Mannywood shut down

Manny Ramirez has collectively screwed the Los Angeles Dodgers and fantasy baseball owners everywhere. But I have a feeling that fantasy owners are taking the news of his suspension the hardest.

As you’ve heard by now, Manny has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The jury is still out on what exactly he was using. I’ve heard reports today that it was medication for a “personal medical issue”, even a women’s fertility drug called HCG, which would explain the mood swings. Hell, maybe Manny is just using really strong afro cream.

At least use some cop-out excuse like it was something that he picked up from GNC. But by automatically refusing to appeal the case, doesn’t that basically point to Manny being guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs anyway?

To all of those that were begging J.P. Ricciardi to sign Manny Ramirez, we are now breathing a sigh of relief that the Blue Jays weren’t on the Manny Ramirez sweepstakes. It was not necessarily a great business move at the time, but the lack of payroll prevented the Jays from tabling an offer to Manny anyway. Things seem to have panned out without him, though.

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.



  1. Michael Harrison

    May 8, 2009 - 5:12 am

    we can pick him up in 3-4 years when no one else is willing to take a chance on him…manny being a Blue Jay would be freaking phenomenal!

  2. Ian H.

    May 8, 2009 - 5:42 pm

    It would be great! But I don’t think Scott Boras would allow for any short-term contracts, but after this fiasco Manny might take whatever he can get in 2011 and beyond.

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