Athletics Release Manny Ramirez

The Athletics have announced that Manny Ramirez has requested his outright release and the team has granted his request.  The veteran recently completed his 50-game suspension and was eligible to join the club on May 30th.

Ramirez, 40, hit .302/.348/.349 for Triple-A Sacramento in 69 plate appearances this year.  Just last week, A's GM Billy Beane said that the club hadn't decided whether to release the slugger.  Oakland signed Ramirez in February and Beane insisted that the move had everything to do with baseball and nothing to do with PR.


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  1. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    Good, he wasn’t going to add anything to the major league club even he did make it.

  2. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Well…………bye!

  3. Manny being Manny?
    Or Manny being history?

  4. johnsilver 3 years ago

    No offense to Oakland intended at all here or their fans…

    You know you are BAD Ramirez when you can’t crack one of the most needy offenses in the game and they never even got a chance to appreciate that attitude you had..

    May the door of opportunity finally slam shut on ye once and for all and good riddance..

    • I’m assuming you feel the same way about Vlad? Or is Vlad just a gritty veteran that wants to play and Manny is a quitter?

      •  vlad hasn’t served two suspensions for steroids!

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         Vlad is currently skewering himself on the end of a pike.. twistin’ and turning as he slides further down.. Not nearly as merciful of an end as Ramirez just got and didn’t cut nearly as sharp as a broadsword either, but old Vladdy is still impaled the same and the end is near for him as well.

        • I’m amazed that a Hispanic was named Vladimir. Apparently his parents were pro-Russian during the Cold War or cold during the Russian war. At any rate, Vlad sure could hit but the hanging on as he’s doing ruins the really fine character of the
          man. Don’t these athletes know when enough is enough but then again they’d play on one leg for a mil a year.

          • Slopeboy 3 years ago

            “what do you think, all Dominicans are named ‘George Bell’?”

            -Vladimir Perez

    • Karkat 3 years ago

       Ahahahahahahahahaha this made my WEEK. The OAKLAND A’s released Manny Ramirez. I am the happiest person in the world

      • We got Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick smacking right now,,  There was no room for Manny.. and besides the A’s offense has begun to heat up with the weather.. Go A’s!

    • kjsr 3 years ago

       Well said!

  5. Rabbitov 3 years ago

    Is this because of his dreads? 

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      Yes, and apparently what they lead too, according that “not fuddy duddy” lady

      • Rabbitov 3 years ago

        At least the Athletics are pro-active in trying to prevent blindness (but not for catchers who have those masks). 

  6. bill waters 3 years ago

    don’t you hate to see bad things happen to good people? 😉

  7. 04Forever 3 years ago

    *Price is Right Fail Horn*

  8. aaron b 3 years ago

    I’m not sure why anyone would sign a free agent deal with Oakland at this point? Seems like the cheapest front office in baseball.

    • manimsobored 3 years ago

      He was only going to make $500,000 if he made the MLB team. This wasn’t about money, it was that there is simply no room for him on the MLB roster at the moment and Manny didn’t want to wait it out.

      • aaron b 3 years ago

         You don’t think Manny could outhit Colin Cowhill right now?

        • whats the point of having Manny as a 5th outfielder?

        • corey23 3 years ago

          cowgill is young and has potential, manny just isnt going to help them, they want to let the young guys play… finally

        • melonis_rex 3 years ago

          Collin Cowgill’s MLB line is almost the same as Manny’s AAA line, while Cowgill can play all 3 OF positions (well) and Manny can’t. 

          Since batters usually don’t hit better in MLB than they did in AAA, no.

        • Cowgill has been tearing it up in the Majors!!  Cowgill > Manny 

      • No, it wasn’t totally about money, more about stats (like Damon, Guerrero, even Moyer). The days of players gracefully retiring and walking off into the sunset (Ted Williams, Cal Ripken, Jr., etc.) are long gone.

  9. I think Boston needs an outfielder right now… oh wait, they already have 10 of them!

  10. wrestlingcritic 3 years ago

    Somebody will pick him up…even if he doesnt hit like he used to, opposing pitchers will still walk him out of fear

    • Trout Almonte 3 years ago

      or laughing too hard to throw in the strike zone

    • TophersReds 3 years ago

      Doubt it.

    • Marinersforever71 3 years ago

      Seattle Mariners should pick him up for sure the way the team been struggling on offense.

  11. Casey McMahon 3 years ago

    The Average shows he can hit. Maybe he should go back to Cleveland to finish his career.

    • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

      no it doesn’t

    • randomkeys 3 years ago

      Doesn’t Cleveland already have an extra old outfielder who can’t hit, can’t field, used to play for Boston, and is desperate for a teensy amount of the professional spotlight?

    • jigokusabre 3 years ago

      To clarify: Manny’s BABIP was .391, his K’rate was 24%. His walk rate was 5%… and he only hit 3 doubles (0 HRs).

      Basically, “no it doesn’t.”

      • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

        to be fair he had a lot of time of and its not a big sample size. 

        • jigokusabre 3 years ago

           Right, but my point is that you shouldn’t look at the .300 average and think it’s indicative of an ability to contribute (both because it’s a small size and a hollow average).

  12. Theron Ireland 3 years ago

    i think detroit should sign him on a 1 year deal to DH and trade delomon and a prospect to arizona for ryan roberts 

  13. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    He’s better than John Mayberry at this point and he and Charlie seem to have a good relationship…

    I don’t necessarily want him but offensively, he’s an upgrade over Mayberry… not necessarily a compliment to Manny.

  14. Marinersforever71 3 years ago

    Seattle Mariners needs to sign him for this season and maybe in 2013 to teach the young team how to win games instead of losing as they have been doing lately. He can be a good option at DH when Jesus Montero can be a catcher. Also, Brad Lidge would be an excellent replacement to George Sherrill as a setup man in relief pitching who’s lost for the season w/ an injury if the M’s can claim both of these players since the team can still catch up in the division and the Wild Card races. Show me some money and wins GM Jack Z.

  15. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    I don’t know who will sign Manny Ramirez or if he is worthy of being on a Major League team at this point given all that he has done, but I believe in second chances and would like to see Manny succeed. In Sacramento, players said he had a really good attitude and was actually a positive influence. In his last 10 games he hit .342 with 12 RBI. Definitely a small sample size, but he is still an imposing figure and I miss seeing the baggy pants, dreadlocks, and pine tar covered helmet. Manny being Manny!

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