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:35 pm
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

At least this would give the A's one player who somebody besides their mother would pay to watch.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:15 pm
 

Report: A's interested in Manny Ramirez

Last anyone heard from Manny Ramirez, he was abruptly announcing his retirement on April 8 after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug and went on to beat some women who was his girl friend  But now he might be on the comeback trail —  MLB should ban him for life and tell him to hit the road.

Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.


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