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  1. Links: The Carlos Zambrano owner's manual

    Rob Neyer

    Some good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Jeremiah Johnson at The View from the Bleachers has written the Carlos Zambrano Owner's Manuel. You'll need it, Marlins fans. And just remember: He's not a toy and doesn't come with a refund. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  2. Podcast: Manny, Weaver, Pujols

    Rob Neyer

    It's Monday, which means Eric and Mark have many news items to discuss on the Baseball Today podcast , including: Manny Ramirez retires from the Rays and will older players taking PEDs become an issue? Jered Weaver, MLB's forgotten star pitcher...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  3. Damon, Ramirez give Maddon options

    Rob Neyer

    Did anyone see this coming? (Actually, yeah, sort of.) Introducing the Tampa Bay Rays' latest acquisitions: A couple of former Red Sox are reuniting in another American League East city. The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to one-year deals with f...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  4. Free-agent pickings getting slim

    Rob Neyer

    Top 10 free agents still available: 1. Cliff Lee 2. Adrian Beltre 3. Orlando Hudson 4. Carl Pavano 5. Magglio Ordonez 6. Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin 7. Manny Ramirez 8. Jim Thome 9. Bill Hall 10. Hideki Matsui Once you get ...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  5. Will Manny quit on the White Sox?

    Rob Neyer

    Will Manny Ramirez quit on the White Sox? Dan Shaughnessy sure thinks so: On a daily basis, there's nothing evil or disruptive about having Manny on your team. He shows up most of the time, puts in the work, and produces. He keeps to himself for t...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  6. Did Manny really quit on the Dodgers?

    Rob Neyer

    I know I'm way behind on this story, so I'll let a non-behinder take the lead today: Yesterday I took Ken Rosenthal to task for saying that Manny Ramirez "quit on the Dodgers." My reason: neither Rosenthal's nor anyone else's reports had any eviden...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  7. Sure Manny could help White Sox, but...

    Rob Neyer

    What would Manny Ramirez do for the White Sox? Potentially plenty. Kyle Koster: In his 63 games this year, the slugger has hit .308 with 8 home runs and 39 RBI. Taking him out of pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium and into the band-boxy U.S. Cellular ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  8. Did Manny consider opting out? Not really

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra is amused by a report that Manny Ramirez considered opting out of his $20 million deal this season with the Dodgers: Ramirez The notion that Ramirez would have even considered walking away from $20 million for a shot at some...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  9. Manny will keep being Manny in L.A.

    Rob Neyer

    Via Dylan Hernandez, the biggest bit of non-news of the off-season so far: Manny Ramirez will return to the Dodgers next season, according to his agent, Scott Boras. Boras said that he informed General Manager Ned Colletti today that Ramirez wou...

    Blog | November 06, 2009
  10. Numbers not on Phillies' side

    Rob Neyer

    Recently, I wrote this: Let's assume that the Phillies do beat the Rockies. With the 2008 version of Brad Lidge protecting small leads, I would rate the Phillies as slight underdogs against the Dodgers. With the 2009 version, though? I'll take the ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  11. More fuel for the Yankees-Red Sox fire

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Alex Belth I was talking to a friend last week after the David Ortiz news dropped and he took comfort that, at the very least, it would give this weekend's series between the Red Sox and the Yankees some added juice, pardon the expressi...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  12. Drive time in Los Angeles

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Chris Marcil I listen to a lot of games on the radio. One of the nice things about living in Southern California is that the time zones work in your favor, so there's very likely a Dodgers or Angels game to listen to in the car no matte...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  13. Papi's got a point

    Rob Neyer

    My favorite part -- and it comes at the very end -- of the New York Times' story about Red Sox sluggers David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003: In 2007, Ortiz said that he used to buy a protein sha...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  14. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were captured, beaten into submission, then released on their own recognizance ... * As Charles P. Pierce writes in Slate, Manny Ramirez's return has revealed our true attitude about baseball's drug war. * Can ...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  15. Manny Ramirez, All-Star?

    Rob Neyer

    Are we really going to see Manny Ramirez in the All-Star Game this summer? We might. Should we? Manny's manager doesn't think so ... Ramirez Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he doesn't think suspended...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  16. Torre: No timetable for Manny to address the Dodgers

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith PHILADELPHIA -- Although Manny Ramirez is eligible to work out with the Los Angeles Dodgers during his 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, the all-star outfielder has yet to do s...

    Blog | May 13, 2009