Manny has decided he has not had quite enough of being Manny—Manny Ramirez is back in baseball after being officially reinstated last Saturday.
Ramirez abruptly retired last April after a failed drug test, his second drug offense.
MLB has reduced Ramirez's suspension from 100 games—the standard ban for a repeat offender—to 50 games in light of Ramirez missing all but the first five games of last season.
Are teams still willing to take a chance on the aging Ramirez, especially with his looming suspension?
There are bridges burned, and then there are bridges vaporized and annihilated.
There is absolutely no way Manny Ramirez reunites with Theo Epstein in Chicago.
White Sox GM Kenny Williams is in full sell mode, so fattening up payroll with a veteran free agent like Ramirez doesn't make sense.
The Rockies already have Jason Giambi coming off the bench, so there's really no spot for Manny's bat in Denver.
The Astros are bad. They are going to be bad for a while. Adding Manny isn't gonna happen.
Well, the Royals are the Royals. Nothing happening here.
Their current ownership situation truly makes this a moot point, but the Dodgers also likely have little interest in another go-round with Mannywood.
Billy Beane has already traded Trevor Cahill and is actively shopping Gio Gonzalez.
Manny in Oakland? Not gonna happen.
Things may have improved a bit in Pittsburgh last season, but there's no way Ramirez is part of the Pirates' 2012 plans.
With Jim Thome on board, there's truly no spot for Ramirez in Philadelphia.
The Braves are a contending team that's not afraid to spend. However, Manny doesn't seem to be the right piece to help solve their puzzle.
The Diamondbacks are undoubtedly looking for ways to improve upon their 2011 season in 2012. However, it's hard to see Kirk Gibson warming up to the idea of carrying Manny on his roster.
It seems generous to allot the Red Sox even a one percent chance here. How outrageous would this be?
Might the Indians bring Manny back to Cleveland? Fat chance, but the Indians certainly have a need for a little oomph in their lineup.
The Reds have solid outfield depth, but they don't have the big bat off the bench that other NL contenders boast. Manny in Cincinnati is unlikely, though.
You can bet Manny would love to call San Diego home, but the Padres have bigger fish to fry.
The Mariners are absolutely anemic at the dish, so a bat like Ramirez's would be huge. Don't count on it, though.
Dan Duquette brought Manny to Boston back in 2000—could they reunite in Baltimore?
It's really tough to see Buck Showalter giving the thumbs up on picking up Ramirez.
The Tigers could certainly use a little more firepower in their lineup, but between Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez, there doesn't appear to be a spot for Manny in the Motor City.
Arte Moreno hasn't been shy about spending money this offseason, but the Angels have a glut of DH types already under contract.
Bringing Manny to Queens doesn't make a whole lot of sense for the woeful Mets. Stranger things have happened, though.
With Albert Pujols gone, there's actually a true need for a bat like Manny's in St. Louis. It seems unlikely, however, that the Cardinals would saddle rookie skipper Mike Matheny with a head case like Ramirez.
With the departure of Jim Thome, the Twins might like some pop off the bench. Manny in Minnesota is a bit of a long shot, though.
The Nationals have shown a tendency to throw money around and are eager to make themselves relevant in the NL East. Other teams will be able to offer more, though.
A return to the Rays is unlikely, but not entirely out of the question, especially if Johnny Damon's still in the fold.
Milwaukee is bracing for the likely departure of Prince Fielder and the possibility that Ryan Braun will miss the season's first 50 games after a positive PED test.
The Brewers are looking for ways to stay relevant and on top of their division. Ramirez would help add some power, albeit likely coming off the bench.
Why the big jump to 10 percent? The Giants kick off the short list of realistic suitors for Manny's services.
Even during their championship ride in 2010, the Giants were woeful on offense. Even if they retain Carlos Beltran, adding a bench bat like Ramirez would be an excellent and smart addition for the club.
Ramirez would only add depth to an already strong Rangers lineup. However, if added, Ramirez's presence might precipitate a trade for pitching, which Texas is a little lean on with the departure of C.J. Wilson.
Eleven percent for the Jays? Okay, so maybe I'm a little nuts, but what fun are these lists without throwing a bit of a wrench into things?
Toronto would obviously love to bat Manny next to Jose Bautista.
With Jorge Posada likely done in pinstripes, there is a spot for Manny in the Bronx. You can bet Manny, who grew up in Washington Heights, would relish the chance to play for his hometown team.
Red Sox fans wouldn't know what to make of this. It also might just happen.
The Marlins are spending like they never have before. Ozzie Guillen's at the helm. Manny already lives in Miami. The odds stack up for Manny to end up in Miami.
Another draw for Manny? He'd get to hit inside the air-conditioned confines of the Marlins' new park.