Manny signs with the Dodgers

Mar 4, 2009

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My faith in humanity has been restored now that Manny Ramirez found it within himself to sign a $45 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers according to ESPN‘s Jayson Stark.

He absolutely murdered the ball with the Dodgers last year hitting .396 (.743 Slugging Percentage & 1.232 OPS) with 17 HRs and 53 RBI in 53 games to propel the Dodgers to the playoffs.

I warn Dodger fans and fantasy owners not to expect that type of production again.  In 233 games with Boston in 2007 & 2008 he hit .297 with 40 HRs and 148 RBIs.  Not bad numbers, but nowhere near what he did with LA.  Plus, Fenway is more of a hitter’s park.  He’ll rake because that’s what Manny does.  Just expect more along the lines of .315, 35 HRs, 120 RBI than the .396, 52, 162 his Dodgers numbers project to. 

Now if I don’t have to hear about Manny’s contract or Scott Boras for quite some time, I’ll be more than happy.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chris
    March 4th, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Not ’til next year when Manny can opt out and do this whole charade over…

  2. LestersLegends
    March 4th, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    I can’t take it again.

  3. CK0712
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    45 Mill & ppl. complain about Footballers??
    odd…….. ;0

  4. LestersLegends
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    In their defense they play ten times as many games.

  5. CK0712
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    i was kidding LMAO!

  6. LestersLegends
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    it’s a fair question though.

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