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The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby HimynameisJimmy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:02 am

I avoided Manny like the plague in my league this year. Was I right to do so, or does anyone see a return to form?
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby fiz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:13 am

I'd say somewhere in the middle. He may never be the masher that he was, but like his recent t-shirt said, "I got 99 problems, but my swing ain't one." He's been quiet all spring and who knows, maybe it's because he's nervous about how he'll do without PEDs (I doubt it). Maybe it's because he's trying to concentrate to smack the living hell out of the ball this year (probably this). He's in a contract year too I think, the dude loves his cash. There's nothing like a motivated Manny.

I'd say he's a pretty safe bet for .300 30 hrs and 100 rbi batting cleanup in the Dodgers lineup.
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby The Kavorka » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:31 am

Manny is still Manny.

One of the best pure hitters of our generation.

Contract year.

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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:43 am

not touching a clean manny. ;-7
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby j24jags » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:22 am

fiz wrote: too I think, the dude loves his cash. There's nothing like a motivated Manny.

I'd say he's a pretty safe bet for .300 30 hrs and 100 rbi batting cleanup in the Dodgers lineup.

8-o Last year he hit .290 with 19 HRs, I don't see reason to believe he will be healthy all year. I think it's much "safer" to project him at about 400 ABs, .290 with 20 HRs and 85 RBIs. With some upside for more but his floor is also a little lower than that.
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:25 am

I'm expecting 25 HR, 90 RBI and .300 BA but the chance he completly breaks down is pretty high IMO.
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby ayebatter » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:31 am

Being a Dodger fan, I hope he rakes to the tune 0f 30/100/100/.320, but I didn't draft him on a single roster this year. :-?
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby fiz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:31 am

j24jags wrote:
fiz wrote: too I think, the dude loves his cash. There's nothing like a motivated Manny.

I'd say he's a pretty safe bet for .300 30 hrs and 100 rbi batting cleanup in the Dodgers lineup.

8-o Last year he hit .290 with 19 HRs, I don't see reason to believe he will be healthy all year. I think it's much "safer" to project him at about 400 ABs, .290 with 20 HRs and 85 RBIs. With some upside for more but his floor is also a little lower than that.


you're right - i should have said that those numbers were assuming a full year of health. which may and may not happen. i do think 400 abs is a bit pessimistic though. he didnt miss any time last year with injuries if i remember correctly.
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:32 am

2009 was the third lowest full-season Isolated Power of his long career, and he does turn 38 this year.
Of course I'd have him for the right price, but he is becoming DO NOT WANT.
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Re: The decline of Manny Ramirez

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:36 am

torre said this year he'll give manny more days off and take him out early in more games.
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