Friday, February 27, 2009

Manny Ramirez

I`m sure by now you`ve read that Manny, yet again rejected the Dodger's offer. This time it was an extraordinarily generous offer of 25 million for 2009 and a 20 million dollars player option.

Fangraphs.com has a feature in which they calculate a player's money value. Its a little convoluted and far from perfect but its a good rule of thumb for a player's value. It goes back to 2002 and you know how many times he exceeded that 25 million dollar mark? Once, granted it was last year but still, only once.

He only broke the 20 million mark that the PLAYER option is worth one other time. That was way back in 2003. In 2007 he was worth a mere 4.3 million. The guy can't field and that kills a team. I`m not even going to mention the fact that when he's not happy he's a clubhouse cancer. His own team voted for him to leave in Boston nearly unaminously and he has often refused to play in big games. To me, that says it all.

He better hurry up and find a job or he may find himself retired.