Is Manny worth it?

March 3, 2009

Manny Ramirez…man or myth? At this point, is he even worth it? I say “undoubtedly yes.” Mr. Redsock, now Mr. Dodger, has yet again given the snub to his current employer, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now, any contract negotiations are supposedly going to have to start again from scratch. Yes it’s a hassle, but you know what Joe Torre? Do whatever you have to do to keep Manny Ramirez, it’s as simple as that. The guy is an absolute stud (and yes, a headcase). But you know what? Your Dodgers just AREN’T THAT GOOD. Whether he’s trouble in the clubhouse or not, it’s worth 30 homers and 120 RBIs every single year isn’t it? Comparing Manny to all the other previously available free agent outfielders, it’s a cakewalk. Manny stands far beyond the rest. Though I can’t stand the Dodgers (as they fight for the National League title against my Atlanta Braves) or Joe Torre for that matter, it’s the right move for them. As a person that never got on the “Red Sox Nation” bandwagon, let’s see the Dodgers, and especially Manny, stick it to them. How entertaining is that for Manny? Take the Dodgers to the playoffs, watch the Red Sox outfielders struggle to knock in runs, and enjoy the weather in LA with a big fat paycheck. Take control of that team and be Manny, since that’s what you’re praised for already. Just Manny being Manny. Better yet, for the Dodgers, it should be Just Manny being paid to Just Be Manny…

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