Monday, August 30, 2010

Manny Headed To Chicago

In case you missed it yesterday, Manny Ramirez is headed to the Chicago White Sox. Here's more from ESPN:

Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez is headed to the Chicago White Sox on Monday in what is looking like a straight waiver claim, a league source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday on condition of anonymity.

The source said there was still some chance the two clubs will work out a trade that presumably would involve one from a list of a handful of prospects going from the White Sox to the Dodgers, a development that probably would mean the Dodgers would pay some percentage of the $3.825 million remaining on Ramirez's two-year, $45 million contract, depending on the quality of the prospect.

Another league source, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Dodgers' preference at this point is to simply allow Ramirez to go to the White Sox as a waiver claim, in which case the White Sox would be responsible for the entire $3.825 million. The Dodgers have had that option available to them ever since the White Sox secured waiver rights to Ramirez on Friday.

The White Sox have until 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday to complete a trade with the Dodgers.
In the past, Manny was the type of hitter who could bring a team back from 4.5 games in a month on his own, but I'm not sure he's still THAT good. But at .311/.405/.510 on the season, he's obviously still a dangerous hitter and his addition to the White Sox should make the race in the central very interesting.

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