Ramirez Intends To Seek Reinstatement & Return

Manny Ramirez intends to play Major League Baseball again, so he will seek reinstatement from MLB, according to ESPN.com. Ramirez says he's prepared to serve the 100-game suspension he received this year for violating MLB’s drug policy for a second time.

“If any team wants to sign me, I would play,” Ramirez told Enrique Rojas. “If no one does, I would look to play in Japan or any other place. I was not prepared for retirement."

Rob Manfred, MLB's executive VP of labor relations, confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that Ramirez will not be able to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic. He's on the inactive list and would require commissioner Bud Selig's approval to play.

Ramirez, who appeared in five games for the Rays this year, posted a .312/.411/.585 line and 555 home runs in 19 MLB seasons. The 12-time All-Star has told agent Scott Boras of his intent to return to the Major Leagues.


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wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

I was going to type “Manny being Manny,” but I stopped myself because I hate him now.  At this point, is he any more valuable then Zambrano, Milton Bradley, or Julio Lugo? 

Infield Fly
3 years 10 months ago

NO.

(Happy to confirm the obvious here). :p

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

I listed two people with clubhouse problems and a wife beater.  Manny hasn’t been good for a couple years and if he comes back he misses 100 out of 162 games.  If anything, he has less value then the names I mentioned. So I agree, no. He does not have more value at all.

TartanElk
3 years 10 months ago

MANNY BEING FAVRE!

I effing told you all. Go back in my comments to the thread where he retired. I know no one cares, I just want to gloat, dammit.

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

Go away.

Holidayjesus
3 years 10 months ago

Manny being Manny. Yeah I would find a new job after my wife takes half my money. 

timmmc
3 years 10 months ago

I just rolled my eyes at this news. 

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

+1

Ethanator99
3 years 10 months ago

Hahahaha

JacksTigers
3 years 10 months ago

I understand if you think of a funny joke and randomly laugh durring a weird time, but how does that translate on to the internet?

Shu13
3 years 10 months ago

He actually exhibited more power hitting his wife across the room then he did at the plate the last 2 seasons…..GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holidayjesus
3 years 10 months ago

LOL this is true.

Gumby65
3 years 10 months ago

oooops.

Goes to show they should have Steroid commercials on TV just so we can get the 20 minute side-effects disclaimer “….Common side effects include shrinking of the jewels, increase of 3 or more hat sizes, irrational behavior, particularly to spouses and traveling secretaries, knee pain (the bad kind, that mysteriously jumps to opposite knee at random intervals)banishment from any significant organized baseball league….”

CAD_Monkey
3 years 10 months ago

This is probably an extremely stupid question, but do the days since he “retired” count towards his suspension?  If not, when does the suspension begin?  When he un-files for retirement from the league?  When he signs a weird free agent deal with a major league team?

Gumby65
3 years 10 months ago

Upon signing with a team that’s dumb enough to sign him.

3 years 10 months ago

As The_Birds wrote below, so he signs for a league min, sits out 2/3 of the season, then starts hitting for the playoffs… For 75-125k after the pro-rated salary, that would actually make sense if I were a GM of say, the Tigers for example, that would actually make quite a bit of sense next year… 

Gumby65
3 years 10 months ago

He’d make a lot of sense for a team that has no media outlets covering them or any type of female fanbase.  Wife beating events don’t do much for public relations.

0bsessions
3 years 10 months ago

If Brett Myers and Michael Vick have taught us anything, it’s that the general sports watching public is exactly dumb enough to avert their eyes to scumbags as long as they’re performing well on the field.

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

Mike Tyson is doing a nice job reviving his career too.

Gumby65
3 years 10 months ago

So you’re saying Manny should go into acting about 15 years after b-slapping his wife….

Gumby65
3 years 10 months ago

Myers’ & Vick’s reps took a while to repair.  At this rate, Manny would be about 46.

3 years 10 months ago

Winning on the other hand…

Gumby65
3 years 10 months ago

Manny hasn’t done much for “Winning” for quite some time, though he does seem to share some qualities with Charlie Sheen.

fitz
3 years 10 months ago

It’s a 100 game suspension not 100 days. So he would need a team.

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

He’s been playing The Show every day.

Rabbitov
3 years 10 months ago

He needs money to buy more estrogen.

The_BiRDS
3 years 10 months ago

So let me get this straight. He wants to sign a team… probably for league min and not pay the first 100 games? So you prorate that salary which comes out to be right around $73,000… ha might work out for a team during the stretch.

CAD_Monkey
3 years 10 months ago

Hear that, Coletti?  Sign him, and the Dodgers can probably make up Manny’s salary by selling the stockpiled dreadlocks lying around somewhere!

BlueCatuli
3 years 10 months ago

Do salaries get prorated based on suspensions? I thought he was paid the first time he was suspended.

The_BiRDS
3 years 10 months ago

He was but he already had a contract in place before he got suspended.. Now that he has to serve a suspention before he takes the field a team will prorate his salary for sure.

neoncactus
3 years 10 months ago

I’m pretty sure I remember that the Dodgers didn’t have to pay him for those 50 games he was out.  Probably made McCourt like Manny even more!

The_BiRDS
3 years 10 months ago

Ya Im sure there was a clause in his contract that said “once MLB discovers your on steroids again we the Dodgers do not have to pay you while you serve your suspendsion”

johnsilver
3 years 10 months ago

Elijah Dukes never got busted for PED’s, just spouse beating and nobody wants him.Pretty much the same happened with Will Cordero also.

IMO Ramirez just wants more headlines.

0bsessions
3 years 10 months ago

He didn’t get busted for beating his wife, he got busted for sending her threatening text messages (I.E. pictures of a gun in his lap threatening her and her students). Also sleeping with his foster sister or something.

Man, on my thing the other day talking about scumbags to come out of the Devil Rays situation, how could I forget King Scumbag, Elijah Dukes?

Y’know, I’m not a religious man, but the fact that that organization’s player attitude problem seemed to clear up, for the most part, not too long after they dropped the Devil from their name is a bit odd.

johnsilver
3 years 10 months ago

The Dukes situation never really hit the national news the way it did here (Tampa a area) locally. If half of it was true, how they kept that guy and put up with him was a disgrace to the organization and stain for years to come.

just the fact that they hired a “keeper” to follow him and stay with him 24 hours a day (if true) shows what his true character is and that was after he did the wife beating thing.
Dukes talk was all over the local sports talk radio shows for weeks, on several different occasions.

Who said Tampa area cannot be popular. At one time it was said locally on talk radio that baseball ability came 1st and character a far and distant second.

You probably recall my posting agreemant with that on several occasions with the “problem childs” the Rays have had and in one not named case, still have.

Edit:

In order to not getting a flame war going here with Rays fans..

yes, the situation does seem to be cleaned up now with new people in charge. There is only 1 left now it looks like who was drafted with that “talent 1st” theory.

Alex
3 years 10 months ago

But u typed it manny being manny when u said u wouldnt :O

Lastings
3 years 10 months ago

Damn, this guy can’t take a hint.

michael tinkler
3 years 10 months ago

His name is Wil, johnsilver. Julio Lugo and Brett Myers have had no problem and Myers beat up his wife in public so your thesis is not correct.

rizdak
3 years 10 months ago

A few more doses of female fertility hormones and he’s got a second career in women’s softball

tycobb
3 years 10 months ago

$50 on the Yankees !!

CitizenSnips
3 years 10 months ago

Manny being…Farve?

Dodgerblue18
3 years 10 months ago

Manny being…Favre???

TimotheusATL
3 years 10 months ago

Manny being…Farva?

bigpat
3 years 10 months ago

I want a liter cola!

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

I want a liter being…Favre?

mattinglyfan
3 years 10 months ago

He probably will land up with the Giants. The Tokyo Giants. Sayonara Manny!

3 years 10 months ago

I heard he’s more of a ‘slap’ hitter now

Holidayjesus
3 years 10 months ago

Manny + Mid life crisis = bad thing