// Manny Ramirez

Medical Records Show Manny Ramirez Steroids Use

According to a report by ESPN.com’s Mark Fainaru-Wada (co-author of the book, Game of Shadows) and T.J. Quinn, medical records the MLBPA was forced to hand over to league officials¬†because of the collective bargaining agreement further indicted Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez. Ramirez first tested positive for elevated levels of testocerone during Spring Training. MLB then […]

TGIF: Andre Ethier Needs Manny Ramirez

With recent news that Manny Ramirez has tested positive for a banned substance and will miss 50 games, you may be wondering how this will affect your team. In reality, the Dodgers are still the best team in the West even without Manny due to the pure lack of competition. In the fantasy realm, having […]

MANNY TESTS POSITIVE FOR FERTILITY DRUG

Just breaking news out of L.A. that former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has tested positive for drugs and is suspended for 50 games! His agent Scott Boras says it’s not steroids but a prescription from a doctor. ESPN is reporting the substance is a women’s fertility drug. WTF? Here’s the scoop from ESPN.com: …two […]

Canseco: 90% Sure Manny Used Steroids

Update (05/07/09): Canseco’s hunch was true…Manny Ramirez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and was suspended 50 games. … With no Red Sox game today, Boston fans can turn their focus to Los Angeles. Why? Well, in front of a packed auditorium (some 50 spectators) on the campus of USC, former Red Sox slugger Jose Canseco […]

TGIF: 2009 OF Rankings

Aaaahhhh finally, a position with some depth. It can be argued that you should address your shallower positions (2B, 3B, SS) in the first rounds and wait on the outfielders. This is actually a great way to draft. With more power than any other place on the diamond, the outfield has the luxury of hefty […]

Papelbon Rips Manny Ramirez, Calls Him “Cancer”

Jonathan Papelbon had some choice words in the April Issue of Esquire Magazine about former Red Sox teammate Manny Ramirez. “It just takes one guy to bring an entire team down, and that’s exactly what was happening,” Papelbon said, according to the magazine. “Once we saw that, we weren’t afraid to get rid of him. […]

Dodgers Finally Sign Manny Ramirez

The Los Angeles Dodgers finally signed free agent slugger Manny Ramirez, agreeing to a two-year, $45 million deal. Manny will earn $25 million in the first year, and will have the opportunity to opt out of his contract in the 2009-10 offseason. Manny and agent Scott Boras had sought a four-year, $100 million deal all […]

The World Baseball Classic is a Joke

We’re already on the second instance of the World Baseball Classic and Bud Selig’s wonderful idea has already become meaningless. I mean honestly, who would have thought that the World Baseball Classic would not produce the best baseball from the top talent? Who could believe that so many teams would keep their players that had […]

Ramirez, Boras Turn Down Dodgers Offer

I’m not really sure at all what Manny Ramirez or agent Scott Boras are thinking. The Dodgers offered Manny a chance to be $25 million player for one season, and then re-enter free agency next year when the economy is in better shape. Plausible right? Why should the Dodgers offer more? No team has publicly […]

Dodgers Offer $25 Million to Manny Ramirez

Still unsigned in the first week of February, Manny Ramirez is running out of options. His agent, Scott Boras, is consistently seeking a 4-6 year deal for $25-30 million per year, but is having trouble finding a buyer due to the state of the economy. The Dodgers Monday night made it clear they want Ramirez […]

Mets Not Interested in Manny Ramirez

Will anyone sign Manny? He’s perhaps one of the Top 5 hitters in all of Major League Baseball, but here in late January, Manny is unsigned and does not have a clear destination. The Mets became the latest team to shy away from Ramirez, who was Ruthian last season after his trade to the Dodgers. […]

Where Will Manny Ramirez Sign?

One of the great things about this offseason is that everything is developing so slowly that you can really get a good chance to speculate on the destinations of players. In this case we’re going to be looking at Manny Ramirez, the very polarizing player, with the agent who sometimes puts out absurd demands for […]

How the Red Sox Handled Manny Ramirez

There never ceases to be drama around Manny Ramirez. The newest revelation is that after Manny refused to play two games, the Boston Red Sox had drafted up and submitted an official letter of intent to suspend Ramirez. We already knew of the displeasure that had been in the organization because Manny refused to play […]

Red Sox 2008 Outfield Review

When I handed the Red Sox their 2008 report card, I judged the outfield to be a B+.¬† This group could have been an A+ unit if not for a number of issues.¬† First and foremost, the Manny Ramirez saga, though short in peak duration, was the story of the season and wore on the […]

Red Sox Tried to Suspend Manny Before Trade

The Red Sox sought to suspend Manny Ramirez during his final days in Boston, for refusing to play in two games in late July against the Yankees. According to ESPN.com through numerous sources, the Sox drafted a letter of suspension delivered to him at Fenway Park on July 25, then to Major League Baseball, the […]