Manny Being Manny

Matt FanningCorrespondent IMay 8, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Portrait of Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers around the batting cage before the game between the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

If you had drafted Manny Ramirez in hopes that he would sign before the season started and just be Manny for the rest of the year, you looked like a genius up until today.

You probably spent around a third round pick on him, and now serving his 50 game suspension, you're undoubtedly in need of some production.

Guys to consider:

Marlon Byrd: Although his production is already starting to tail off as of late, he's still posting a .319 avg with 16 RBI. Hitting in a potent Rangers lineup is going to help this guy out a lot. I put him at a moderate buy if you're in dire need of an outfielder.

Scott Hairston
: Currently ranked 131 in yahoo leagues, this guy is putting up a .344/.412/.672 line along with 4 HRs and 15 RBI. His career .252 avg scares me, and personally I'd rather have Byrd.

David Dejesus
: Miraculously available in 92 percent of yahoo leagues, this guy has posted 3 HRs and 14 RBI. Although he is only batting .248 at the moment, he is a career .286 hitter. Expect this guy to start crushing the ball soon in a surprisingly productive KC lineup.

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