Manny Ramirez On Waivers

The Dodgers placed Manny Ramirez on waivers, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. As Morosi explains, teams have until Friday to claim Ramirez. If there's a claim, the Dodgers will have until next Tuesday to work out a trade. 

The Pirates have the National League's worst record, so they get first dibs on Ramirez. If every NL team from the Pirates to the Padres passes on Ramirez, American League teams will have the chance to claim the slugger. That's when things could get interesting; the White Sox intend to claim Ramirez, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Since they have a worse record than any other AL contender, Chicago will have the chance to claim Ramirez if he makes it past all 15 NL clubs.

As ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reported earlier in the week, about three quarters of Ramirez’s salary is deferred. That means he makes just $1.1MM between now and the end of the season despite his hefty $20MM salary. Ramirez earns the remaining $3.4MM in deferred payments, which would presumably make his salary easier to absorb.

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41 Comments on "Manny Ramirez On Waivers"


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4 years 10 months ago

“the Dodgers will have until next Tuesday to work out a trade.”not if the claiming team wants manny on their playoff roster.

nevermind. i thought the tuesday was past the deadline.

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airohpue13
4 years 10 months ago

August 31st is the deadline, which is Tuesday.

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4 years 10 months ago

yes, i know… i fixed it.

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IHateJoeBuck
4 years 10 months ago

Let the 48-hour coverage by ESPN begin

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airohpue13
4 years 10 months ago

I wonder if it will get as much coverage as the Johnny Damon non-story. Maybe not because neither Boston or New York are involved.

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fitz
4 years 10 months ago

And this is why you shouldn’t watch ESPN.

MLB Network > ESPN

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rayking
4 years 10 months ago

MLB Network >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ESPN

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MadmanTX
4 years 10 months ago

Actually, I can think of plenty of reasons not to watch ESPN, not just because of this. I also prefer MLB Network…except when Peter Gammons is on…and then I just flip the channel.

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whitesoxfan424
4 years 10 months ago

This should be interesting. By telling teams he’s going to claim Manny, I wonder if there are any teams that would want to screw KW by putting a claim on him.

This should be interesting. A LOT has to fall into place in order for this to happen.

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airohpue13
4 years 10 months ago

I can only hope, but 4 million is a steep price if only to screw the White Sox.

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4 years 10 months ago

One thing is certain, Manny is only good when he feels like being good…. Chicago would provide a nice showcase for him to work towards getting a good deal next year. Something I’m sure Mr. Boras will be reminding him of.

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Hermie13
4 years 10 months ago

I agree here. Plus him and Omar played together for a long time in Cleveland. I think Omar will help keep him in line/motivated along with the playoff push/impending free agency.

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4 years 10 months ago

I wonder if teams might want to pressure the commissioner’s office to revoke his claim on the grounds of tampering. Pretty bogus to get that word out through ‘sources’. Maybe Cleveland will claim him to generate some ticket sales at the end of the year. That would be pretty funny.

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4 years 10 months ago

It’s not like the Sox are saying they are going to sign Manny as a Free Agent. There are many teams that can claim Manny before them, and teams that would claim him if he got passed them. Telling teams they will claim him only hurts them, since then other teams know that he will be claimed and then will possibly put a claim in to block him.