Found December 04, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Manny Ramirez
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Now available on the open market: A 39-year-old designated hitter who hasn't played professionally in eight months and will have to ride the pine for 100 games before he's allowed to play. Now, now, not everybody all jump in at once. Manny Ramirez, who retired in April rather than serve a 100-game suspension for his second positive drug test, wants back in, ESPN reports. The 12-time All-Star and former Red Sox left fielder would have to sign a contract before he can begin serving his suspension. "If any team wants to sign me, I would play," Ramirez reportedly told Enrique...

Your Morning Dump...Where Johnny Damon talks nonsense

Every morning, well most mornings and sometimes in the afternoon, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Terry Francona is a Hall of Fame manager,’’ said Damon. “I loved playing for him. I wish I could have played for him more years. I’m...

Winter Meetings: Joe Maddon

DALLAS, Texas-- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was first to address the media on Day One of the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings. Maddon discussed everything from position battles and the strength of his bullpen, to buddy Bobby V joining the AL East. But first, he noted he has finally had the chance to digest last season's late success...

Talks have started on Maddon’s contract extension, deal not close

Rays manager Joe Maddon, sporting new-look brown hair, is not worried about his contract extension. ROGER MOONEY DALLAS Rays manager Joe Maddon said he and executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman have had talks about a contract extension but indicated one is not imminent. <div…

Tampa Bay Rays hire Greg Riddoch as mental skills coach

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Manny a Ray? Don’t think so

ROGER MOONEY DALLAS Manny Ramirez wants back in, and he might actually draw interest from some teams who could use a right-handed power bat in the heart of their lineup. The Rays could use just that, but don’t…

Maddon eager to secure future with Rays

Joe Maddon likes where he is just fine. That's the vibe the now-brown-headed manager of the Rays conveyed when he met with the media during the first day of Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings at the Hilton Anatole on Monday.

Maddon Speaks

Marc Topkin provides a transcript of Joe Maddon’s press conference: Q. How much will the Rays have to work with? JOE MADDON: Honestly, I don’t even get involved. I know our payroll is in the $40 million area. I don’t worry about stuff like that. I’ve said that in the past and I really mean that. Regardless of our payroll number, it’s up to us to put a good fundamental...

Q&A: Does trading Murphy & Parnell for Upton make sense?

In a post to Twitter, Ben Yoel asks: “Would you trade Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell for B.J. Upton?” To read Michael Baron’s response to Ben’s question, click here.

Tampa Bay Rays' search for offense may begin at winter meetings

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Former Tampa Bay Rays DH Manny Ramirez hoping to return to majors, files for reinstatement

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