Well Manny, you had a good run. But now it's time to move on.
Seven outfielders, as mentioned on the previous slide, and only four roster spots available (the Dodgers will most likely carry 13 pitchers for the remainder of the season).
Podsednik's acquisition was the worst of Colletti's fears coming to fruition. The overall health of the Dodgers' aging outfield veterans prompted the GM to acquire the speedy left fielder from the Royals.
Manny is at the center of those worries, currently in his third stint on the disabled list with more hamstring and ankle problems.
The issues with dealing Ramirez are obvious: Health and money. Manny isn't healthy, and wouldn't come cheap.
Reports on MLB.com and twitter posts from ESPN's Jayson Stark indicated the White Sox had inquired about the aging slugger, but the money offer was insulting as it wasn't significant enough for Colletti to think twice about.
No team wanted to surrender prospects for the 38-year-old either, leaving the Dodgers with a logjam in the outfield, and dilemmas to follow as Reed Johnson recovers from back spasms.
Xavier Paul continues to develop into a multi-tooled big leaguer with versatility and endurance.
It would be a crying shame to send him back to Triple-A Albuquerque, but there is a strong possibility this will occur when Manny and/or Reed Johnson return from the DL.
On the waiver horizon is a possible deal for Manny though. It is very possible the Dodgers can place Manny on waivers and find a deal out of it.
The Dodgers' options for Manny would be finding a team to claim him, working out a trade deal that would likely involve receiving cash from Ramirez's new team, or finding a new team to take on the remainder of his contract.
The new team would almost certainly be in the American League. Manny has expressed to teammates and Dodgers management that he would prefer to play for an American League team to see every day action as a designated hitter while resting his aging legs.
Possible destinations include the Chicago White Sox (although Sox GM Ken Williams can never seem to actually make a trade), the Orioles (having some cap room while unloading Miguel Tejada and Will Ohman), or the Angels (still trying to recover from the loss of Kendry Morales).
Once Manny is healthy, or the Dodgers are near rock bottom, expect the waiver trade talks to heat up once again regarding the Dodgers slugger.