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44Magnum
06-30-2008, 02:16 PM
Manny should be cut and not picked up just the same as Chacon was!

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3467042

He got it!
06-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Despite the obvious difference in the pecking order between General Manager and traveling secretary Manny is a Hall of Famer and Chacon is a career journey man with an ERA in the mid 5's. Not really that close to the same situation. You can bet if Berkman would have pushed Wade the punishment would have been much different.

GoReds33
06-30-2008, 03:32 PM
Despite the obvious difference in the pecking order between General Manager and traveling secretary Manny is a Hall of Famer and Chacon is a career journey man with an ERA in the mid 5's. Not really that close to the same situation. You can bet if Berkman would have pushed Wade the punishment would have been much different.Exactly. Manny is the best left fielder of this generation, and a certain Hall of Famer. Chacon doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Manny.

Blue
06-30-2008, 05:58 PM
Exactly. Manny is the best left fielder of this generation, and a certain Hall of Famer. Chacon doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Manny.

Without looking at the numbers, I would take pre-juice Bonds over Manny. He was an excellent defender and likely would have accomplished 500-500 without steroids.

Griffey012
06-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Cut him and no one pick him up so we can sign him next year! Hell ill become the traveling secretary whipping boy to put his production in our lineup.

Jack Burton
07-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Well, it is certified that he is slow in the head.

44Magnum
07-01-2008, 11:30 AM
So, it's OK to physically try and harm someone if you are very good at sports?

I just want to make sure I'm clear on that.

Orodle
07-01-2008, 11:51 AM
Chacon was a bit more violent than Manny....thats the big difference

44Magnum
07-01-2008, 12:17 PM
So, then it would be OK if you were at the Mall with your father and someone got mad and pushed him to the ground? You would just shrug it off as someone having a bad day?

texasdave
07-01-2008, 12:59 PM
Chacon was a bit more violent than Manny....thats the big difference

From what I have read Chacon knocked down Wade and then when Wade tried to get up knocked him down again. It was then broken up. In the Manny incident, Manny knocked the travelling secretary to the ground. It was then broken up. I did not read about any punches being thrown in either incident. The only difference as far as I can tell is that they restrained Manny a little more quickly. Manny is a star; Chacon not so much. Therein lies the real difference IMO. Both players should have been disciplined.

Z-Fly
07-01-2008, 01:13 PM
So, it's OK to physically try and harm someone if you are very good at sports?

I just want to make sure I'm clear on that.

I don't think this is anything new. You can get away with alot of things, if you are very good at sports.

mroby85
07-01-2008, 01:36 PM
I would accept Manny in Cincinnati with open arms, he'd be the perfect right handed bat to produce runs in this pitiful offense.

Jack Burton
07-01-2008, 06:57 PM
He's a nutjob, but he's not expendable, Chacon was.

killuminati35
07-02-2008, 12:42 AM
I didn't think Manny should have been releases a la Chacon, but I did think some discipline was necessary. It's a rather dangerous double-standard to allow a player to assault team personnel just because said player is a future Hall of Famer.