Manny Ramirez has been a member of the Oakland Athletics for just over a month now, and all seems to be going well. There have been no dubious reports surrounding Ramirez, he's taken on a mentor role with some of the younger players and his bat is finally starting to come around.
Assuming things continue the way they are, Ramirez may actually end up being a force for good, which would be a first for him. If he stays true to his word, then there's no reason why Ramirez can't be a great addition to the A's organization.
His impact can be felt not only on the field, but off it as well. Ramirez is much more than just a 12-time All-Star. He brings a presence that will transcend the diamond, reaching the clubhouse and fan-base. If nothing else, Ramirez has people talking about A's baseball again, and that in itself is an accomplishment for a team in midst of another rebuilding period.
Here are five people whom Ramirez will help in the 2012 season.