MLB Free Agency: Ranking the AL Teams' Odds of Signing Manny Ramirez

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MLB Free Agency: Ranking the AL Teams' Odds of Signing Manny Ramirez
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Manny Ramirez has a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension to serve before he can play in MLB this season. That's just one of the things depressing his value in free agency. Other contributing factors:

  1. He can't play defense;
  2. Four straight organizations have parted ways with Ramirez on unhappy terms;
  3. At age 40, Ramirez might not have anything left in the tank. He got just one hit, a single, in 17 at-bats before hearing of a pending suspension and choosing to retire last year.

That said, it's not unreasonable to suspect that Ramirez might find a job before spring training opens in two weeks. Around the American League, a number of teams are still looking for a right-handed bat to back up or platoon at DH. They always are.

If Ramirez seems loaded with downside risk, he also presents the opportunity to buy low on a legendary slugger and potentially catch lightning in a bottle.

Here are the odds that each of the American League's 14 teams signs Ramirez.

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