Top 10 reasons Manny remains unsigned

Posted By on January 27, 2009 9:45 pm

10. Still looking for that $15,000 diamond he lost while sliding into third on a rehab assignment.
9. Scott Boras still wants to swing deal for “Manny Being Manny” reality show.
8. Accidentally started complaining about his contract before he signed.
7. Still looking for the right stylist to handle that ‘do.
6. Show of solidarity with Jason Varitek.
5. Just realized that ITT Tech has over 100 campuses nationwide where he can train for an exciting new career.
4. Stuck in the batting cage when his pine-tar covered helmet got tangled in the netting.
3. In jail after another jaywalking offense.
2. Going on QVC to sell more household appliances.
1. Can’t find a team other than the Red Sox with a bathroom in the left field fence.

Thank you, I’m here all week. Two shows on Fridays and Saturdays.


13 Responses to “Top 10 reasons Manny remains unsigned”

  1. Jessie says:

    Lets say Manny DID sign with the Giants. Who protects him in the lineup? Who’s going to prevent him from getting walked in every big situation?

  2. Jeff Fletcher says:

    No one ever protected Barry Bonds, and he did OK. That whole thing is overrated. A guy like Manny will produce plenty of runs during the year. What about when he hits a three-run homer in the second inning and the Giants never trail? Now there are no “big at-bats” for him to be walked in the seventh, because he won the game in the second. Manny’s not coming to the Giants anyway.

  3. Jessie says:

    They shouldn’t sign him because he’s not a winner. They shouldn’t sign him because he’s a bad influence on the young players on the team. They shouldn’t sign him because he’s a malcontent prima donna…just like another HOF left fielder. BR/BR/And Jeff, I think Matt Williams, Jeff Kent, Will Clark, Andy Van Slyke and Bobby Bonilla would respectfully disagree with your assessment that Bonds never had any protection.

  4. Nat Busichio says:

    He won in Cleveland, he won in Boston, he carried LA to the playoffs…you’re right, he’s not a winner. I’m not even a Manny fan per se, but I’m not oblivious to his positive impact to a lineup as well as the financial benefit of having him in LF each day/night.BR/BR/If by “bad influence” you mean that he would set an example of offensive excellence, demonstrates how to approach an at-bat or that he could show that you don’t need to swing at every single pitch regardless of it’s location/count/situation then you’re right, he is a bad influence to young players.BR/BR/That “malcontent prima donna” as you put it was the best thing to happen to the Giants since Mays, I think fans and the Giants owe him a huge thanks for all he did on the field.

  5. Q says:

    Not a winner? Manny has done nothing but help teams win! He helped two Boston Red Sox teams win World Series, getting the WS MVP in 2004. He helped get the Indians to the World Series in 1997. And just this season he was the catalyst that drove the Dodgers to the NLCS. Say what you will about his attitude, but there’s no possible way to claim this dude isn’t a winner.

  6. Jeff Fletcher says:

    Jessie, the last year Kent was behind Bonds was 2002 (first half only, then Bonds was behind Kent). I’m pretty sure Bonds won the MVP in 2003 and 2004, mostly with the likes of Edgardo Alfonzo, Jose Cruz, Benito Santiago and Pedro Feliz hitting behind him.BR/BR/Also, the move to Tampa had already been rejected before Peter Magowan entered the picture. It’s a common myth that he “saved” the team from moving.

  7. Alex says:

    its a bad idea because hes a one-year rental on a team that is looking to the future. 2009 will be a fun year, where we have a chance to contend, but throwing away 2010 for matt holliday is insane. Now…if he played 3rd base and had 3 years left on his contract, i’d be all for it.

  8. Nat Busichio says:

    So they shouldn’t sign him because they don’t have a big bat behind him? So you’d rather have another mediocre/crappy hitter in lieu of ManRam on the basis that at least that batter will be pitched to?


  9. Jessie says:

    If I were Giants fans, instead of pinning my hopes on Man-Ram, I’d be hoping that Sabean has enough smarts to be on the phone with Billy Beane and discussing trade options for Matt Holliday when the trade deadline comes around…if not before hand.

    Actually, the best thing to happen to the Giants since Mays would be the sale of the team to Peter Magowan, who saved the Giants from being moved to Tampa Bay. :P

  10. Jessie says:

    Jeff, but surely you get my point; the Giants were stuck in a bad stadium with no idea of how to get out of it until the Magowan group came along.

    Why is trading for Holliday such a bad idea? I don’t get the logic….unless you’re gun shyafter the A.J. Pierzynski for Boof Bonzer, Francisco Liriano and Joe Nathan deal….

  11. Jeff Fletcher says:

    Such lively discussion on a post that was supposed to be joke. :)

  12. Jessie says:

    ESPN harvests a ton of content from Manny Ramirez. This is your opportunity to do the same!

  13. Alex says:

    there is no way in hell we trade for matt holliday this season.
    that’s about the worst idea i’ve heard so far (up there with trading cain for fielder).

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