Is Manny Ramirez being shopped by the Dodgers?

GackSports.comContributor IJuly 31, 2010

ST. LOUIS - JULY 15:  Manny Ramierez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 15, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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As the MLB trading deadline has come and passed, news has started to pour in that the Dodgers were perhaps considering moving their star left-fielder Manny Ramirez. Could this possibly be true?

Here is what Dodgers GM Ned Colletti had to say about Manny:

“We got a call from one club, and they offered us a very low dollar figure with no player attached to it. We didn’t start it and we didn’t float his name. One team came forward, and I’m not sure what they were trying to accomplish.”

“At the end of the day, we still need Manny, we need him in the middle of the order and we need him to get back sooner or later.

“The club was built with him and is best with him as the left fielder. Because we haven’t had him for much of the year doesn’t mean he can’t provide us some help the rest of the season. If another club had brought us a player back that helped us win, we’d probably consider that, if it worked for Manny, as well, with the no-trade clause.”

Manny would be a better fit in the American League, given his fielding problems and aging body. But, the idea of the Dodgers moving Manny is enough to excite any White Sox fan. This is Manny Ramirez we’re talking about here.

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