The move that sent Manny Ramirez to Chicago wasn't as dramatic as the one that sent him to L.A., but it's still one of the biggest transactions of the summer. Two years ago, we had many teams bidding on Manny and Jason Bay heading to Boston. This year, the Dodgers could only negotiate with the White Sox and no players headed back to L.A., but Manny can still hit at an elite level, so baseball players and writers are buzzing about him:
- ESPN.com's Keith Law says Ramirez is a definite upgrade for the White Sox, even though his stat line may be inflated since "he's done a lot of his damage this year against pitchers with fringe-average fastballs."
- Multiple White Sox told MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince that they were pleased to see that Manny will be joining the team.
- ESPN.com's Jayson Stark says Ramirez's difficult personality is "a gift he just keeps on giving."
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports points out that Ramirez had no choice but to waive his no-trade clause. The 38-year-old has a much better chance of restoring his free agent value in Chicago.
- Dave Cameron of FanGraphs believes the White Sox made a "bold, intelligent" decision.
- Click here to read Kenny Williams' thoughts on the claim.
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