Manny Ramirez is such a dumbass the Red Sox have waived him. Incredible. Anyone can have him if they pay his $20 million per year. Is Manny stupid, negligent, a con man, brain damaged, easily distracted, an idiot savant, a liar, or all of the above? Will the Indians claim him and jump-start the rebuild? Will the pope marry Madonna?
- The Red Sox placed All-Star slugger Manny Ramirez on irrevocable waivers, The New York Times and the Boston Herald reported Thursday.
….Ramirez is one of baseball’s best hitters, but he often struggles in the outfield and on the bases.
He was benched by Little late this season after he missed a crucial series against the Yankees with a sore throat and fever, yet managed to pull himself out of bed to reminisce with New York infielder Enrique Wilson about their days in Cleveland.
Then Ramirez didn’t show up for an appointment with the team doctor, and when he joined the club the next day he sat on the bench but said he was “too weak” to pinch-hit.
And in a game at Yankee Stadium in September, the absent-minded Ramirez tossed the ball into the stands after making a nice catch, thinking there were three outs when there were only two.
If no team claims Ramirez by the 2 p.m. EST deadline Friday, he will remain with the Red Sox. [AP]
Obviously he can’t go back to the Red Sox now that they’ve waived him – that bridge is kind of burned, wouldn’t you say? There must be more to this than meets the eye.