It's never easy. It's never classy. And, yes, it's never professional. That's what it's like when Manny Ramirez leaves town.
The Chicago White Sox on Friday were awarded the waiver claim on Manny Ramirez, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.
From Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks to MVPs and LVPs to some of the stranger moments on the diamond, we look back at the first half of the 2009 season.
The widespread affection for Manny Ramirez upon his return from a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy is appalling.
Manny Ramirez's past makes it impossible to forgive him now.
One phone call ended a four-month war of words and wills, reopening the door for Manny Ramirez to sign with the Dodgers.
Two days after Manny Ramirez rejected the Dodgers' one-year, $25-million contract offer, Ramirez's agent, Scott Boras, talked with Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti on Wednesday.
The Dodgers have had extensive conversations with the agent for free-agent starting pitcher Randy Wolf, and they continue to inch toward signing him.
Manny Ramirez has rejected the Los Angeles Dodgers' one-year, $25 million offer.
Sources say the Dodgers offered Manny Ramirez a one-year, $25 million contract.
Sources say that the Giants can't afford Manny Ramirez.
Apparently, the Dodgers aren't going to sit around all winter, waiting for Manny Ramirez to beg to come back. They now have Adam Dunn on their shopping list.
If Manny Ramirez gets the $100 million or so he'll be looking to sign for this offseason, it could be a hazardous signal for the game going forward.