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    Rays sign Manny and Damon

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...y-ramirez.html

    Looks like Damon will be back in the outfield some more.

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Wow.... I did not see that coming. Interesting.
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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Whew! The Rays lose some big names but buy some time for their limited following by getting some high profile guys while they nurture their next batch of prospects. A very interesting strategy, but it might feed their developing fan base while they regroup.
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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    I know the Rays lost some big talent in Crawford, Garza, and Pena but they are still going to win 90+ games this season, IMO. Jeremy Hellickson is good enough to make the Rays forget about Garza, and Desmond Jennings is a stud in the OF, and I still think Manny has something left in the tank.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    The little Rays making big moves!

    Nice!

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Anybody else have the Yankees finishing 3rd next season? 4th?

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Anybody else have the Yankees finishing 3rd next season? 4th?
    I never like to count The Yanks out because they're patently evil and you can't write them off, but the AL East is going to a fun division to watch play out. That's for sure.
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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Anybody else have the Yankees finishing 3rd next season? 4th?
    3rd would be a surprise, 4th is downright impossible.

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Anybody else have the Yankees finishing 3rd next season? 4th?
    First or second.
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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Anybody else have the Yankees finishing 3rd next season? 4th?
    If Andy doesnt come back they have huge, huge problems.

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    First or second.
    2nd. I doubt there'll be many that won't pick Boston to win that division.
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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Manny for only $2mill surprises me. That's an $18mill cut from one yr to the next. Is that some kind of record?

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Manny for only $2mill surprises me. That's an $18mill cut from one yr to the next. Is that some kind of record?
    Just a second! Aren't there MLB rules that a players's pay can only be a minimum of 80% of what it was last year, or something like that??

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Just a second! Aren't there MLB rules that a players's pay can only be a minimum of 80% of what it was last year, or something like that??

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    Re: Rays sign Manny and Damon

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Free agency is a double edged sword. Oh and getting older sucks.
    Especially getting old with the reputation of quitting on your LA Dodgers team.
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