Posts tagged with: Manny Ramirez

On Papelbon On Manny

Jonathan Papelbon takes himself very seriously.  That’s why he stares down batters with his mouth permanently stuck in the old “cock-sucker’s cramp” pose.  He takes himself so seriously that it doesn’t seem like even he had any idea of the shit coming out of his mouth when he spoke about Manny Ramirez to Esquire.

It’s one thing to express your own displeasure with a former teammate, it’s an entirely other thing to do so in the media and then throw a few of your current teammates under the bus along with yourself.  Look at this shit:

“He was on a different train!” Paplebon said of Ramirez. “And you saw what happened with that. We got rid of him, and we moved on without him. That comes from the manager, and it comes from guys like Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield and David Ortiz. Nobody is ever going to be allowed to do that. Even a guy like me, just heading into my fourth year in the big leagues – if David Ortiz gets a little, you know – I’ll tell him what’s up! I’m not afraid to do that. I’m not afraid to put him in his place, because I think everybody needs that.”

Even a guy like Papelbon shouldn’t get away with that kind of behavior (taking piss breaks in the Green Monster, faking injuries, taking days off, rolling around on the field, etc.).  Agh, and what’s worse is that Papelbon is fucking closer, he pitches less than 70 innings every year and it’s the most overrated job in baseball.  Just shut the fuck up and try starting you arrogant egomaniac.


Manny Re-Signs With Dodgers

Kenny Ken-Ken Rosenthal reports that Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a two-year, $45 million deal. The signing puts an end to circus-like negotiations that started and stopped with the Dodgers.  Manny got to miss the hard part of Spring Training where they make you run and stretch.

Related: Scott Boras increased his doucheyness with this deal.


Manny Being Manny: Skipping Spring Training

I can’t pay attention to this circus anymore, but the latest rumblings involve a monster contract with a deferred portion (Manny no likey) and a possible opt-out clause after the 2010 season.

Manny Ramirez will be playing baseball this season, probably for the Dodgers, but he has made it crystal clear that he doesn’t have much interest in Spring Training.


Stop The Manny Madness! Little Is Certain For Next Season

It’s true, the Dodgers have officially made an offer to Manny Ramirez.  The report came from a “source”, probably Manny’s agent Scott Boras.  Get ready for this, the reported proposal was for… ONE YEAR!  That’s about 31 years shy of what Boras and Manny are seeking, although the deal would be for somewhere in the $25 million range.

I for one don’t know what to make of this.  It’s almost inevitable that Manny will play somewhere in California, and if Scott Boras wasn’t such a massive prick I’m sure we would already know what team he would frustrate this coming season.  Chances are slim that Ramirez will sign a deal for one-year (that would require him to work hard for an entire season).

Amidst all this mess, only two things are certain for Manny’s upcoming season:

1.  He’ll have long hair.

2.  Undoubtedly, he’ll be an entertaining lunatic.


San Francisco Could Be Destination for Manny Ramirez

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the San Francisco Giants may make a concerted effort to sign free agent outfielder Manny Ramirez.  Conflicting reports this week signaled that the market for Man-Ram was heating up, but St. Louis Cardinals’ stud Albert Pujols claimed that Manny told him that there was little to no interest in his services around the league.

Whatever the case, San Francisco could be a natural fit for Ramirez.  The media frenzy that surrounded Barry Bonds for all those seasons needs a new focal point, and it just so happens that the enigmatic Manny plays the same position as the bulging Bonds.