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    Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    Would Jocketty and Castellini have the guts? Could the Reds afford it?

    Would it mean you could place the order with the printer for playoff tickets?

    I really don't like Manny Ramirez, but the guy is a plain dead-on force. Place him between Votto and Bruce and just start counting the RBI's.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    I wouldn't touch him with Hank Steinbrenner's money.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    That would be a bigger burned pile of cash than what the Yankees just gave Marky Mark.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    He's one of the best hitters I've seen in my life, so I'm reluctant to say no, but....I don't know. I've always defended him, but last year in Boston was inexcusable. I get the feeling that if you put him on a team that foundered badly, it wouldn't be pretty.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    For that money go get Dunn and Dye.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    I am not sure I would take him at league minimum, so 55 Mil is out of the question.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    I hadn't even paid attention to the dollar amount. 55 million for two years? A definite no. Even if Manny wasn't Manny.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    Manny would hate it here, he would never be on board, and be a complete distraction the entire time. Think Chad Johnson, squared.

    No thanks.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    Meh, I don't think so. He's not someone I want in the clubhouse with Volquez, Votto, Bruce, Cueto, or any of the other young guys. I don't want his bad attitude influencing anyone on our club.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    Meh, I don't think so. He's not someone I want in the clubhouse with Volquez, Votto, Bruce, Cueto, or any of the other young guys. I don't want his bad attitude influencing anyone on our club.

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    Yeah, he might teach them about hitting the baseball, doing it in the clutch, hitting in big spots, hitting in big games.

    Guy single handedly put the Dodgers in the playoffs last year. First ballot Hall of Famer hitting as well as ever. Would transform the offense overnight.

    I guess he doesn't fit the profile for the Reds.

    Good thread idea, BTW.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    I would for $5 and a cup of lukewarm Cincinnati Chili.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    27.5 million per? God no.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    Yes, but will Manny take a 2-year deal? I doubt it.

    I'd like to think that Manny would be less of a negative influence playing for Dusty. Dusty would really earn his money if he could make that happen.

    I also doubt there's enough left in Bob's wallet to make that deal, since he's already announced he isn't raising ticket prices. If Bob has that kind of dough lying around, he should be lowering ticket prices!
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Yes, but will Manny take a 2-year deal? I doubt it.

    I'd like to think that Manny would be less of a negative influence playing for Dusty. Dusty would really earn his money if he could make that happen.

    I also doubt there's enough left in Bob's wallet to make that deal, since he's already announced he isn't raising ticket prices. If Bob has that kind of dough lying around, he should be lowering ticket prices!
    No he and Boras would just take that figure straight to LA and they would at least match it. Meaning unless you go more than 3 years Manny ain't coming here. And I would consider it for 2 years or less and I cannot stand the guy, but 3 years or more...no thanks.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field.....would you give Manny a 55 million 2 year deal?

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