How much eccentricity should a team tolerate from a
star player? It depends on his salary. John Harper of
the New York Daily News opines that at a lesser price
tag, Manny Ramirez's foibles would be tolerable, but
at $20 million, he is just too unpredictable to
justify his actions.
Now that the Marlins have won it all, other small
market teams will get notions that they can do the
same. Not only that, but their fans and local writers
will too. With that in mind, Nick Canepa of the San
Diego Union says the Padres have lost the ability to
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