August 30, 2010

Manny joins the Sox

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

He may not be heading back to Boston, where he enjoyed the heyday of his career, but Manny Ramirez is headed to a Sox team. Reports are he’ll be joining the Chicago White Sox for the remainder of the season in a hired gun role, it’s just too bad that the Sox are on the verge on falling out of the playoff race just like the Dodgers are.

It’s actually kind of sad that Ramirez, one of the greatest sluggers of his time, is now being passed around like a champagne bottle on New Year’s Eve. He has been on the DL three times this season and it’s clear that he has lost most of his power game. He has hit only eight home runs this season in 66 games. In comparison, two seasons ago, he hit 17 HRs in 53 games after his move to L.A.

You could blame his rash of injuries this season and the disappointing numbers on the fact he was busted for PEDs last year, but there’s no way we can say that for sure.

If anything, it will be interesting to see how Manny Ramirez and Ozzie Guillen get along. Now, that would be worth the $4 million he’s being paid for the remainder of the year.

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