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  1. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    28 Jul '08 03:10
    Just like most of the country, Manny is tired of Boston (sorry phlab ).

    Its already being reported that the Phillies are the leading contender because of his relationship with Charlie Manual.

    Will they trade him, or will this just blow over as another "Manny being Manny" episode?
  2. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    28 Jul '08 03:46
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    Just like most of the country, Manny is tired of Boston (sorry phlab ).

    Its already being reported that the Phillies are the leading contender because of his relationship with Charlie Manual.

    Will they trade him, or will this just blow over as another "Manny being Manny" episode?
    Manny only thinks he doesn't like Boston. His act will get him run out of Philly, so he had better look elsewhere for some love, and with his (ahem) quality defensive skills, he may want to look for an AL club in need of a DH.
  3. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    28 Jul '08 03:55
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    Just like most of the country, Manny is tired of Boston (sorry phlab ).

    Its already being reported that the Phillies are the leading contender because of his relationship with Charlie Manual.

    Will they trade him, or will this just blow over as another "Manny being Manny" episode?
    his numbers this year arnt too bad.. but hes getting old and his D always is terrible..
    AL if anything id say
  4. 29 Jul '08 17:48
    Maybe Kansas City could pick him up.
  5. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    29 Jul '08 18:14
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    Just like most of the country, Manny is tired of Boston (sorry phlab ).

    Its already being reported that the Phillies are the leading contender because of his relationship with Charlie Manual.

    Will they trade him, or will this just blow over as another "Manny being Manny" episode?
    I think he wants to join the 3rd place Jays
  6. 29 Jul '08 19:11
    I never understood why a class organization like the Sox would put up with a "Manny being Manny" excuse for his behavior anyway. There was a time when he'd have simply been suspended, fined, and told to shape up. Ahhhh the golden years...
  7. 29 Jul '08 21:39
    Manny is definitely difficult (although he certainly isn't Milton Bradley crazy), but the Red Sox certainly do not treat him as well as the Treat Ortiz.
    I am not into the "respect" thing but putting Manny on waivers and in essence saying we would be willing to give you away so we don't ahve to pay you is a fundimental lack of appreciation for one of this generation premier RBI men. I cannot think of any other superstar whose team was willing to give him away in the prime of his career. Since no one doubt his offensive productivity, the Red Sox in essence permanently made it a money issue.
    Both Ortiz and Manny should be DHs becuase they are great hitters but poor fielders -- Ortiz is the DH. The Red Sox could openly thank Manny for playing in the field (which in essence is out of position) so Ortiz's bat could be in the line up. Manny even learned to play the wall fairly well which shows some effort on defense this too could be more appreciated.
    Ortiz is definitely overweight (I am not sure what excuse a professional athlete has) and that many make him even more injury prone. Yet when Ortiz slumps (the beginning of this year) because he is hurt or the year they missed (when he was awful in the big 4 game sweep by the Yankees and Manny hit about .500) Ortiz is forgiven. In fact Ortiz even maintains his reputation always clutch. When Manny is hurt it is always questioned. That too just doesn't seem fair.
    The Red Sox won't trade Manny because they value his bat too much but by continually escalating their grievances they show a lack of class and it is in no way productive for the team.
  8. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    29 Jul '08 21:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by uzless
    I think he wants to join the 3rd place Jays
    Unfortunately, the 3rd Place Jays have already exceeded the moves limit. Every move over 50 is $20 each.
  9. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    29 Jul '08 22:59
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    Unfortunately, the 3rd Place Jays have already exceeded the moves limit. Every move over 50 is $20 each.
    Harsh!! BTW what does third place pay?
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    30 Jul '08 18:38
    Originally posted by uzless
    I think he wants to join the 3rd place Jays
    Actually, they're the 4th place Jays.
  11. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    31 Jul '08 05:18
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Actually, they're the 4th place Jays.
    Actually, the Blew Jays are one of the most boring teams on the planet. Only 4 or 5 teams in the AL have scored less runs, a league geared to score. Their pitching has kept them from being last so far.

    So Manny being crap for D, and a good hitter, might fit them.
  12. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    31 Jul '08 19:15
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Actually, they're the 4th place Jays.
    If the Sox keep playing like they have, they might be the 3rd place Jays in a few weeks.

    I'd personally drive Manny anyplace he wanted to go, outside of Iraq.

    P-
  13. 31 Jul '08 19:27
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    Actually, the Blew Jays are one of the most boring teams on the planet. Only 4 or 5 teams in the AL have scored less runs, a league geared to score. Their pitching has kept them from being last so far.

    So Manny being crap for D, and a good hitter, might fit them.
    YOUR boring!
  14. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    31 Jul '08 19:58
    Originally posted by darvlay
    YOUR boring!
    YOU'RE boring!

    fixed!!
  15. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    31 Jul '08 19:58
    Manny the Marlin?????