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July 31, 2010

White Sox trying to get Manny Ramirez – UPDATE #3

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 31, 2010 1:15 pm
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Rosenthal (FS):

The White Sox, frustrated by their inability to land Adam Dunn, made a run at Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez on Friday, but their overtures were rejected, major-league sources say. …  The White Sox wanted the Dodgers to pay all but $1 million of Ramirez’s remaining salary and did not offer a player in return, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. … The Dodgers could keep Ramirez for the same reason, but sources say they are frustrated by his lack of reliability; this is his third trip to the DL this season.


Though the Sox were rejected, Manny makes for an interesting DH target for multiple teams.  Ramirez is having a strong year statistically, but he was otherworldly after the ’08 trade to the Dodgers.  Obstacles abound: Manny has a full no-trade clause, he’s on a rehab assignment for a calf strain, and he has over $7MM remaining on his contract (much of it deferred).  The contract makes Ramirez an August trade candidate, if the Dodgers feel they can spare him.

UPDATE: Rosenthal (FS):

It’s a halfcourt shot, but it’s still in the air: Source says White Sox intend to make one more run at Manny today.

Brown (Yahoo):

Manny market heating up. Sources: Three teams have called Dodgers about him — White Sox, Rays and mystery club. Dodgers are considering.

UPDATE #2: Heyman (SI):

manny appears amenable to going to the chisox. but the dodgers want big prospects back.

Heyman (SI):

dodgers asked chisox for [dayan] viciedo for manny

UPDATE #3: Multiple sources say it seems to be over:

Heyman (SI):

chisox, dodgers far apart on manny. doesnt look likely.

Nightengale (USAT):

The White Sox have yet to even hear a counter-offer from Dodgers on Manny, let alone engage in talks. WS moving on.

Cowley (CST):

Manny deal is dead, and now you can bury it next to the Dunn deal, which was taken off life support yesterday … mouth-to-mouth anyone?


  1. Great coverage of this btw, i’ve been mashing F5 on your site for the past 2 days. I appreciate your work.

    Comment by tourist178 — July 31, 2010 @ July 31, 2010 2:14 pm | Reply

    • thank you. I appreciate that a lot.

      returning to sanity now!

      Comment by The Wizard — July 31, 2010 @ July 31, 2010 3:44 pm | Reply

  2. why get manny, he will bring a bad tempo to the clubhouse, plus his injurys

    Comment by Anonymous — August 5, 2010 @ August 5, 2010 8:01 pm | Reply

    • manny’s a huge improvement over kotsay

      if health is ok the deciding factor, I’m ok with manny

      Comment by The Wizard — August 5, 2010 @ August 5, 2010 11:21 pm | Reply

  3. better than kotsay, but another righty

    Comment by Anonymous — August 10, 2010 @ August 10, 2010 4:57 pm | Reply

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