Manny Ramirez's Month Off
Enough Being Enough?
(BDD Photo Illustration)
He Doesn't Know What Day He'll Play
But He Knows Friday Is Payday
"Manny has 20 million reasons to be on the field."
-- What Kim Eldredge, Terrell Owens' awesome publicist, would say
Remy Thinks Ramirez is a Goner This Time
"I think there is a groundswell now to move him. I think this last month, month and a half has really ticked some people off and according to what I hear, he's given them a list of teams that he'll go to..."
-- Jerry Remy, NESN's Red Sox baseball analyst
"He said that he wants to be traded again. My understanding is he's given them [Red Sox front office] a list of teams that he would go to and the question is can they match up? The bottom line is at the end, we know how Manny is, will he say yes?... I think it's [the list of teams he'd go to] in double-digits. They could find anybody they want but he could be sitting home in Miami a month from now and say 'ahh, never mind.' They could make a deal and he could nix it because he's a 10-and-5 [player who has to approve a trade]. So I don't know what to expect but I do think there is a groundswell to move him. From the manager, to some people in the clubhouse, to the front office, I think they've gotten past the point of 'we'll put up with this stuff because of the money.' I think they may be even willing to eat some of the money. That's just a guess of mine but I think there is a groundswell now to move him. I think this last month, month and a half has really ticked some people off and according to what I hear, he's given them a list of teams that he'll go to..."
"I think so [that his lingering injury is the straw that broke the camel's back]. It all builds up. I think there are some people that are upset about it. And as I've said once in a pregame show, I will never, ever, ever question an injury because that's how my career ended and I was questioned by some people and it still bothers me. So I don't get into stuff like that. I let other people question him if they want to, I don't do it. Would I like to see Manny Ramirez back? Yes I would because I love watching him hit. He's a Hall of Fame hitter. But I think you gotta weigh that against... you're gonna have to go through this stuff again with him. And I really think the manager's at his wits end as far as that goes." -- 9.28.06, Jerry Remy, NESN's Red Sox baseball analyst on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan show