The Rays are counting on Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon to help them remain competitive against the Yankees and Red Sox in baseball’s toughest division.
Theo Epstein played it coy. He wouldn’t discuss Carl Crawford by name and yet he still made it clear than the Boston Red Sox had accomplished their goal of a major retooling by adding a second impact bat to join newly acquired Adrian Gonzalez.
Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Manny Ramirez and Hideki Matsui failed to receive salary arbitration offers as one of the first deadlines of baseball’s offseason passed.
Derek Jeter, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth head a list of 142 players who have become free agents following the World Series.
Manny Ramirez is expected to join the Chicago White Sox on Monday, giving the fading playoff contenders a big boost during a key 10-game road trip.
Manny Ramirez was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the White Sox were awarded the claim that gives them exclusive bargaining rights for the slugger.
Unless you’re from Boston, it’s hard not to start thinking about the Yankees and October baseball in just over a month. And unless you’re Jerry Manuel, it’s almost impossible to not have already given up on the 2010 Mets.