Found February 21, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Billy Beane
TEAMS: Oakland Athletics
In greeting a handful of media members on Tuesday, A's general manager Billy Beane took several questions about his decision to sign Manny Ramirez. More than half, it seemed, could be broken down to two words: Why Manny?

A's sign Manny Ramirez

After a year away from MLB, the mercurial outfielder has returned, signing a minor league deal with the A's. He'll still have to serve a 50 game suspension at the start of the season. 

Know Your Enemy: 2012 A.L. West Projections – Oakland A’s

Oakland AL West Predictions This is part 1 of Insider Steve’s 2012 AL West Know Your Enemy Series. He’s has already released his 2012 American League West Handicapping Preview & Predictions. Think about how far the Oakland A’s have fallen since their last LCS appearance in 2006. It’s alright, I’ll give you a moment to let it soak in. It’s a story that sounds all to...

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane says signing Manny Ramirez has little risk

PHOENIX — Manny Ramirez will report to A's camp Friday, an arrival that's as highly anticipated as any involving an Oakland player in several years.

Billy, We're Done

So Manny Ramirez has agreed to a deal with my A's. Which is to say that my team has hired Manny Ramirez. They say it's zero risk. If he doesn't hit or becomes a distraction, they release him and eat $500K, which is nothing, even to Oakland. If he hits, they sit on him until June, then play him until they can get two shiny nickels at the trade deadline, and woo. What a...

Manny Is Back

 Manny Ramirez is back in pro baseball after signing a $500k deal with the Oakland Athletics. Ramirez will report to spring training, but must serve a 50 game suspension for a second positive performance enhancing drug test. Even with the suspension, the Athletics are getting a bargain. Ramirez may not be the player he was when he was younger, but there is still something special...

Manny Ramirez close to signing with A's

PHOENIX (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the negotiations says slugger Manny Ramirez is close to signing a contract with the Oakland Athletics that would be worth approximately 500,000. ESPN first reported the sides had reached agreement Monday, speaking directly to the slugger. A person confirmed the sides were closing in on a contract, speaking on condition of anonymity because...

Ramirez, with minor-league deal, expected to join A's in camp Friday

Manny Ramirez is expected to join Oakland at its spring training facility on Friday, yet another part of the Athletics' offseason overhaul.

MLB Free Agent News: Manny Ramirez signs with Athletics

For anyone who was hoping to follow up Jim Thome’s swan song in Cleveland with one for Manny Ramirez, you can keep dreaming.  ESPN is reporting that Manny has agreed to a small deal with the Athletics that includes a spring training invitation. Sources tell (Pedro) Gomez the deal is worth about $500,000. Ramirez is obligated to serve a 50-game suspension without pay before beginning...

Ramirez expected to arrive to A's on Friday

Manny Ramirez is expected to join Oakland at its spring training facility on Friday, yet another part of the Athletics' offseason overhaul.

Manny's back: Ramirez agrees to deal with A's

Manny Ramirez told ESPN's Pedro Gomez on Monday that he has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Athletics.
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